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Where care comes First
Billroth Hospitals extend services to Sri Lanka:
The modern Billroth Hospital in Chennai India.
Billroth Hospitals was launched on November, 30,1990 by the late Dr.
V. Jeganathan. Besides being the Chairman of Billroth Hospitals, India,
Dr. Jeganathan was one of the leading Surgical Gastroenterologists,
Laser and Laparaoscopic surgeons.
His focus was to offer medical care to people from all walks of life,
with a commitment to quality and affordability.
Billroth Hospitals is on track to its fruition. Today, it provides
services by nursing patients in assorted branches of medical and
surgical treatment with 600 bedded super speciality hospital situated at
Shenoy Nagar R. A. Puram in Chennai, India. This fruition is not
inadvertent but i is the sheer outcome of perceptive participation and
ethical practices undertaken by the Billroth team to achieve the
"In the sands of time, many have walked... But only few have left
their footprints.... and a few dared to walk the lonely path
To create a vision...
To live the dream...
To reach the millions with affordable health care.
- Founder of Billroth Hospitals
Dr. V. Jeganathan
(19-12-1953 - 17-5-2007)
Billroth's Mission - Vision
Managing Director, Billroth Hospitals Dr. Rajesh Jeganathan addressing the
gathering at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo. On his left are Dr.
K. Ravi, Consultant to Billroth Group and Chandra Mohotti one of
the distinguished invitees.
Mission: "To provide medical services of the height of quality and
efficiency in the most professional and effective manner, with the sole
determination of making things better for our patients."
Vission: To become a name synonymous with expert medical care all
over the country." The reputed Indian Hospital group The Billroth
Hospital had a presentation of their services and facilities to a large
and representative group of medical professionals and doctors at the
Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo last week.
The young and energetic managing director of the Billroth Group Dr.
Rajesh Jeganatha made the impression presentation of a host of medical
facilities available ranging from cancer care to paediatrics. The latest
equipment and diagnostic technology was explained.
Billroth Hospitals are on a promotional campaign in South Asian
Countries in a bid to offer its services to a wide range of patients
with affordable prices and exceptional care.
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Development
The next course of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Development,
conducted by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, will
commence in May 2008.
This course attempts to give a broad overview of health and issues
related to health. A special feature of the course is its emphasis
towards development aspects of health.
To achieve this objective the entire course curriculum has been
designed using a multidisciplinary approach. The present curriculum has
been prepared from the experience gained from the previous courses.
The course is specially aimed at professionals who are working in
health and health related areas in the public, private, or non-profit
Entry requirements are a first degree from a recognised university,
or a professional qualifications and experience of at least one year in
a health related field which is acceptable to the University, and a good
knowledge of English language. The course is conducted in English
medium. It contains several modules.
They include, Basic Concepts in Health, Health Interventions, Health
Systems, Society Health and Behaviour, Organisation of Health Services
and Management, Health Resources and Economics, Health Ethics, Human
Rights and Law, and Challenges and Options for the future (case
The teaching methods include learning opportunities other than
didactic lectures, such as assignments, debates, student seminars and
small group discussions. It is conducted in weekends (Friday evenings
and Saturday) for a duration of 12 months.
Further particulars and application forms (free of charge) may be
obtained from Prof. Ravindra Fernando, the Course Director, Health
Development and Research Programme (HDRP, Faculty of Medicine, P.O. Box
271, Kynsey Road, Colombo 8. (Tel. No. 011-2694016, 2286142).
Four ways to prevent diabetes
If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes (having higher than
normal blood sugar levels, but not yet in the range of diabetes) or type
2 diabetes, you can help alleviate or even reverse your condition with
four fairly simple lifestyle changes: Get daily physical activity.
Exercise improves the action of insulin, moving glucose out of the
bloodstream and into tissues where it can be used for energy. Maintain a
healthy weight. If you are overweight, the more pounds you lose, the
lower your chances of developing diabetes. Talk with your doctor about
what your optimum weight should be, and how to achieve it.
Eat a diet low in refined carbohydrates, and incorporate fresh
fruits, vegetables, whole grains and monounsaturated fats (such as olive
oil) into your diet.
Manage your health. Get regular checkups for blood pressure,
cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and seek treatment if necessary.
Courtesy - Internet
Donald Court Visiting Fellowship for Dr. Kapila
Dr. Kapila Jayaratne
Dr. Kapila Jayaratne, Senior Registrar in Community Medicine of
Family Health Bureau, Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, has been
awarded the prestigious Donald Court Visiting Fellowship by the Royal
College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), United Kingdom.
His extensive field work and research in the field of child health
has been taken into consideration in selection for this fellowship which
is awarded annually for the medical professionals worldwide involved in
community child health.
Under this fellowship, Dr. Jayaratne is to undergo a three week
training in childhood disability at Nottingham University Hospital.
In addition, he has been selected to present a scientific paper on
'Musculoskeletal Pain among school-going adolescents - a prevalence
study in South Asia' based on his research on Sri Lankan schoolchildren
at the Spring Meeting of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child
Health held from April 14 to 17 at the York University.