KG Hospital Chairman Dr G.Bakthavathsalam’s Deepavali Message:

Bonus generally means the monetary benefit you get after 12 months’ work. It may vary from 8.33 per cent to 30 per cent.

For the human beings the term “bonus” means extension of life. If a 60-year-old man lives till 70 years of age, he gets a bonus of 10 years.

After 60 years of age, every day is a bonus.  At the age of 60 years, the couple gets married for the second time and it is called Sashtiapthapoorthi.

Reckless spending

Those who get bonus (monetary benefit) spend it recklessly. They purchase costly sarees and other luxurious items, giving least thought to the fact that the slum-dwellers are wearing rags.

For watching the new movies released on a festival day, people buy tickets in the black market by paying Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per ticket.

By bursting firecrackers– 1000 walas, 5000 walas and 10000 walas–thousands of rupees go up in smoke.   Firecrackers are hazardous as they cause noise and air pollution, cause hearing loss, inflict severe burns and at times even claim lives.

Safe way of celebration

At Sivakasi many employees of firecracker units perished when their work sheds came crashing down by accidental fires and rows of firecracker shops caught fire elsewhere, causing huge collateral damages and loss of lives.

Bursting firecrackers during Deepavali is a notional act, and if one must do it, there is a way to go about it. The residents of a locality can pool their money, buy firecrackers and burst them in a common place in a safe manner.

Ours is still a developing country, in which 20 crore people go hungry, 10 crore people could not afford to buy firecrackers and 5 crore people could not buy textbooks.

The bonus money should be spent in a useful manner like buying dresses for the poor children and feeding thousands of underprivileged people.

Purpose of life

Leading a happy and healthy life is a bonus. Three patients, aged 40, 50 and 60 years, admitted today in KG Hospital are struggling for their life. One is a diabetic with blood sugar level at 425, another is a smoker and the third one has got high cholesterol of 350.

Since they are economically weak, Dr GB, that is myself is giving them up to 50 per cent concession in treatment charges.

Demons within us

Deepavali is celebrated to commemorate the annihilation of demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna.

There are many demons within us like anger, lust, hatred, religious fanaticism, ego etc., These negative qualities are affecting our hearts. Necessary awareness to get rid of these harmful qualities is yet to happen in Tamil Nadu.

Next to God, only doctors could extend the life span of the patients through appropriate treatment.

A diabetologist treats the diabetic condition as well as pays attention to the possible damage the disease could cause to vital organs.  In curing a disease three factors viz., doctor’s efforts, patient’s cooperation and right diet play equal role.

Avail KG Hospital’s special health package: heart checkup – Rs 1,000 and heart scan – Rs 9,000. Have a health checkup and make the festival a “holy day.”

Would you spoil your health or keep good health?

Think it over!

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