A consultant-nephrologist attached to the Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre here has received a medal from the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at a function held recently in Delhi.
According to Dr K Venkatraman, the consultant- nephrologist and transplant physician, the award was conferred on him for topping the DM (Nephrology) course at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGMER) of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi affiliated to the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. Pranab Mukherjee, who was the chief guest during the Founder’s Day celebrations at the institute, awarded the medal to Venkatraman for his performance in the three-year DM super specialty course where he studied before joining the Narayani Hospital here.
Thirtytwo-year-old Venkatraman, a native of Vellore, studied MBBS in Stanley Medical College, Chennai; was MD in Tanjavur Medical College before joining the PGMER.
He is heading the Nephrology Department in Narayani Hospital which is the second private hospital in the city to have a full-fledged kidney care and dialysis facility, other than the CMC Hospital.