Veteran gynaecologist of the city Yarlagadda Sitaratnam was felicitated by the Vijayawada Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society (VOGS) here on Sunday. VOGS secretary Ch. Kavitha said that Dr Sitaratnam was the first gynaecologists to start practice here.

She began her practice in 1960 and established Jyothi Nursing Home 44 years ago. Dr Kavitha said that Dr Sitaratnam was born in 1934, did her MBBS in Guntur Medical College and DGO from the Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam. She was married to noted Andhra Loyola College physics lecturer Yarlagadda Rajagopala Rao. VOGS was organising an oration named after Dr Sitaratnam.

The oration would be delivered by Head of Obstetric Medicine, Fernandez Hospital, Hyderabad, Dr Tarakeswari.

She was going to speak on “Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome.” VOGS president K.Gangadhara Rao said the association conducted the State conference of obstetrics and gynaecology in 2006.

It was conducting continuing medical education programmes for doctors.

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