Siddha By Prof. Dr. R. Meenakumari
Dept. of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam, National Institute of Siddha organized a Six days CME Programme for AYUSH Teachers on the topic Pediatric Health – Holistic Approach from 03.01.2022 to 08.01.2022 in Yoga Hall of NIS.
Inauguration ceremony was held on 03.01.2022 at 10.00 am. Prof. Dr. M. Meenakshi Sundaram, HoD of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam welcomed the gathering. Prof. R. Pattarayan, Former HoD of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam, NIS has participated as Chief Guest. Prof. Dr. R. Meenakumar, Director NIS has preside over the function and gave inaugural address. Prof. Dr. R. Somasekar, Professor of Pediatrics, Sri Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai and Prof. Dr. G.J. Christian, Hospital Superintendent i/c has given felicitation address. Dr. K. Suresh, Associate professor, Dept. of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam has given Vote of thanks.
Valedictory Ceremony was held on 08.01.2022 evening. Prof. Dr. D.K. Soundararajan, HoD, Dept. of Kuzhandhai maruthuvam participated as Guest of honour and released the Teaching materials and issued certificates to all the participants in the presence of Prof. Dr. M. Meenakshi Sundaram, HoD, Dept. of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam, NIS. Dr. A.M. Amala Hazel given the vote of thanks and the programme ends with National Anthem.
Thirty faculties from all the Siddha Medical Colleges of Tamil Nadu and Kerala State have participated in this programme.
All six days of this CME programme planned with Resource Persons of various discipline who are all working on Pediatric health promotion. Following are the Resource persons and their topics
Day 1 (03.01.2022)
Prof. Dr. R. Somasekar
Professor of Pediatrics, Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, Chennai
Topics: 1. Common pediatric illnesses in office practice
2. Adolescents health – Nations pride – Junk foods risks and remedies
Dr. N. Vaitheeswaran
Senior Assistant professor, Modern pediatrics
Topic: Growth and Development
Dr. Nisha Kumari Ojha
Associate professor and HOD, Department of Kaumarbhritya, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
Topics: 1. Ayurveda for general pediatric care
2. Evidence based Ayurveda management of common childhood disorders
Prof. M. Meenakshi Sundaram
Professor, HOD, Dept. of Kuzhandhai maruthuvam, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai
Topic: Traditional games and it’s significance on Pediatric health.
Dr. J. Sri Ram
Lecturer Grade II, GSMC, Palayamkottai
Topics: 1. Management of special children with Varmam therapy
2. Emergency Management in Siddha Pediatrics
Dr Hemant Bhargav
Assistant Professor of Yoga, Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS, Bengaluru
Topics: 1. Yoga for Mental Health
2. Yoga for Well-being of Children
Dr. S. Sugunthan
Varma Expert, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai
Topic: Varmam therapeutic interventions for the management of Children with special needs (Lecture and Hands on training)
Dr. F.R. Shameem
Lecturer Gr II, Department of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam, GSMC, Chennai
Topics: 1. Management of Pediatric respiratory diseases in Siddha
2. Role of siddha in managing Allergic disorders in children
Mr. B. S. Santhosh Kanna
Lecturer (Physiotherapy), Department of Therapeutics, NIEPMD, Muttukadu, Chennai
Topics: 1. Early Intervention in Pediatrics
2. Hands on training on early intervention
Dr. K. Shyamala
Lecturer Gr II, Dept. of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam, GSMC, Palayamkottai
Topics: 1. A holistic Siddha approach to healthy mother and wealthy child.
2. Physical and mental health problems faced by the Adolescents – A Siddha perspective.
Prof. D.K. Soundararajan
Professor & HOD, Dept. of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam, GSMC, Palayamkottai
Topic: Homemade remedies used for diseases in pediatric practices
Dr. V. Swarnavalli
Assistant Professor of Radiology, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai
Topics: 1. Imaging of acute abdomen in children
2. Imaging approach in female infertility