In Assam, Dr Kannan runs the Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, where he treats cancer patients free of cost. So far, Dr. Kannan has treated over 70,000 cancer patients. He was conferred with Padma Shri in 2020, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for his exemplary work in the field of medicine.
Dr Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo: Born in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Dr Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo is a Hematologist. He has been serving the tribals of Wayanad in Kerala for the last four decades. He was the first to discover Sickle Cell Anaemia among the tribal of Wayanad. The motto of Dr Sagdeo's life is ?Manava Sewa is Madhava Sewa'. For his selfless service, Dr Sagdeo was bestowed with the Padma Shri award in 2021.
Dr Veeraswamy Seshiah: Born and brought up in Chennai, Dr Seshiah is India's first diabetic pathologist. He is known as the Bhishma Pitamah of pregnancy diabetes in India. He introduced the ?Single Test Procedure' to diagnose Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). GDM poses a higher risk for babies dying in the womb in the 28th week of pregnancy or after (stillbirth).
Dr. Praveen Chandra: A leading Indian Cardiologist from Gurgaon, Dr. Praveen Chandra is recognised as one of the leaders in Angioplasty in the country. First time in India, he did Percutaneous Aortic valve implantation without surgery, he also did the first-ever percutaneous mitral valve repair. Both have important implications in our country with the highest number of Valvular cases in the world.
Dr. Chakravarty has been actively working in several areas of public health including nutrition, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), food safety, environmental pollution, and human resource development, among others. She has been a consultant and adviser of several UN and other agencies like WHO, FAO, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, IDRC, and CIDA in numerous countries all over Asia, Africa and Europe.
India’s Unsung Heroes
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