65th Annual Conference of “Neurological Society of India” inaugurated

65th Annual Conference of “Neurological Society of India” inaugurated Dr. B. Ramamurthi decorated with Unique British Honour  Importance of “Golden Hour” to be discussed

 The 3 day Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI) was formally inaugurated by Dr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Former Governor of West Bengal and Dr. S. Geethalakshmi, Vice Chancellor of Dr. MGR Medical University, in Chennai. The conference takes place at ITC Grand Chola, Guindy, from 15thto 18th December 2016. Over 1200 Neuro-Scientists from India and abroad are participating in this world class conference which has its theme as “Heritage to Modernity: An Inspiring Saga” and is hosted by the Chennai Neuro Association.

In his address, Dr. Gopalkrishna Gandhi said, “The late Brig. B. Ramamurthi  was one such globally renowned neurosurgeon, author, editor, a pioneer in neurosurgery and often recognized as the Father of Indian Neurosurgery. He set up the Department of Neurosurgery at the Government General Hospital, Chennai in 1950, the Department of Neurosurgery at the Madras Medical College and founded the Institute of Neurology, Madras in the 1970s. Today we relive his memory and pay our tribute to this great doctor and wonderful human being by launching a special Postal Stamp in his honour.”

Dr. K. Sridhar, Organising Secretary of NSICON 2016 in his remarks said, “NSI has its origins in Chennai and the growth of neuroscience and its importance is from this city which is known as the ‘Mecca of Medicine’. A galaxy of orators, distinguished luminaries in the field of neurosciences from India and abroad are present at this national meet. We are happy to host The Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS), this year and I am delighted that for the 1st time ever, SBNS will accord its highest Medallion of Honour to Prof. B. Ramamurthi, outside of UK.”

He further said, “Another important feature in this conference is a public awareness program titled “The Golden Hour”, will be held on the 18th December 2016 (Sunday4.00 pm). It will educate the commonman on the importance of time when it comes to brain injury. A panel comprising of Neuro-Scientists, Government officials as well as prominent members of the Society will discuss the importance of The Golden hour. Genuinely interested public are welcome to attend the meet.”

மறைந்த முதலமைச்சர் செல்வி ஜெ.ஜெயலலிதா அவர்களின் திருவுருவப் படத்திற்கு முதலமைச்சர் திரு..ஓ.பன்னீர்செல்வம் அவர்கள் மரியாதை செலுத்தினார்

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வேலங்காடு மயானபூமியில் பராமரிப்பு பணி நடைபெற உள்ளதால்,வில்லிவாக்கம் மற்றும் ஓட்டேரி எரிவாயு மயான பூமியை பயன்படுத்தி கொள்ளுமாறு பெருநகர சென்னை மாநகராட்சி அறிவிப்பு

வேலங்காடு மயானபூமியில் பராமரிப்பு பணி நடைபெற உள்ளதால்,வில்லிவாக்கம் மற்றும் ஓட்டேரி எரிவாயு மயான பூமியை பயன்படுத்தி கொள்ளுமாறு பெருநகர சென்னை மாநகராட்சி அறிவிப்பு.

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FORMATION OF LARGEST HUMAN IMAGE OF AN EAR ON WORLD DISABILITY DAY

RAINDROPSS, a renowned a youth based social organization from Chennai founded by Aravind Jayabal, is widely popular in delivering social awareness messages to the public through entertainment and media. Supporting education for less privileged children’s, women empowerment, feed the needy are the main areas where Raindropss being a beacon around. A.R.Raihanah (Oscar winning music composer, A.R.Rahman’s sister) is the Goodwill Ambassador of Raindropss. Reihana (also known as Rayhanah) is a playback singer and film composer for films in India. However, she is more widely known as sister to A. R. Rahman and mother of G. V. Prakash Kumar. She collaborated with Rahman on a song for the score of the award winning Kannathil Muthamittal in 2002. The most recent song she has sung is Karma Veeran from Kochadaiiyaan. She also sang the most controversial song from the movie Chocolate.

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FORMATION OF LARGEST HUMAN IMAGE OF AN EAR ON WORLD DISABILITY DAY – RAINDROPSS AND SATHYABAMA UNIVERSITY TO BE COVERETD IN THE PAGES OFBOOK OF WORLD RECORDS

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On 3rd December, to commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, RAINDROPSS in association with Sathyabama University organized “வானமேஎல்லை – A World Record Attempt & A Theme Song Launch. The observance of the day aims to promote “Together a better world for all“, an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The overall aim is to show non-disabled people that a person with a disability can be a vibrant member of society.

“SO THE WORLD MAY HEAR, GIVE YOUR VOICE”, is an initiative of Raindropss to support the children with the hearing impairment. The gift of hearing opens up a whole new world of opportunity. In India, 63 million people suffer from significant auditory loss. Nationwide disability survey have estimated hearing loss to be the second most common cause of disability.

To create a significant awareness among people, Raindropss and Sathyabama University joined hands to break the existing world record of largest human image of an ear with 323 participants, achieved at United Kingdom. The new world record has been achieved by Raindropss and Sathyabama University on world disability with 1215 participating and forming the LARGEST HUMAN IMAGE OF AN EAR. A Theme Song composed by A.R.Raihanah, penned by lyricist Madhan Karky and sung by Bhavatharani and Aravind, was released during the record attempt. The song conveys a strong social message, a person with a disability can be a vibrant member of society, by proving to themselves that there are many things they can still do. The Video song will be release shortly, says Aravind Jayabal, Founder and Managing Trustee of Raindropss.

Global Health City successfully completes three Paediatric Liver transplant surgeries in a record time of 18 hours

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~ One of the most efficient uses of an organ in the world ~

 

Chennai, December 02, 2016:Global Hospitals, part of Parkway Pantai, Singapore which operates a chain of multi super specialty hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai, has set a new benchmark in Paediatric Liver transplants in the world.The specialist teams from Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation and the Institute of Advanced Paediatric Sciences at Global Health City, Chennai, successfully performed three complex Paediatric Liver Transplant surgeries in a span of just 18 hours. The transplants were performed in an effort to save the lives of a young child and 2 one-year-old infants, one of whom had flown down from overseas.  All three surgeries were successfully completed by 3 am on the 22.10.2016,a feat that no single center has ever achieved in the world.

 

Ms. Rega, an 8 year old who hails from a small village near Nagarcoil was diagnosed with NonCirrhotic Portal Fibrosis (NCPF) which is a chronic liver disease that also affected her lungs. Ms. Sanghivi, aged 1½ years old was diagnosed with Biliary Atresiawhich is a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants. Ms. Sanghivi is from Hyderabad and had already undergone a failed Kasai surgery and was in dire need of a donor for transplant. Due to their conditions both Rega and Sanghivi were also diagnosed with Jaundice.  6 month old baby Leilah*, who weighed about 4 kgs,was born with a genetic condition called Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis which is a rare congenital liver disease.

 

Baby Leilah* was scheduled to undergo a living donor transplant on the morning of 21.10.16. Given the small size of the child the liver team was already set to perform a special form of Mono-segmental Liver transplant. While Leilah’s* father who was the donor for her transplant was being wheeled into the operation theatre, the liver team received news of a potential cadaveric donor in the hospital. The donor was a 12 year old child who was previously well, and had suddenly become unconscious on her way to school. Investigations revealed that she had developed a massive bleed in the brain due to a burst blood vessel. Despite emergency surgery, the damage to the brain was irreversible and the treating team declared her brain dead. The child’s family had no hesitation in making the decision to donate their daughter’s organs.

 

This generosity of the child’s parents provided a unique opportunity for the liver transplant team headed by Prof Mohamed Rela. Good quality livers of sufficient size can be split into two parts and used to perform liver transplantation in two different patients. Ms. Rega and Ms. Sanghivi both of who were in a desperate need for a liver transplant were chosen for the split graft surgeries. This proved to be a tough challenge for the liver team at Global Health City who went on to create history by successfully completing a complicated Mono-segmental liver transplant, while proceeding with the cadaveric harvest operation, splitting the donor liver and performing two split liver grafts all within 18 hours.

 

“It was a tough decision to commit ourselves to three complex surgeries back to back” said,Prof. Mohamed Rela, Director & Head- Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation Global Hospitals, India“But we were committed to making the best use of the generous gesture of the donor’s family. We believe that every healthy liver should be split and offered to two individuals and in this case the children had been waiting for a long time and there might nothave been a second chance for them. This is a medical milestone as three liver transplants in children within 18 hours has never been done in any part of the world”

தமிழக அரசின் நகராட்சி நிற்வாகம் மற்றும் குடிநீர் வழங்கல் துறையின் ஆய்வுக்கூட்டம்

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