Honourable Minister for Health and Family Welfare of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Ma.Subramanian launched ‘EPIMED – Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology at Medway’ in the presence of Dr. T. Palaniappan, Chairman, Medway Group of Hospitals at a ceremony on account of World Heart Day 2022 hosted by the Medway Heart Institute and Medway Hospitals.
The Medway Heart Institute and Medway Hospitals felicitated doctors for their outstanding dedication and valuable contribution in cardiology at the ceremony.
The event was also graced by stalwart doctors in the field of cardiology, including Dr. K. M. Cherian, Dr. R. Alagesan, Dr. J.S. Satyanarayan Murthy, Dr. V. Jagannathan, Dr. S. Shanmugasundaram, Dr. Krishnaswamy Subramanian, Dr. I. Sathyamurthy and Dr. D. Vaidyanathan.
Dr. T. Palaniappan, Chairman, Medway Group of Hospitals, spoke on the occasion, highlighting the numerous achievements of the Medway Heart Institute within just one year since its inauguration in October 2021. He also thanked the Health Minister and veteran cardiologists who were in attendance, adding, “It is truly a privilege for me to be in the presence of such an esteemed group of people today, each doctor being a doyen in cardiology and cardiac surgery. All of them have accomplished numerous feats in revolutionising treatment of heart conditions and transformed Chennai into a hub for the best-in-class cardiac care in the country. From such distinguished doctors and surgeons who have been my teachers and mentors, I seek their blessings, support and guidance for the further growth and success of the Medway Heart Institute in the coming years”.
Following the welcome speech by Dr. T. Palaniappan and the chief guest address by Health Minister Thiru. Ma. Subramanian, the event also included the launch of EPIMED – Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology at Medway, a training program for the next generation of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, from the Medway Academy. The doyens in cardiology were felicitated with mementos by the Chief Guest of the evening, Health Minister Thiru. Ma Subramanian. The evening concluded with a vote of thanks.
This was part of the cluster of activities organised by the Medway Group of Hospitals – other events being a badminton tournament, a walkathon and a community awareness drive on tips for a healthy heart at busy traffic signals across the city. Medway Hospitals and the Medway Heart Institute conducted these events to commemorate World Heart Day 2022 which is observed on September 29 every year, to raise awareness among the general public on the importance of maintaining optimal heart functions, preventing cardiovascular disease and leading a long healthy life.