It is a neurological disorder due to attachment of spinal cord abnormally to tissues around the spine. As a result spinal cord cannot move freely within the spinal canal leading to possible nerve damage resulting in spinal cord dysfunction. Reasons for tethering are many but mainly congenital associated with spina bifida Myelomeningocele , following spinal…

Importance of healthy lungs K.G. Bakthavathsalam presided over a symposium on “Pulmonology ““ An update” organised in KG Hospital here on Friday. He emphasised the importance of healthy lungs for a disease free life. He said that inhaling and exhaling in the right way ensured a proper supply of oxygen to the lungs and this…

KG Hospital conducts mock drill A mock disaster management drill was organised here on Monday by KG Hospital.Army members from 93 Field Regiment at Madurkkai camp near here was deployed along with Coimbatore City Police and Fire Safety and Rescue Services at Valangulam By-Pass near Sungam, the site of the drill. After information came from…

Braving brittle bones, Dhanya shows way Despite 400 fractures, she raises funds to cover monthly medical bills of over 30 children. Twenty-four years ago, a cruel twist of fate at birth scarred her for life. But 400 fractures in her body inflicted by an extremely rare Brittle Bone disease did nothing to dent Dhanya Ravi”™s…

Man loses life, but saves six A 39-year-old person who got married just a month ago and was going to a Notary Public to get his marriage certificate attested met with a serious accident that left him brain dead. Despite the tragic circumstances, his family consented to donate his body organs and has saved six…

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