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Jun 17, 2009

Lifetime Achievement Award for neurologist


The Rotary Club of Coimbatore Central presented its ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to neurologist M. B. Pranesh at a function here recently.A professor of neurology at the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Dr. Pranesh had treated several thousand patients with utmost care and dedication, irrespective of their ability to pay fully for his services, the Rotary Club said while giving away the award.

He joined the Government service in 1981 in Coimbatore and was responsible for setting up the neurology units in the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital and at a leading private hospital.As a teacher for undergraduates in medicine, he instilled in his students the importance of ethical practices for a doctor.

Club president M. Ramaswamy said the Rotary believed in recognising people who had made outstanding contributions to society through their profession. Governor of Rotary District 3201 Baby Joseph, who was the guest of honour, felicitated Dr. Pranesh.Neuro Physician from Chennai Krishnamurthy Srinivas, who was the chief guest at the function, expressed happiness over his student (Dr. Pranesh) being chosen for the award. He said Dr. Pranesh had the significant advantage of practicing general medicine before he specialised in neurology.

Stressing the importance of good health for a successful life, he emphasised the role of a family physician in the management of the family’s general health.Accepting the award, Dr. Pranesh thanked his teachers and mentors for their guidance at crucial junctures in his career. He said that as a doctor he was duty bound to serve society.

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