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6 doctors presented with Sanjivi award

By Our Special Correspondent

CHENNAI, JULY 11. Six doctors who volunteered their time and professional skills to serve the poor and the needy were honoured by two non-governmental organisations here today.

The Rigid Hospital chairman, J.S. Rajkumar; the Adyar Cancer Institute (WIA) Surgical Oncology head, R. Ravi Kannan; the Indian Red Cross Society Day Care Hospital medical officer, S. Thulasi; the CSI Kalyani Hospital and CSI Rainy Hospital psychiatrist, Shanthi Davidar; R. Satish of the Singhvi Trust and a general physician based in Korattur, R. Kamala Kannan, were awarded the Dr. K.S. Sanjivi Award. The award carries an engraved silver plaque, a citation and a cash award of Rs. 5,000. The Hindu Mission Hospital was selected in the institution category and was awarded Rs. 10,000 in addition to the plaque and the citation.

The Confederation of Indian Organisations for Service and Advocacy, a platform that brings together NGOs, corporate houses and individuals, and Udhavum Ullangal, a public charitable trust set up to support AIDS and cancer afflicted patients, instituted the award in memory of Sanjivi, founder, Voluntary Health Services, and a pioneer in community health in Chennai. The Vice-Chancellor, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, S. Thanikachalam, who gave away the awards, said the cost of health care was increasing with each passing day. He reminded doctors the need to keep the costs down, while not compromising on the quality of the service rendered.

The chairperson, Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, V. Shantha, congratulated the spirit of service and motivation of the young doctors. She said that it was because of doctors like these that the fruits of medical research reached the poor and the needy.

The former head of Neurology, Madras Medical College, T.S. Kanaka, stressed the importance of coordinating the efforts of philanthropists and doctors to ensure that the poor received quality health care.

J.R. Shankaran, physician, who accepted the award on behalf of his son, Dr. Rajkumar, reminded doctors to be humane and not to treat patients as mere numbers. It was necessary to talk to the relatives of the patient and also involve them in the decision-making process, he said. This would also mean lesser chances of litigation on the part of the patient, he added.

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