CME Programme On ‘Pediatric Health – Holistic Approach’ Conducted By Dept. Of Kuzhandhai Maruthuvam

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

Day-2 (04.01.2022)

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.

Day-3 (05.01.2022)

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

Day-4 (06.01.2022)

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

Day-5 (07.01.2022)

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.

Day-6 (08.01.2022)

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 

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