TN doctor conferred MBE by UK for fight against Covid

Balachandran was born in 1964 and his father, Subramaniam, was a carpenter.

Published: 11th January 2022 05:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th January 2022 04:41 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

TIRUPPUR: Dr S Balachandran, a native of Uthukuli, was conferred an MBE (Member of the British Empire) on Monday. Along with two other doctors, Balachandran was given the honour for services to the nation during the pandemic. 

Balachandran was born in 1964 and his father, Subramaniam, was a carpenter.

Speaking to TNIE, Balachandran’s brother-in-law M Ravi said, “Balachandran studied at the Uthukuli Government High Secondary, and joined Thanjavur Medical College. He completed MD and Diploma in Anaesthesia there in 1989. He served in Karur Government Hospital and Ramanathapuram Government Hospital for several years before moving to the UK.” Now, he leads the board for infection control at the same university.


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