The following doctors received awards at a function organised by the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University here on Friday in which Governor and Chancellor K. Rosiah. Health Minister V.S. Vijay and Principal Secretary (Health) Girija Vaidyanathan participated:

N. Sekar, consultant vascular surgeon; Mohan Kameswaran, ENT surgeon; C. Palanivelu, consultant gastroenterologist; C. Rajasekhara Reddy, consultant orthopaedic surgeon; T.S. Surendran, medical director, Sankara Nethralaya; Sajan Hedge, consultant spine surgeon, Apollo Hospitals; Ashok Sundara Raman, consultant surgeon, General Surgical Clinic; Deepak Arjun Das, consultant neurologist; N. Madhivanan, ophthalmologist; P.V. Jayasankar, orthopaedic surgeon; S. Arumugan, orthopaedic surgeon; S.R. Raja Venkata Krishnan, orthopaedic surgeon; K. Selvam, orthopaedic surgeon; Vijay Viswanathan, consultant diabetologist, MV Hospital for Diabetes; Geetha Haripriya; gynaecologist; M. Rajkumar, consultant vascular surgeon; Nandakumar Sundaram, consultant orthopaedic surgeon; K. Balasubramanian, consultant physician; Ajith Yadav, consultant orthopaedic surgeon; M.M.K. Badshah, anaesthetist; and K. S. Sekar, consultant oncologist.

Lifetime achievement awards (for doctors outside Chennai)

K. G. Bakthavathsalam, chairman, K.G. Hospital, Coimbatore; A.Devadoss, senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Madurai; S. Arulrhaj, Sundaram Arulrhaj Hospital, Tutitcorin; A. Muruganathan, A.G. Hospital, Tirupur; L.P.Thangavelu, senior consultant surgeon, Ashwin Hospital, Coimbatore; S. Jeevarajan, sexologist, M.J. Clinic, Natham; P. Meenambal, Madurai; K. Ramananda Shetty, Coimbatore; V. Sridhar, senior cardiothoracic surgeon, Madurai; A.R. Raghuram, senior cardio thoracic surgeon, Madurai; P. Jagadeesa Pandian, senior consultant surgeon, Madurai; S. Koilpillai Packiaraj, senior consultant surgeon, Madurai; I. Shanmuganathan, senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Madurai; A. Rengarajan, senior consultant physician, Madurai; and S. Byravarathinam, senior consultant dermatologist, Coimbatore; and M.B. Pranesh, senior consultant neurologist, Coimbatore.

(for doctors from Chennai)

R. Sivaraman, professor of geriatric surgeon; C. Natesan, senior consultant physician; I. Seetharam Naidu, senior consultant anaesthetist; Prithika Chary, consultant neurologist; N.S. Sundaram; T.M.R. Panicker; Rajeswari Jayaraman, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist; S. Bhaskaran, chairman, Sankara Nethralaya; A. Ratna Sababathy, consultant physician; S. Gnana Soundari, senior consultant obstetrician; P. Kuganantham, chief health officer, Chennai Corporation; K.G. Kamala, consultant paediatrician; J. Viswanath, senior consultant paediatrician; K. Raghuram, medical gastroenterologist; V.M. Parthasarathy, senior orthopaedic surgeon; M. Krishnamoorthy, senior consultant physician; B.S. Santhavadanam, consultant paediatric surgeon; and B.R. Nammalvar, consultant paediatric nephrologist.