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  • Ima & Medpiper Celebrates The She-Heroes In Medicine And Healthcare

    Published on March 5, 2021

    Chennai: The Indian Medical Association (IMA), in association with MedPiper Technologies, the one-stop knowledge destination for healthcare practitioners, is organizing “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” on Saturday March 13. The live Zoom event will felicitate Padma Shri Dr. Karimpat Mathangi Ramakrishnan and Dr. Pritika Chary, two remarkable women in the field of medicine and healthcare.

    As part of Women’s Day celebrations, IMA and MedPiper also aims to salute the female warriors in the first line of defence against COVID-19. Apart from commendations, IMA will also address the challenges encountered by women in healthcare, through a presentation by Prof. Dr. N Rajamaheswari. The event will also showcase Dr. Chary’s paper on Empowering female leadership in the healthcare industry.

    Padma Shri Dr Karimpat Mathangi Ramakrishnan is an Indian paediatric plastic surgeon and is the recipient of Sushruta Gold Medal from the Sushruta Society of India. She has also won Hari Om Ashram Award from the Association of Surgeons of India and the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Burns India. She is currently the head of the Paediatric Intensive Burn Care Unit and Plastic Surgery in Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai.

    Dr Pritika Chary, the first and only lady in India to be qualified as both Neuro physician and Neurosurgeon, specialises in brain-related disorders like stroke, epilepsy, dementia, parkinsonism, developmental delay in children, speech disorders and aphasiology, as well as cognitive and behavioural neurology. Dr. Chary has also been a pioneer in epileptology in Chennai since 1985.