KG Foundation organized a four-in-one function––44th anniversary of KG Hospital, Graduation Ceremony, giving away awards for medical experts and release of book written by KG Hospital Chairman Dr G.Bakthavathsalam, in KG College of Health Sciences campus on Sunday, December 17th, 2017.
Dr Bakthavathsalam presided over the function. Prof.Dr.S.Geethalashmi, Vice-Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R. Medical University, was the chief guest. She gave away medals and certificates to rank-holders and released the book “Nenje…Nenje..” authored by Dr Bakthavathsalam.
The Vice-Chancellor in her speech said that Tamil Nadu had been hailed as the No.1 State in the country in providing healthcare services. It was due to the ethical practices being followed by the medical fraternity in the treatment of patients till they get cured.
Though the healthcare providers had introduced many innovations in the healthcare delivery system, they were collecting only nominal charges from the patients.
She said, “The paramedical profession is a good profession and is almost equal to that of a doctor. The paramedics work in coordination with doctors, rendering effective healthcare service to mankind.”
“The paramedics bring peace and solace to the suffering people and therefore, they are called Messengers of God. It is their care and compassion that cure the patients more than medicines and injections,” she said.
New course for home care of patients
The Vice-Chancellor said that it was her aim and objective to expand the fellowship, diploma and certificate courses in paramedics and allied health science courses. However, the candidates in rural areas had expressed their inability to pursue the paramedical courses in urban centres.
Therefore, for their benefit the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University had proposed to introduce a certificate paramedics course in “healthcare aid or home healthcare delivery” to serve the geriatric and bed-ridden patients at their doorsteps.
She called upon the paramedics not to look at patients as “subjects” but view them as human beings throbbing with life. Every patient must be treated with dignity and must be given physical, emotional and medical support, the Vice-Chancellor added.
Awards for specialists
Dr Bakthavathsalam conferred the “Dynamic Indian of the Millenium Award” on the Vice-Chancellor and five medical experts, including Dr Anand Khakhar, a liver transplant specialist, Dr K.R.Balakrishnan, a heart transplant specialist, Dr P.Balaji, member secretary of the Tamil Nadu Transplant Authority, Dr.M.Pradeep, a senior neurosonologist and Dr A.Sakthivel, a senior orthopaedic surgeon.
Dr Bakthavathsalam also bestowed the “Doctor of Excellence Award” on six doctors: Dr Arun Kumar, Dr Kirubakaran, Dr Balamurugan, Dr Thenmozhi, Dr Silambu Chelvi and Dr Arul.
As for the awards, Dr Bakthavathsalam said that the awardees were the ones who had risen above the ordinary people, by making an extraordinary contribution to the nation. The awards were given not only to honour the awardees but also motivate the students to emulate them.
The awardees deemed it a great privilege to get the awards and thanked Dr Bakthavathsalam for the same. Cultural events staged by KG College students regaled the audience.