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  • 17
    May 2022

    High blood pressure (HBP) means the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be. Another name for high blood pressure is hypertension.

    Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!

    KNOW YOUR NUMBERS

    High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for heart disease but often has no symptoms. The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to get your blood pressure checked regularly!

    Measures to control High Blood Pressure?

    • Don't smoke and avoid secondhand smoke.
    • Maintain a healthy weight.
    • Eat foods rich in potassium. Aim for 3,500 - 5,000 mg of dietary potassium per day.
    • Limit alcohol to no more than one drink per day if you're a woman or two drinks a day if you're a man
    • Be more physically active. Aim for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity per week, or a combination of both, spread throughout the week.
    • Take medicine the way your health care professional tells you.
    • Know what your blood pressure should be and work to keep it at that level.

    Way of life changes can help lower and keep a sound pulse. Staying on a healthy diet, being physically active, keeping a healthy weight, and not smoking can help you stop, or delay problems related to high blood pressure.

    Remember, the more risk factors you have, the more probable you are to get hypertension.

    Enroll and participate in Dr.KMH's HBP Screening Camp. Get yourself evaluated for a set of investigations with expert consultation at a very minimal price

Past Events
  • 3
    May 2022

    A Day for the universal community to come together and raise awareness about asthma. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the airways in the lungs, causing recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. During an asthma attack, the airways become smaller and fill with mucus, making it difficult to breathe. While there is no cure for asthma, it can be controlled.

    This year's World Asthma Day theme is "CLOSING GAPS IN ASTHMA CARE". It's always the right time to address airways disease. The theme provides a call to action for both patients and healthcare providers worldwide to assess indications irrespective of the time point in one's life they may occur and take actions to make sure that the asthma is controlled

    Although anyone can get asthma at any age, studies have shown the following trends:

    • Asthma often starts in childhood and is more common in children than in adults. Still, asthma affects people of all ages, and studies show an increasing number of asthma cases in older people.
    • More boys than girls have asthma. But in adulthood, more women than men have asthma.
    • People who have allergies or whose family members have allergies are more likely than other people to have asthma.
    • Asthma tends to run in families. If your mother, father, or siblings have asthma, you're at an increased risk for the disease
    • People who smoke or who are around a lot of second-hand smoke are also more likely to get asthma.

    Work with your asthma care team to:

    • Know your symptoms
    • Avoid your triggers.
    • Take your medicine correctly
    • Follow your Asthma Action Plan every day
    • Check your asthma control regularly

    Enrol and participate in Dr.KMH's Pulmonology Screening Camp. Get yourself evaluated for set of investigations with expert consultation at a very minimal price

  • 19
    Apr 2022

    Gastroenterology is the study of medicine, focussing on normal function and diseases of the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action of the gastrointestinal organs including,

    • The movement of material through the stomach and intestine,
    • The digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body,
    • Removal of waste from the system,
    • And the function of the liver as a digestive organ.

    Gastroenterology deals with treating and managing ailments such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis.

    Commemorating the World Liver Day on April 19th 2022, Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital has organized a two week campaign to spread awareness and foster GASTRO health across its Neighborhood and around. You may register and evaluate your Gastro health at a discounted nominal price. Please encourage your family and friends to participate, and make use of this once in a year event.

  • 7
    Apr 2022

    The theme for World Health Day 2022 is "Our planet, Our health"

    World health day is celebrated across the world to raise global awareness regarding people's general health and wellbeing.

    The day is an important occasion among the days observed in the field of health. The objective of World Health Day is to make people aware of the importance of overall good health and to provide essential health facilities to every person in every corner of the world.

    We at Dr.KAMAKSHI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL intend to offer one of the most advanced health assessments in Chennai, Tamilnadu to private and corporate clients. "Prevention is better than cure", the act of prevention is not any more an idea to contemplate, but a 'must-to-do' act amid these evolving lifestyles and emerging illnesses of today. Performing periodic health check-ups has now become an imperative and pre-emptive task for a worriless, healthy, and happy life.

    We aim to,

    • Improve understanding of universal health coverage and the importance of primary health care.
    • Motivate individuals, policymakers, and healthcare workers to make universal health care a reality for everyone.
    • Provide everyone with the information and services they need to take care of their health and the health of their families.
    • Provide good quality and people-centered care by skilled health workers.

    In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, Dr. KMH also provides preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests, and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Participate in Dr.KMH WORLD HEALTH DAY COMPLETE HEALTH CHECKUP CAMP and get yourself evaluated from our wide range of health packages with 30% concession till 30th of APRIL 2022

  • 1
    Apr 2022

    Snoring is the sound made by vibrations of the soft tissue of the airway (mouth, nose and throat). It is caused by turbulent airflow that occurs during inspiration when there is a partial obstruction or narrowing anywhere from the tip of the nose to the voice box. When an individual is awake, there is muscular tone holding the airway open. This reduces during sleep and explains why snoring is not present when an individual is awake

    Should I Worry if I Snore?

    Are you finding it harder to stay awake during the daytime? Getting what you thought was a full night's sleep but waking feeling as if you haven't been refreshed at all? Does your partner complain about your snoring? If so, and you are additionally experiencing some other symptoms, you may well have a disorder that is increasingly common and potentially quite serious - Sleep apnea. Put simply, this means that your breathing will be interrupted multiple times a night, disturbing your sleep with micro-interruptions that you may not even recall in the morning. This condition is treatable with advice from an ear, nose and throat doctor but does require careful management in order not to impact your health.

    This camp is aimed at investigating and treating such patients. Participate in the camp and get yourself assessed for nasal endoscopy, video laryngoscopy with expert ENT consultation at a very nominal price.

  • 10
    Mar 2022

    Urology also known as genitourinary surgery, is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs. Glucose control, heart-healthy habits and medications are the keys for good kidney health. Your risk of kidney disease is higher with diabetes.

    Possible ways to reduce your risk:

    If you have diabetes for 10 years or more, you are at most risk for kidney damage. Your greatest opportunity to avoid or slow damage is to safeguard your kidneys now. Your risk is highest when blood sugar control is poor. Keeping blood sugar levels in your target range is the key. This can lower your risk by 50 percent or more.

    What you eat and drink can help slow down kidney disease. Some foods are better for your kidneys than others. Cooking and preparing your food from scratch can help you eat healthier. Healthy kidneys normally regulate the level of substances and water in the body, which come from what we eat and drink. If your kidneys are not working as well as they should, you may not be able to control this balance. You may therefore need to change what you eat and drink to help with this.

    Be kind to your kidneys:

    • Get tested every year.
    • Control your blood sugar levels
    • Monitor your blood pressure.
    • Control your cholesterol levels.
    • Ask your doctor if preventive meds are right for you.

    Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals is renowned for its extremely high standards in all aspects of healthcare. You can be assured that you are being treated in one of the best hospitals in the world with state-of-the-art facilities, skilled experts, and dedicated staff.

    Participate in Dr.KMH's Urology Camp - Kidney Health for Everyone, Everywhere.

  • 8
    Mar 2022

    International Women's Day is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. It is a day in which women from all around the world connect in thoughts, prayers, struggles, hopes and dreams. Women's achievements in education, business, science, art, medicine, public service, athletics, and every other field have made our world better and stronger.


    TODAY WE HONOR

    The women of the past: those who stood up for change and fought for the rights that we live and enjoy today.

    The women of the present: those who are in this room today and those women around the world who use their voice to help make our world a better place for women.

    The women of the future: those who will continue to champion women's voices, to break barriers and keep visible women,s triumphs and plights.


    It is only fair to conclude that women are homemakers in the true sense. Be it housewives or working women, the least we can do is to appreciate, respect and care for them. Awareness on women health is necessary.

    We at Dr.KMH will put together with you to develop individualized care plans, management of chronic diseases and surgical procedures. We are committed to provide patient centered care that inspires clinical and service excellence.

    Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals is renowned for its extremely high standards in all aspects of healthcare. You can be assured that you are being treated in one of the best hospitals in the world with state-of-the-art facilities, skilled experts, and determined staff.

    Participate in Dr.KMH's Well Women Camp - BEING WELL is the BEST JEWEL.

  • 10
    Jan 2022

    Cancer is a disease, in which some of the body's cell grow uncontrollably, and then spread to other parts of the body, disturbing and eventually halting the functions of the organs, leading to end of life.

    What is cervix ?

    Cervix is a part of the uterus* of a women. It acts as the door to the uterus. When a woman carries a child in the uterus, cervix keeps the baby in place until the child is fully developed. While not carrying a child, cervix helps to keep unhealthy things out of the uterus, like tampons.

    *Uterus also called as womb, where an unborn baby develops and grows.

    What is cervical cancer ?

    Cervical cancer is a disease in which cancer cells forms in the tissues of the Cervix. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the major risk factor for Cervical cancer.

    What are the symptoms of cervical cancer ?

    There are usually no signs or symptoms of early Cervical cancer, but it can be early detected with regular medical check-ups. As the cancer progresses patients may experience unusual discharge, vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, and pain during sexual intercourse.

    Is Cervical cancer detectable ?

    Yes, Cervical cancer is early detectable.

    A Pap smear test is commonly used to screen for Cervical cancer. Cells from the surface of the Cervix and the area around it are collected and viewed under microscope for abnormality. If abnormal cells are found, then the presence for HPV will be tested.

    HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) test is usually performed after an abnormal result from a PAP test. Sample cells from the Cervix will be tested for the presence of Human Papilloma Virus.

    Is Cervical cancer Preventable ?

    Yes, Cervical cancer is preventable.

    Cervical cancer can often be prevented by having regular screenings with Pap tests and HPV tests to find any abnormalities and treat them. It can also be prevented by receiving the HPV vaccine.


    About HPV Vaccine

    Currently, there are two types of HPV vaccines available in India. Both of them are licensed globally. The first one is a quadrivalent vaccine called Gardasil, while the second is a bivalent one by the name Cervarix.

    Both these vaccines are manufactured with recombinant DNA technology - a method in which non-infectious Virus-Like-Particles consisting of the HPV protein is produced.

    Across the world, HPV vaccination is recommended at ages 11 or 12, even though it can be started at the relatively young age of 9. The vaccination is highly recommended for all women till age 26, especially if they are not properly vaccinated against HPV earlier. Experts feel that It is extremely effective when administered before the first sexual intercourse.


    Is Cervical cancer treatable ?

    Yes, Cervical cancer is treatable.

    The treatment and cure for cervical cancer much depends on the level (stage) of the cancer growth. Based on the stage of growth, five types of treatment are used either in combination or independently. They are, Surgery, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy, Targeted therapy, and Immunotherapy.


    Quick statistics on cervical cancer

    Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women in India and the second most frequent cancer among women between 15 and 44 years of age. About 5% of women in general public are estimated to harbour cervical HPV infection at a given time. 83.2% of invasive cervical cancers are attributed to HPV.


  • 7
    Dec 2021

    Having a child of their own is what most married couples dream of. However, today for various reasons conceiving a baby naturally has become difficult for many couples. There is hope yet. Fertility Investigation & Treatment can help couples conceive a child naturally or with the help of medical intervention and advanced Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART).

    When should you seek help for infertility?

    Women under the age of 35 who aren't pregnant after one year of trying should consult a fertility specialist. You should seek help sooner (after six months of trying) if you're older than 35 and as early as possible if you are around 40 years of age. A woman's chances of getting pregnant decrease with age. A 30-year-old woman is half as fertile as a 20-year-old woman.

    Regardless of gender, you should seek help early if you have a risk factor that affects fertility.

    Treatments for infertility include:

    Psychotherapy: Reduces mental trauma and anxiety associated with reproductive issues.

    Medications: Fertility drugs alter hormone levels to stimulate ovulation.

    Surgery: Surgery can open blocked fallopian tubes and remove uterine fibroids and polyps. Surgical treatment of endometriosis doubles a woman's chances of pregnancy.

    Multi-nutritional therapy for men and women.

    How can I prevent infertility?

    Men and women can take these phases to safeguard their fertility, specifically while seeking to conceive:

    • Eat a well-balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight.
    • Don't smoke, misuse drugs or drink excessively.
    • Get treated for STDs
    • Limit exposure to toxins.
    • Stay physically active, but don't exaggerate workouts.

    Advancement in medicine has made it possible to give hope even to infertile couples. It is best to identify symptoms at the earliest and begin treatment right away to increase your chances of having a baby. Prana fertility clinics offer these treatments, so be sure to choose wisely.

    Begin your journey towards parenthood today. Visit FREE FERTILITY SCREENING CAMP @ PRANA FERTILITY CENTER and plan for your little miracle.

  • 14
    Nov 2021

    Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body cannot produce enough insulin to control glucose levels. There are two kinds of diabetes, type 1 diabetes is a genetic disorder that often shows up early in life, and type 2 is largely diet-related and develops over time. If you have type 1 diabetes, your immune system is attacking and destroying the insulin-producing cells in your pancreas, medication can be required.

    Who should undergo diabetes testing?

    In its early stages, diabetes may or may not cause many symptoms. You should get tested if you experience any of the early symptoms that do sometimes occur, including:

    • being extremely thirsty
    • feel tired all the time
    • feel very hungry, even after eating
    • having blurred vision
    • urinating more often than usual
    • having wounds or cuts that won't heal

    Some people should be tested for diabetes even if they aren't experiencing symptoms. It is recommended that you undergo diabetes testing if you're overweight (body mass index greater than 25) and fall into any of the following categories:

    • You have high blood pressure, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, or heart disease.
    • You have a family history of diabetes.
    • You have a personal history of abnormal blood sugar levels or signs of insulin resistance.
    • You don't engage in regular physical activity.
    • You're a woman with a history of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or gestational diabetes.

    At Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, we offer something which is unmatched at any clinic around this geography. Under one roof, we provide a team of leading and very experienced consultant diabetologists enabled with all the advanced facilities and infrastructure to deliver and manage any type of diabetes patients.

    Watch what you eat, exercise regularly and take your medication religiously - this is all it takes to keep Diabetes under check.

    Be a part of World Diabetic Day Awareness Campaign and have yourself checked for DIABETES at a very reasonable price.

  • 20
    Oct 2021

    Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers among women, and today the number of lives lost due to Breast Cancer has decreased thanks to early detection via specialized screening methods. Breast Cancer is age-related cancer and occurs mostly in women above the age of 45. Only 5% of all Breast Cancer cases are detected in women younger than 40. However, depending on how high your risk for the condition is, your doctor will advise you on whether you need to be screened and when.

    Screening is a series of tests conducted on a person to detect a disease even before it shows visible symptoms. This is done to identify the disease in its very initial stages when it can be treated most effectively. The kind of screening test depends on cancer that the person is at risk for. In the case of Breast Cancer, there are a set of screening tests that can be done. However, it is up to your doctor to decide which is best suited for the patient taking into consideration the following factors:

    • Age of the patient
    • Whether the patient is at high risk for breast cancer
    • Overall health of the patient

    BREAST CANCER SCREENING TESTS

    • Ultrasound Breasts and Mammography

    This is the most common screening test for Breast Cancer. It is a low-dose x-ray of the breast and can show changes in the breast that could develop into cancer long before physical symptoms occur. A mammogram can be an x-ray of the breast, a digital picture of the breast, or a series of digital images of the breast taken from different angles to get a better view of the internal structures. This is called Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and it provides a detailed visual. Studies show that advances in DBT have reduced the chances of a False-Positive result, therefore improving accuracy in Breast Cancer Diagnosis, and also increasing the survival rate. Mammograms may not be able to detect cancer in women with dense breasts, which is the case in younger women. Women less than 40 years are screened with ultrasound or MRI in high-risk patients.

    • Physical Exam

    If a lump or any tissue irregularity is noticed in any of the screening tests, the doctor will prescribe a biopsy in which some tissue is taken and sent to the lab for testing. This will confirm whether the lump is cancerous or benign.

    BENEFITS OF BREAST CANCER SCREENING

    The scope for cancer cure is high when it is detected in its initial stages. Once the tumor grows and begins to spread beyond the primary site, more therapies must be combined. Breast Cancer is one of the few cancers that can be detected long before physical signs occur, and this improves the chances for a cure. Hence it is important for women to talk to their doctor and find out if they are at high risk and if they require a screening test. It is advisable for women above the age of 50 to get a mammogram done every year or as their doctor deems necessary. Women, less than 40 years need to have mammogram once in 2 years and an ultrasound annually.

    Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals is renowned for its extremely high standards in all aspects of healthcare. You can be assured that you are being treated in one of the best hospitals in the world with state-of-the-art facilities, skilled experts and dedicated staff.

    Participate in Dr.KMH's Breast Cancer Awareness Camp - Think Pink! Early Detection for Your Protection

  • 20
    Oct 2021

    As you get older, it is natural to weaken. However, this weakness should not leave you confined to the house. It is essential to be attentive to the changes in your body. Eating well and exercising regularly helps keep you in good shape. Seeing your family with your doctor periodically is also essential in helping you diagnose aging-related illnesses early on. Osteoporosis can affect anyone, but it is more common in older people because the disease affects the bones and with age the bones weaken making you more vulnerable to the disease.

    Irrespective of whether you are at risk of osteoporosis or not, maintaining good bone health is good as you age.

    All it takes are some healthy lifestyle choices:

    • Quit Smoking & Limit Alcohol Consumption
    • Eat food rich in Calcium and Vitamin D.
    • A 30-minute brisk walk on a daily basis helps strengthen bones.
    • Step out in the sunlight because it helps the body process Vitamin D which helps the body absorb calcium better.

    If you are over 50 or have reached menopause, get your vitamin D and calcium levels checked and take supplements if required.

    Osteoporosis can creep up on you silently, with no symptoms at all. It is best to get screened for the condition when you hit 50. Stay ahead of the disease by making healthy choices and discussing with your healthcare provider about medical tests to help diagnose the disease earlier on. It's vital to speak along with your care supplier concerning the risks and edges of any medicines you are taking and about however they'll have an effect on your bones, however don't stop any treatment or change the dose of your medicines unless your healthcare provider says it's safe to try and do so.

    Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals is renowned for its extremely high standards in all aspects of healthcare. You can be assured that you are being treated in one of the best hospitals in the world with state-of-the-art facilities, skilled experts and dedicated staff.

  • 29
    Sep 2021

    Do you know, our heart beats about 2.5 billion times over an average lifetime?

    Do we realize, it pushes millions of gallons of blood to every part of our body?

    Heart pumps blood supplying oxygen, fuel, hormones, multiple compounds and a host of essential cells to all parts of our body. It also whisks away the waste products of metabolism. When the heart stops, essential functions fail and some almost instantly.

    Given the heart's never-ending workload, it's a wonder it performs so well, for so long, for so many people. But it can also fail, brought down by a poor diet and lack of exercise, smoking, infection, unlucky genes and more. A key problem is atherosclerosis. This is the accumulation of pockets of cholesterol- rich gunk inside the arteries. These pockets, called plaque, can limit blood flow through arteries that nourish the heart the coronary arteries and other arteries throughout the body. When a plaque breaks apart, it can cause a heart attack or stroke. A healthy lifestyle, especially when started at a young age, goes a long way to preventing cardiovascular disease. Lifestyle changes and medications can nip heart-harming trends, like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, in the bud before they cause damage.

    There are multiple ways by which we can diagnose the condition of our heart, identify potential problems and proactively manage its health. A variety of medications, operations and devices can help support the heart, if damage occurs.

    We offer expert cardiac care providing round the clock cardiologist availability and access to inhouse catheterization laboratory, all the time. Our Consultants are highly experienced in performing variety and thousands of cardiac interventional procedures and surgeries, advise you of the most appropriate treatment option to achieve the best possible outcome.

    In commemoration of world heart day, we are conducting a healthy heart camp inside premises, for all age groups, offering a wonderful opportunity to evaluate the condition of your heart at a very affordable price.

    SYMPTOMS - TO VISIT A CARDIOLOGIST

    Heart problems mostly doesn't present with clear warning signs. At least never as in cinemas like an alarming clutch in chest followed by a fall to floor. Some of these conditions are silent-you wouldn't know you have a problem unless you are tested. But there are symptoms you should never ignore that could indicate a cardiac problem. Such as,

    • Chest discomfort
    • Chest Pain that spreads to the arm
    • Breathlessness
    • Sweating
    • Dizzy feeling (or) Being Light Headed
    • Heartburn, Nausea, Indigestion
    • Legs, Feet, Ankles are swollen
    • Irregular Heart Beat

    Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals is renowned for its extremely high standards in all aspects of healthcare. You can be assured that you are being treated in one of the best hospitals in the world with state-of-the-art facilities, skilled experts and dedicated staff.

  • 29
    Sep 2021

    Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals has provided free cardiac care and performed cardiac interventional procedures for more than 350 children from all over Tamil Nadu. To pursue and continue the good will service, Dr. KMH has now collaborated with members of Rotary Club of Madras Temple City in their project called "Healing Little Hearts". This endeavour has aligned with the hospital's celebration of World Heart Day on September 29th, 2021 wherein the children who have been earlier treated free at Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals were provided free screening. The event was held at Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals Auditorium at Pallikaranai in the august presence of Chief Guest Honourable Member of Legislative Assembly, Sholinganallur Thiru. Aravind Ramesh and District Governor Rtn. J Sridhar.

    Dr. Prem Sekar R, Consultant Paediatric Cardiology spoke on this occasion about Paediatric Cardiac care, "Birth defects of the heart is the most common amongst the congenital defects and contributes significantly to infant mortality rate. With 28 million live births annually in India, an estimated 180,000 babies are born with congenital heart disease every year. Early identification and diagnosis enable appropriate treatment and allows these children to lead a normal and healthy childhood. Majority of these defects are simple holes in the heart (ASD, VSD, PDA) and are now closed using special devices through the vascular route thus avoiding the need for open-heart surgery, general anaesthesia, or blood transfusions. As these procedures minimise hospitalisation, the total cost is reduced to one third of an open-heart surgery while offering a total and scar free cure.

    Most of these children come from economically poor backgrounds, making it harder for them to access quality treatment. Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals believes in providing medical care to everyone irrespective of their financial background. With the support of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Health Scheme, quality treatment is provided absolutely at free of cost. In the last three years numerous children have benefitted from catheter-based, non-surgical cure for their heart ailments through this programme. We hope many more children will similarly get benefitted through "Healing Little Hearts" project with the valuable support extended by Rotary Club of Madras Temple City.

    Dr. Prem Sekar R, MBBS, MRCPI, FRCP (Glasg) an expert in Paediatric Cardiology with over 34 years of experience will spearhead the Project, "Healing Little Hearts" this year. World Heart Day is observed on 29th September each year to spread awareness on heart diseases and the need to make healthy lifestyle choices. In the case of congenital heart defects, the sooner the child receives treatment, the better his/her chances of survival. The Cardiology Care & Cardiothoracic Surgery Units at Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospital is fully equipped for emergency and routine procedures.

  • 29
    Aug 2021

    TN Minister for Medical & Family Welfare Ma. Subramanian inaugurates Elekta Infinity - Linear Accelerator Cancer Radiotherapy equipment at Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals, Chennai on August 29th, 2021.

    This Equipment is the only Linear Accelerator in Tamil N?du to be equipped with Active Breathing Coordinator (ABC) feature that protects Heart, Lungs and surrounding tissues which move with natural respiration while treating Breast and Lung Cancers.

    The facility was inaugurated by HON'BLE THIRU MA. SUBRAMANIAN, Minister for Health and Family welfare, Government of Tamil N?du in the presence of THIRUMATHI THAMIZHACHI THANGAPANDIAN, Member of Parliament & THIRU ARAVIND RAMESH Member of Legislative Assembly, Sholinganallur (Guests of Honour).

    Dr.T.G. Govindarajan, Founder Chairman and MD, Dr Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals, spoke regarding the genesis of this hospital and its mission to bring about cancer treatment accessible to all or any strata of the society at reasonable price levels. In line with Dr.T.G. Govindarajan, the Elekta Infinity Linear accelerator, that has been put in at a complete cost of around Rs. 20 crores is perhaps the finest quality of equipment available these days and a true boon to cancer patients. Dr.T.G Govindarajan additionally briefed the gathering on the options of this equipment and notified that the Linear Accelerator are often utilized in the treatment of breast cancer, cervix cancer, brain tumours, prostate cancer, tumours within the liver and lungs and even paediatric cancers.

    Dr.T.G Govindarajan also briefed the gathering on the delicate and salient features of this equipment. The Elekta Infinity offers Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), a novel radiotherapy technique delivering speed and utmost precision in treating the tumour to the millimetre precision with negligible damage to the surrounding tissues.

    Besides this, it has other features like active breathing coordinator for respiratory motion management, Body FIX patient immobilization for Precise patient positioning and immobilization, Fraxion for patient-specific cranial immobilization and symmetry for 4D tumour position visualization all of which ensure delivery of high doses in short periods of time thereby reducing the duration of the treatment and increasing its efficiency. Among its highlights, it is the only machine in Tamil Nadu to have been uniquely equipped with active breathing coordinator (ABC) feature which ensures that the normal and healthy tissues surrounding the heart, lungs and other organs that move with natural respiration are protected from beams of radiation while treating breast and lung cancers.

    Dr Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals' oncology team is a dedicated 40-member team of doctors, 20 from radiation oncology, five each from Surgical oncology and medical oncology, and 10 senior consultants from neurosurgery, gynaecology, ENT, urology, gastroenterology pulmonology, radiology, pathology, thoracic surgery, and geriatrics. They cover both diagnostics and treatment methodologies namely surgery,chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

    The hospital provides total cancer care under one roof and each member of the team has a contribution at different points of time in the treatment of cancer. No stone is left unturned to ensure the patient recovers fully.

    To make this high-end treatment available to all sections of society, Dr Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals also offers this under the Chief Minister's Comprehensive Health Insurance (Tamil Nadu Government's Maruthuva Kapitu Thittam).

  • 27
    Nov 2019

    To Mark Indian Organ Donation day an awareness programme was organized by Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Pillikaranai on November 27, 2019 to sensitize the stakeholders and the general public on the importation of organ donation and transplantation. Around 300 employees and students were involved in HUMAN CHAIN Campaign by holding the hands and placards on highlighting the importance of the organ donation the campaign was flagged off by Dr.Raj Kumar.P Medical Superintendent and Dr.T.G.Sivaranjini Director Operations and Finance, Mr.Leo V Malise Vice President, Dr.Balamurugan Senior Nephrologist, Dr.Mahesh Sundaram Surgical Gastroenterologist and Hospital Staff were present in the occasion. The Human Chain campaign was done during peak hour traffic so that there was a greater impact.

    A small ceremony was conducted in the hospital to highlight the importance of Organ Donation headed by Dr.T.G.Govindarajan the Founder, Chairman and the Managing Director. The programme was started with lighting of the lamp by, Dr.T.G.Govindarajan, Dr.T.G.Sivaranjani, Mr.Yuvaraj renal recipient and other management members. The chairman then delivered a talk on the importance of organ donation elaborating the importance and then motivating the participants to register and support the cause. The signing banner "I SUPPORT ORGAN DONATION" was signed by the founder and followed by all participants and employees of the hospital. A Role Play was performed by the dialysis team creating awareness and to promote the organ donation registration.

    An interactive Session titled "Life After Transplant" was conducted by Dr.Balamurugan, Senior Nephrologist with a renal recipient Mr.Yuvaraj. Dr.Mahesh Sundaram, Senior Surgical Gastroenterologist gave a special address about the deceased organ donation and transplantation programme. A GREEN RIBBON formation was done by the staff and students of Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital

    The day ended with and Vote of thanks and National Anthem.

  • 9
    Nov 2019

    Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospital opened its "All in One" Multispecialty Clinic at Medavakkam on 9th November 2019 in the august presence of Hon'ble Kumari Justice PT Asha who graced the grand opening as the Guest of Honour. Hon'ble Kumari Justice PT Asha is one of the most revered women in practice of law with over three decades of legal practice behind her. On the long list of her accomplishments it is noteworthy that she was appointed Election officer for conducting the elections for the Women Lawyers Association and was awarded the Outstanding Woman Lawyer award by the Women Lawyers Association during the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the High Court of Madras. After serving the community for nearly 15 years in Pallikaranai, Chennai.

    Dr Kamakshi Multispecialty Hospital under the able stewardship of their Founder Chairman Dr.T.G.Govindarajan is well poised to bring the services of its extended arm to Medavakkam. In terms of infrastructure, expert doctors and facilities, the hospital is fully and efficiently equipped, a welcome news for people in and around Medavakkam for all their medical needs. The specialty services extend to the entire family like child-care, Women's Health, Geriatrics, Weight loss, Bone and Joint and much more. Facilities include Laboratory, USG, Echo and Physiotherapy. There is 24/7 Pharmacy and Digital X-Ray to cater to the needy anytime of the day and a fully equipped Ambulance at call just a phone call away. For those requiring detailed treatment, the main Hospital Dr.Kamakshi Memorial Hospital is just 20 minutes from this centre and easily accessible.