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…

Thalassaemia: watch out for side-effects in treatment G. Bakthavathsalam, chairman of KG Hospital, interacting with children suffering from thalassaemia at a symposium organised at KG Hospital and Postgraduate Medical Institute in Coimbatore on Tuesday. “”PHOTO: S. SIVA SARAVANAN It is not often that one comes across a disease where treatment itself is a possible threat…

Noble gesture:Sheela Ramachandran (left), Vice-Chancellor of Avinashilingam University for Women, presenting an award to R.Uma Maheswari , who gave consent for transplanting the organs of her brain-dead husband, at the “˜Organ Donation Awareness Programme”™ held at the University in Coimbatore on Tuesday.”” Photo: K. Ananthan It took two kidneys of seven-year-old brain dead Rajeswari to…

G. Bakthavatchalam (left), chairman of K.G. Hospital, giving a demonstration during a basic emergency life support training programme organised in Coimbatore on Sunday.- PHOTO: S. SIVA SARAVANAN A training programme on life saving techniques in emergency situations was organised in the city on Sunday by the KG Hospital and Postgraduate Medical Institute. The one hour…

I know you Sir, for the past 50 years. For the past 40 years, myself and all my family members, viz. grandfather, grandmother, mother in law, father in law and others, have been regularly coming to KG Hospital for taking various types of treatments. My husband, S. Jayasimhan, aged 63 years, is a civil engineer…

I had the shock of my life on the 1st August, 2014 when my 16-year old only son, Varun Karthik, could not speak. He was blabbering. He had fallen down and his right side was paralysed as if he had a stroke attack. Myself and my wife were frightened and were shivering and were in…

The liver, kidneys and eyes of V. Devendra, a 56-year-old resident of Hassan district in Karnataka, were harvested at a city hospital on Sunday. He was declared “˜brain dead”™ due to injuries suffered in a road traffic accident here on Friday. Shifted Devendra had come to the city to attend a wedding. He met with…

Chairman of KG Hospital G. Bakthavathsalam (second left), after presenting the “˜Dynamic Indian of the Decade Award”™ with Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani (left), Director General of Association of Healthcare Providers (India) and Dr. Bipin Batra (second right), Executive Director of National Board of Examinations at a function organised by KG Foundation in Coimbatore on Wednesday….

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