Manthan Festival 2011, a celebration of thoughts, debates and culture.
Can you trust your doctor?
The medical profession is the noblest of all. The doctor, and the hospital, are expected to place patient interest above everything else, and do all to ensure that the patient’s health is taken care of in the best possible manner.
Do doctors, hospitals and pharma companies think you, the patient, is the most important person for them and that they should think of you, even above themselves, in all they do? Is the doctor cheating you? Can you trust him and them?
The healthcare industry is plagued with many ills and malpractices. All these place patient interest nowhere near the top. Commercialisation and corruption are rampant, leaving the patient helpless.
This meeting explored all facets of the healthcare industry – the good and the bad and aims to enlighten the consumer.
A talk with Dr G N Rao, Founder, LV Prasad Eye Institute ,Dr Sriram Chandra, Neurologist, Mediciti Hospital
and Chandana Chakrabarty, Writer, Actor, Activist
PS : This talk has no video.
Sriram Chandra, Dr
Dr. Sriram Chandra Damaraju is a neurosurgeon practicing in Hyderabad since 1998. He is currently working out of his own clinic, Lakshmi Neuro Centre, and Mediciti Hospital.
Born and brought up in Hyderabad. Studied in Hyderabad, Public School, Begumpet. Joined M.B.B.S. Christian Medical College, Vellore in 1985. Trained in Neurosurgery in Vellore from 1991 to 1997. The Department of Neurological Sciences is the oldest department being established in 1989. Finished his M.Ch. In Neurosurgery and he is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Examination, New Delhi.
Lakshmi Neuro Centre, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad 1998 –
This centre specializes in Neuro-rehabilitation. Established along with Dr. Pamela Narayan, this centre focusses on the rehabilitation of patients with significant disability following neurological injury such as stroke, head and spinal injury. In addition, several neurosurgical procedures are performed.
He has published papers in various international journals. Some of the work especially on children with craniofacial anomalies has been aired on Discover Channel.
Mediciti Hospital, Hyderabad 1998 –
Dr. Damaraju established the neurosurgical services in Mediciti Hospital in 1998. Since then hundreds of brain and spine surgeries have been performed here. The focus is on micro-neurosurgery and spine surgery.
Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Medchal, R.R. Dist, A.P. 2008 –
With the development of a medical college, Dr. Damaraju is developing the Neurosurgical Services at this medical college hospital which is based 30 kms outside Hyderabad. The aim is to develop a world-class teaching neurosurgical department over a period of time.
Dr. Sriram Damaraju has extensive experience in various aspects of care for people with neurological injury. He is also well-versed in issues relating to establishment of neurosurgical services, having set them up in a major private hospital in Hyderabad. The provision of affordable specialized healthcare is an abiding interest.
He is passionate in increasing awareness of head injury especially among college and school students. He has previously liaised with the Hyderabad Police on the importance of helmet wearing among two-wheeler drivers.
His other interests include computers, carpentry and physical fitness.