T.Swaminathan, professor of surgery, Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem, assumed office on Monday as the Medical Superintendent of Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai.

He replaces V.Ramanujam, Department of Psychiatry, who was temporarily holding the charge since the retirement of former Medical Superintendent S.M.Sivakumar on July 31, 2011.

Better care

After assuming charge, Dr.Swaminathan said, “since the hospital is a referral centre for southern Tamil Nadu, we will look in to the infrastructural facilities available for patients and would provide better people-oriented medicare.”

He also said that he will concentrate on the GRH annexe building which will be housing trauma care facilities.

He started his career at a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Kaniyur in Coimbatore and was professor of surgery, at Salem Medical College hospital for more than a decade while moving to Thanjavur for a year. He started his career medical profession as a doctor at a Primary Health Centre at Kaniyur in Coimbatore.

A student of Madras Medical College, he has worked in Madurai during the late 80s (1989-90) at PHCs in Chekkanoorani and Peraiyur.

His wife is a plastic surgeon and he has a son and a daughter both of whom are studying in college.

V.Ramanujam, former superintendent(in charge), A.Pragatheeshwaran, Resident Medical Officer, GRH, Gandhimathi Nathan, RMO ( GRH Annexe), K.Senthil, state secretary, Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association, senior doctors, surgeons, nursing staff, and administrative staff congratulated him on assuming office.

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