Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Nov 27, 2004

About Us
Contact Us
Tamil Nadu
News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |

Tamil Nadu Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Regupathy promises help to set up rheumatology centres

By Our Special Correspondent

CHENNAI, NOV. 26. The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, S. Regupathy, today promised that he would take up with the Cabinet the issue of setting up more centres that will offer D.M. speciality in rheumatology.

It was surprising that there were only two centres offering D.M. Speciality in rheumatology and immunology in India, Mr. Regupathy said. Inaugurating IRACON 2004, 20th annual conference of the Indian Rheumatology Association (IRA) here, the Minister promised the audience, consisting largely of rheumatologists and orthopaedicians, that he would take up the matter with his ministerial colleagues. He hoped that soon, every hospital in the country would have a rheumatology department. Earlier, the Minister presented the Dr. M.N. Parsee Distinguished Services Award to rheumatologists S. Sachdev from Delhi and K.M. Mahendranath from Bangalore.

The Vice-Chancellor, Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, E. Munirathinam Naidu, released a souvenir and members directory and handed over the first copy to the Minister.

The IRA president, U.R.K. Rao, emphasised the importance of exploring new avenues of treatment in rheumatology.

The IRA secretary, Rohini Handa, presented the association's annual report and complimented the organising secretary, V. Krishnamurthy, on putting together IRACON 2004.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

Tamil Nadu

News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |

Sivananda Ashram


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |

Copyright 2004, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu