TIRUCHY: Dr Senthilkumar Nallusamy, chief cardiologist, Rana Hospital, Tiruchy has been awarded the ‘Tamil Nadu Best Doctor Award’ in the field of ‘Community Service’ on the eve of Doctor’s Day 2019, conferred by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
He had achieved a Guinness World Record in 2017 for the largest awareness lecture on organ donation and “placed Tiruchy in the World Map”. He had also organised the ‘First Organ Donation Pledging Programme’ in Tiruchy, besides organising the first awareness rally with his schoolmates for organ donation.
Dr Senthilkumar Nallusamy has donated and installed the ‘First Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)’ in Tiruchy at a public place. The AED is a machine which can save precious lives in an unfortunate event of a cardiac arrest.
He has also conducted the ‘First Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) hands-on workshop’ here for the general public exclusively for auto drivers to create awareness about CPR, which is an emergency procedure to save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest.
An eminent cardiologist, he has delivered several cardiac awareness lectures for the last 17 years in and around Tiruchy at various schools, colleges, associations, bank employees and police personnel in which more than one lakh people have benefitted.
He also provided a helping hand to the rural areas through tele-medicine under the Provision of Urban Amenities to Rural Areas Project (PURA ) which was inaugurated in 2006 by the late President Dr A PJ Abdul Kalam.
He has also authored a book for the general public “How to protect your heart”, which was released in 2012 by former President Pranab Mukherjee.
As the founder-chairman of ‘Senthil Prabha Trust’, he has been doing various services to the differently-abled people and to the Gaja cyclone-affected people.
A number of dignitaries including Tamil Nadu Health Minister Dr C. Vijayabaskar congratulated Dr Senthilkumar Nallusamy for being chosen for this IMA Award....