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IMA & MedPiper celebrate the She-Heroes in medicine and healthcare

The event will honour Padma Shri Dr. Karimpat Mathangi Ramakrishnan and Dr. Pritika Chary for their medical achievements

Chennai: The Indian Medical Association (IMA), in association with
MedPiper Technologies, the one-stop knowledge destination for healthcare practitioners, is
organizing “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” on
Saturday, March 13. The live Zoom event will felicitate Padma Shri Dr. Karimpat Mathangi
Ramakrishnan and Dr. Pritika Chary, two remarkable women in the field of medicine and
healthcare.

As part of Women’s Day celebrations, IMA and MedPiper also aim to salute the female warriors
in the first line of defence against COVID-19. Apart from commendations, IMA will also address
the challenges encountered by women in healthcare, through a presentation by Prof. Dr. N
Rajamaheswari. The event will also showcase Dr. Chary’s paper on Empowering female
leadership in the healthcare industry.

Padma Shri Dr Karimpat Mathangi Ramakrishnan is an Indian paediatric plastic surgeon and is
the recipient of Sushruta Gold Medal from the Sushruta Society of India. She has also won Hari
Om Ashram Award from the Association of Surgeons of India and the lifetime achievement award
from the National Academy of Burns India. She is currently the head of the Paediatric Intensive
Burn Care Unit and Plastic Surgery in Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai.
Dr Pritika Chary, the first and only lady in India to be qualified as both Neuro physician and
Neurosurgeon, specialises in brain-related disorders like stroke, epilepsy, dementia,
parkinsonism, developmental delay in children, speech disorders and aphasiology, as well as
cognitive and behavioural neurology. Dr. Chary has also been a pioneer in epileptology in Chennai
since 1985.

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