SVIMS project bags prestigious BMJ award

TTD-funded project is finalist in South Asia list

Updated - February 03, 2018 01:55 pm IST

Published - November 21, 2017 12:29 am IST

SVIMS Vice-Chancellor T.S. Ravikumar, Neurosurgery head B.C.M. Prasad and associate professor Ramesh Chandra V.V., at the BMJ South Asia award function held at New Delhi recently.

SVIMS Vice-Chancellor T.S. Ravikumar, Neurosurgery head B.C.M. Prasad and associate professor Ramesh Chandra V.V., at the BMJ South Asia award function held at New Delhi recently.

A project submitted by Ramesh Chandra V.V., an associate professor of neurosurgery at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), stood a finalist in the prestigious International BMJ (British Medical Journal) South Asia Award for the year 2017, under the 'Surgical team of the year' category.

The project titled 'Development of the surgical problem for spinal deformity at a tertiary centre – Challenges and outcomes', secured entry from among 2000 projects submitted from eight countries, thus grabbing international accolades. Under the study funded by the TTD's Sri Venkateswara Pranadanam Trust, over 100 patients were treated without any financial burden.

SVIMS Director Dr. Thanjavur S. Ravikumar and the neurosurgery head Dr.B.C.M. Prasad, who started the spinal deformity programme, called it the 'magic of philanthropy' in shaping young lives and thanked the TTD's trust for supporting research programmes.

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