Fortis rolls out e-Consultations for remote patient care in 23 hospitals across multiple locations in India

More than 8000 e-Consults with daily average 370 e-consults

Fortis Mohali, Fortis Gurgaon & Fortis BG Road leads with maximum consults

More than 720 doctors are providing consultations across the network

 

Gurgaon, 29th April 2020:  Fortis Healthcare, India’s leading healthcare solutions provider, successfully rolled out online consultations for patients in 23 hospitals across the network in India. As the country continues with COVID 19 lockdown, the step was conceived to continue patient care services without risking the health of patients or doctors. Both tele-consults as well as video consult services have been running successfully with encouraging response from patients.

Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Managing Director & CEO, Fortis Healthcare said, “E-consultations are being organized to ensure the continuity of care for post-surgical upcountry patients. For example, a patient from Uttar Pradesh or Bihar who has undergone a CABG can follow up with their surgeon to confirm that all recovery milestones are being met. Patients who have a disease which requires periodic monitoring (for example – a senior citizen with diabetes and/or hypertension) can share the values with his doctor via an e-consult and discuss if the parameters are okay. Expectant mothers can share their general health progress with their obstetrician, restricting in-hospital visits to single digits to protect against COVID 19 and possible transmission to the fetus.”

Till date, over 8000 consults have taken place via the e-consulting medium. A total of 393 e-consults were conducted across the network today and 365 were done yesterday. Fortis Hospital in Mohali saw the maximum number of e-consults at 1539 followed by Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) in Gurgaon at 1330; followed by Fortis Hospital, BG Road in Bengaluru with 1117 consultations since the start of this service. Fortis Hospital in NOIDA at 537 and Fortis Hospital in Mulund in Mumbai at 290 e-consults has seen witnessing encouraging trend. The online consults take place during the regular OPD hours at normal OPD rates. The doctors from specialties like Neurology, Gynecology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Nephrology, ENT, Mental Health and Internal Medicine are providing online consultations as of now.

Fortis is offering telemedicine or video consults where patients are unable to visit the hospital. However, emergency cases and where clinicians feel the necessity to physically examine the patient are not given consultation via telemedicine. A video or telemedicine consult can never be compared to a normal in-hospital consult where the doctor is able to physically examine the patient. Some of beneficiary patients of e-consults are those who need continuity of care post-surgical residing far from the hospitals, patients with chronic disease management with a requirement of periodic monitoring as well as pregnant ladies for minimum exposure to a vulnerable external environment.

Details of the process:

  • Both audio consults and video consults are enabled by the MicroSoft Teams platform. In some cases, simple telephonic consults are also happening depending on the comfort of the patients
  • Through the Fortis website or call center, patients can request for an e-consult. For those with the ‘myFortis’ application, a push notification is sent with a link to book e-consults
  • A landing page has been created on the website which helps patients choose their hospital and specialty. They are then contacted by the call center and an e-appointment is booked. The payment link is sent via SMS to the patient
  • The agent from the respective hospital then uses the internal enterprise collaboration tool (MS Teams) to book a e-consultation between the doctor and the patient. The e-meeting link is sent through the invite and the platform also sends out appointment reminders to both patient and doctor
  • At the stipulated time, patient joins the meeting by accessing the link in the invite as a guest user using camera enabled device and waits for the turn in virtual lobby
  • Once the doctor arrives at the e-meeting, the patient is allowed into the meeting and e-consultation is provided in keeping with the guidelines issued by the Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW).
  • Post consultation the prescription is uploaded on the platform which can be downloaded by the patient and a copy is sent via email to his/her email address

 

Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi adds, “In our endeavor to sustain our fight against the spread of COVID19, we are bringing the expertise of our doctors to help you with any health issues right in the comfort of your home. As the proactive lockdown was necessary to fight off this pandemic, it must not be an excuse to delay any health consultations that our patients wanted to avail and, hence, is this solution. We believe that this is going to be helpful for patients as well as their families without risking the much-needed social distancing for the patients, doctors and the healthcare staff. However, in emergency cases where clinicians feel it is necessary to physically examine the patient, e-consultations are not given. In those cases, an in-hospital consult where the doctor can do a physical examine is suggested. These are cases which require immediate and urgent medical intervention.”

A wide scale training has been conducted to train and familiarize doctors as well as support staff with the platform and troubleshoot the teething issues. The patient can call the hospital board line, visit the website or use my Fortis application to request a call-back. Then a link is shared with the appointment time and preferred mode of interaction (video or telephone). SMS and WhatsApp’s have also been shared with the patient database to help them book a tele or video consults via the link – https://bit.ly/2Xw66xC

Honey Bunny to make kids go YAY! with ‘What’s your summer plan?

  • A summer bonanza featuring new movies, episodes and tons of entertaining activities set to keep young audiences hooked this holiday season as Honey & Bunny ask kids What’s Your Summer Plan?

 

Chennai, April / May 2020: It is going to be an exciting summer for the Sony YAY! viewers as the channel that turns 3 years this April has planned surprises for kids all through the long Summer. As the channel completes its remarkable three-year journey, Sony YAY! continues to add on to its expansive multi-genre and multilingual offering. Through an initiative for its viewers called ‘What’s Your Summer Plan?’ the young fans can get a fresh reason to smile, rejoice and learn everyday throughout their vacations.

 

Fans are in for a treat as Sony YAY! aims to deliver on it’s promise of unlimited fun with a huge bank of fresh episodes  set to entertain kids all through the summers. With fun-filled banter and goofiness in Honey Bunny ka Jholmaal, the heart-pounding action in Kicko & Super Speedo and lastly the unique rib-tickling ghost comedy in Paap-O-Meter there more new episodes on the channel than ever before. In addition to the fresh episodes, Sony YAY! will also premiere 8 new Honey & Bunny movies spread across April – May along with  1 Paap-O-Meter movie in June.

 

While there will be a non-stop offering of fresh content on the channel, kids can also engage with their favourite toons across multiple digital initiatives that Sony YAY! has planned for kids. Sony YAY! will launch its first ever digital IP – YAY! Summer Camp which will include a huge bank of videos that will have various topics like Art and craft, Zumba Story telling amongst many others for kids to have fun while they learn. The channel has especially roped in the very talented art genius – Lalon who will be doing a 10 part series on simple yet fun way to hone ones art skills using simple things that are available at home. These videos will be hosted across the Sony YAY! communities on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram. The other workshops include Summer camps with yoga expert Sakshi Kharbanda, gardening pro Smita Kharbanda, India’s first Zumba education specialist Sucheta Pal, Science workshop expert Shashank Karam and storytelling by Devaki from Little Readers’ Nook.

 

The fun never stops with Sony YAY! as it’s viewers can now enjoy the Kicko and Super Speedo game on Android play which has already garnered close to 4 million downloads. Honey Bunny fans will also have a fun time as Sony YAY! will soon launch its first ever mobile game this summer.

 

Through the ‘What’s Your Summer Plan?’ campaign, the channel has got their young fans covered for their daily dose of fun and entertainment all through the summer vacations. As the destination of unlimited fun for kids and forever creating a universe for kids across multiple touch points, Sony YAY! is all set to present youngsters their favourite toons across platforms, throughout the summer and beyond.

 

Leena Lele Dutta, Business Head, Sony Pictures Networks India, Kids’ Genre, “By connecting with kids through multiple touch-points, we continue to strive to be the ultimate source of non-stop fun and unlimited entertainment in their lives. This summer, with our “What’s your Summer Plan?” campaign, we have not only tried to bring more of kid’s favorite toons through new episode and movies, but also a carefully curated series of fun workshops that will balance nonstop masti with nonstop learning and creativity, giving kids a wholesome offering of entertainment. 

Celebrate the Chithirai festival from the safety of your home, with HistoryTV18’s ‘Meenakshi Amman & The Marvel of Madurai’

·        Watch extraordinary scenes unfold, inside the Meenakshi Temple and at the Vaigai River, in the special programme, premiering Monday, May 4th at 8 PM on HistoryTV18

 

Chennai, April 2020

 

HistoryTV18 is adding to its India offering with the new original production, ‘Meenakshi Amman & The Marvel Of Madurai,’ premiering on May 4th, Monday 8 PM. As the world faces an unprecedented challenge, and the Tamil Nadu government rules out public celebrations, HistoryTV18 brings viewers an immersive experience of the Chithirai festival and the famed Meenakshi Temple, at home on television screens. The one-hour programme premieres on the auspicious day of Thirukalyanam.

 

Filmed in 2019, the documentary celebrates the legend of Meenakshi Amman, Mother Goddess, queen, and patron deity of the ancient city of Madurai. The film showcases the first two weeks of the grand celebrations in Tamil Nadu’s second-largest city, taking viewers behind the scenes of key events, along with their back-stories and socio-cultural significanceIt presents never-seen-before visuals of the Chithirai festivities, tracing its history, uncovering amazing facts, and delving into fascinating folklore. The narrative also relies on human stories, through characters whose lives are inextricably intertwined with the mother goddess, Her temple, and its most important annual event. The documentary also takes a closer look at the logistics, security, and scale of organising the massive festival.

 

The film also explores the historical and architectural significance of Madurai’s glorious landmark, its origins, expansion and present form. High-definition and 4K cameras reveal the incredible art and architecture of the many structures spread over the 14-acre complex, along with insights of experts and temple authorities to provide context and perspective. With a staggering 33,000 intricate sculptures, painted ceilings, mandapams, shrines, and fourteen towering gopurams, embellished with thousands of mythological characters and fantastical creatures, the temple is a feat of artistic genius and geometric precision. The storytelling, with stunning visuals and slickly-edited sequences, shines the light on South India’s indigenous craftsmanship, engineering, and cultural richness.

 

The original production, a year in the making, captures the pomp and ceremony of some of the most important days of the Chithirai festival – from pattabhishekham’ the coronation of the goddess,  to ‘thirukalyanam’ the divine wedding, and ‘rathotsavam’ the chariot or car festival.

 

Also featuring prominently is the Kallalaghar festivities that honour Lord Vishnu, with lakhs of people arriving at the Vaigai River in Madurai. The event has socio-political significance and is historically significant, in addition to being a breathtaking spectacle.

 

The enduring aura of the mother goddess with the recurring theme of divine feminine power or shakti, the love and faith of Her people, the colour and sheer scale of the festival, make for compelling viewing. Top-end production values, characteristic of HistoryTV18’s award-winning originals make the show a must-watch for all.

 

Speaking about the documentary, Avinash Kaul, MD A+E Networks | TV18 and CEO Network18, says, “At HistoryTV18, we believe in telling stories that are visually spectacular, relevant for our viewers and genre-definingMeenakshi Amman & The Marvel of Madurai’ is the latest in a set of dramatic documentaries about India’s cultural history that engage, entertain, and inform. It is not just compelling content but also a celebration of our nation‘s rich diversity. The show does a great job of presenting the festival, especially in light of current circumstances, making it possible for everyone to be a part of the celebrations through our channel.

 

Watch ‘Meenakshi Amman & The Marvel of Madurai,’ premiering on Monday, May 4th, 8 PM, only on HistoryTV18.

Kalutai Multiplayer Card Game launched by Cricketer Subramaniam Badrinath

Paulsons Group is proud to announce the launch of our first multiplayer online game – Kalutai – today. This marks our foray into a brand new segment of industry – the online gaming space.

Kalutai is a multiplayer game that aims at honing decision making skills through a card game, that can be applied to real life too. “Playing Kalutai as a card game helped me a lot as an entrepreneur. It striked me one day that an online version would be an amazing way to learn these decision making skills and also have a fun time while doing it. That’s how we set about creating this game,” says Dr. Sam Paul, (Chairman) Paulsons Group.

The game was released earlier today by ace cricketer Badrinath Subramaniam and will be available for free download for a short period of time.

For more information, please feel free to contact Anirudh Ram:-8489926889.

முழு ஊரடங்கு காலத்தில் இரண்டு மணி நேரம் மட்டும் பால் விற்பனை செய்ய தனியார் பால் நிறுவனங்கள் மாநில அரசுக்கு கோரிக்கை

சென்னை, ஏப்ரல் 25: முழு ஊரடங்கு காலத்தின்போது தினமும் காலை இரண்டு மணி நேரத்துக்கு பால் விநியோகம் செய்ய அனுமதி வழங்குமாறு திருமலா, ஜெர்ஸி, ஹெரிடேஜ், டோட்லா உள்ளிட்ட முன்னணி தனியார் பால் நிறுவனங்கள் தமிழக அரசுக்கு கோரிக்கை விடுத்துள்ளது.

கொரோனா வைரஸ் பரவலை தடுக்க சென்னை, கோவை, மதுரை, ஈரோடு மாவட்டங்களில் நான்கு நாட்களுக்கு முழு ஊரடங்கு உத்தரவிட்டு தமிழக அரசு அறிவித்துள்ளது. பால் நிறுவனங்களுக்கு அனுமதி வழங்கப்பட்டுள்ள போதும், விற்பனை செய்ய கடைகள் இருக்காது என தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. இந்நிலையில், அத்தியாவசியப் பொருட்கள் விற்பனை செய்யும் கடைகளும் மூடப்பட உள்ளதால் பல இடங்களில் பால் விற்பனை செய்வதில் சிக்கல் ஏற்பட வாய்ப்புள்ளது.

கால்சியம், வைட்டமின் டி, புரதச்சத்து உள்ளிட்ட சத்து நிறைந்த பால் குழந்தைகளுக்கு மிகவும் தேவையானது. இதனால், ஊரடங்கு காலத்தில் பாதுகாப்புடனும், கட்டுப்பாடுடனும் பால் விற்பனை செய்ய அனுமதி அளிக்குமாறு தனியார் பால் நிறுவனங்கள் சார்பில் மாநில அரசுக்கு கோரிக்கை வைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

Engineering Students develop V2 BUDDY – The Nursing Robot at Vinayaka Mission

  • Robot to minimize Nursing interference in COVID-19 treatment
  • Developed at Ganesan Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center at AV Campus, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation

Chennai, 23rd April 2020: There is a growing concern over the spread of the novel coronavirus among medical professionals and frontline healthcare workers. To address this issue, a group of Electrical Engineering students and faculty from AVIT (Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology) Chennai, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (Deemed to be University) along with duo entrepreneurs Mr Premnath and Mr Subramanian have developed a robot called V2 Buddy at the ‘Ganesan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre’. This helps to reduce contact between frontline healthcare nursing staff and Covid-19 patients.

V2 Buddy was today demonstrated at Vinayaka Mission’s Super Speciality Hospital “VIMS” at Salem and deployed in Vinayaka Missions Medical Colleges at Salem, Puducherry and Karaikkal.
V2 Buddy – the Nursing Robot can assist nursing interface by checking the body temperature level of COVID-19 patients, dispensing sanitizing hand rub, delivering medicines and food, enable the nursing staff to interact with COVID 19 patients remotely through video and audio interface from their nursing stations. This helps to minimizes the nursing staff from getting exposed to infection.

This sophisticated nursing robot can be controlled remotely through an app installed on a smartphone by the nursing staff. A Voice enabled Nursing Call facility is also made available through ‘V2 Buddy Call’ through which the Patients in isolation can speak to Nursing Staff in the Nursing Station whenever required for clinical support and counselling.

Mr Premnath, one of the developers said, “V2 Buddy was created after considering the inputs given by the medical and nursing teams of VIMS, the Super Speciality Hospital Unit of Vinayaka Mission Group. They provided guidance on the day-to-day operations and activities of nursing staff in an isolation ward which we attempt to enable through this robot.”

Mr Subramanian, the co-creator explained “The new age gizmo V2 Buddy will be operated using Bluetooth technology and remote sensors from a control console which will be in the hands of the nurse, who will be able to talk to the patient directly.”

“The Ganesan Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (GIEC) at Vinayaka Mission provided us an ideal platform to build this robot with access to resources, technical support, working space and financial aid” said Prof. Dr. L. Chitra – HOD Electrical and Electronics department, member of steering committee for GIEC, AVIT Chennai and guide for nursing Robot project.

Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram, Medical Director, of Vinayaka Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) said, “V2 Buddy is akin to a remote controlled bomb disposal device, as it helps us achieve minimal contact from confirmed COVID-19 patients and still providing adequate care to them. We are glad that we have come up with this new age gizmo which is the need of the hour.” Commenting on this, Dr. Ganesan, Chancellor, Vinayaka Mission Group said “The vision of this GIEC’s Business Incubator is to identify & support potential entrepreneurs and students in developing Minimum Viable Products (MVP) thereby making their dream concept come true and essentially to curtail the import burden by indigenization of products in line with ‘Make in India’ vision of Government of India”

VMRF is planning to donate two of these nursing robots to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai and at the Indira Gandhi Government Hospital, Puducherry. The production and capacity of ‘V2 Buddy’ will be scaled up according the demand in the market.

அம்மா மக்கள் முன்னேற்ற கழகத்தின் சார்பில் நல உதவிகள்

அம்மா மக்கள் முன்னேற்ற கழகத்தின் பொதுச்செயலாளரும் ஆர்கே நகர் சட்டமன்ற உறுப்பினருமான டிடிவி தினகரன் அவர்களின் ஆணைக்கிணங்க, கழக தேர்தல் பிரிவு செயலாளர் மண்டல பொறுப்பாளர்  ஜி செந்தமிழன் மற்றும் தென்சென்னை தெற்கு மாவட்ட கழக செயலாளர் விருகை டி. எஸ். கண்ணன் ஆகியோர்களின் ஆலோசனை படி தென் சென்னை தெற்கு மாவட்டம் வேளச்சேரி 180 வது மேற்கு பகுதியில்
சிறுபான்மை நலப் பிரிவு மாவட்ட செயலாளர் ஜிம் பாஷா என்கிற
டாக்டர் H. k. லத்திப் பாஷா அவர்களின் ஏழை எளிய மக்கள் மற்றும் துப்புரவு பணியாளர்களுக்கு அரிசி, அத்தியாவசிய பொருட்கள் மற்றும் காய்கறிகள் மாவட்டச் செயலாளர் டி. எஸ் . கண்ணன் அவர்களால் வழங்கப்பட்டது, இவர்களுடன் எம்.ஜி. ஆர்.மன்ற மாவட்ட செயலாளர் வேளச்சேரி
எஸ்.சின்ன துரை, 180.வது மேற்கு வட்ட துனை செயலாளர்
ஆர்.எம்.செல்வம்.

இளைஞர் அணி பகுதி செயலாளர் அவ்வை D.ஹரி  மாவட்ட சிறுபான்மை தலைவர் எஸ். எம். ஜோ,
H. k. கொஸ் பாஷா, A. ராபர்ட் தாம்சன். D.மார்ட்டின். பி. செந்தில் குமார்,
mac. C. தீபன், எம். சரளா, எஸ். மணிகண்டன், எஸ். அஞ்சலி, கே.மோகனா, எஸ். ராஜேஸ்வரி, எம். உஷா, P. ராஜேஸ்வரி, உடன் இருந்தனர்.

கொரோனா விழிப்புணர்வுக்காக வீட்டிலே கராத்தே ,சிலம்பம்

கொரோனா ஊரடங்கால் வீட்டிற்குள் முடங்கி இருக்கும் குழந்தைகள் எப்போதும் தங்களை சுறுசுறுப்பாக வைத்துக்கொள்ளும் வகையில், காரைக்காலை சேர்ந்த 10 வயது இரட்டையர்கள் சுலபமான வகையில் கராத்தே கற்றுக்கொள்ளும் வீடியோவை வெளியிட்டு அசத்தியுள்ளனர்.

குழந்தைகளால் குழந்தைகளுக்காக.. வீட்டிலேயே கராத்தே பயிற்சி – வீடியோ தமிழ்நாட்டில் கொரோனா வைரஸ் பாதிப்பு எப்போது கட்டுக்குள் வரும் என யாராலும் கணிக்க முடியாதபடி நாளுக்கு நாள் பெருகிக்கொண்டே இருக்கிறது. ஊரடங்கு உத்தரவு மே 3ம் தேதிக்கு பிறகும் நீட்டிக்கப்படும் என்ற பேச்சும் ஒருபக்கம் இருக்கிறது.

ஒருவேளை மே 3ம் தேதிக்கு பிறகு ஊரடங்கு உத்தரவு திரும்பப் பெறப்பட்டாலும் பள்ளிகள் எப்போது தொடங்கும் என்பது கேள்விக்குறியாகவே உள்ளது. 9ம் வகுப்பு வரையிலான மாணவர்களுக்கு இந்த வருடம் ஜூலை மாதம் தான் வகுப்புகள் தொடங்கும் என்ற தகவலும் உலா வருகிறது.

பெற்றோரின் கவலை

இதில் பெற்றோர்களுக்கு இருக்கும் பெரிய கவலை குழந்தைகளை எப்படி பார்த்துக்கொள்வது, அவர்களை எப்படி பிஸியாக வைத்துக்கொள்வது என்பது தான். இப்போதுள்ள குழந்தைகள் டிவி, செல்போன்களில் தான் மூழ்கி கிடக்கிறார். பக்கத்துக்கு வீட்டு பிள்ளைகளுடன்கூட அவர்களை விளையாட அனுப்ப முடியாத நிலை ஏற்பட்டுள்ளதால், அவர்களின் உடல் உழைப்பு வெகுவாக குறைந்துவிட்டது.

கவலைக்கு தீர்வு

பெற்றோர்களின் இந்த கவலைக்கு அருமையான தீர்வு கொண்டு வந்திருக்கிறார்கள் புதுச்சேரி மாநிலம் காரைக்காலைக் சேர்ந்த இரட்டையர்கள் ஸ்ரீவிசாகன், ஸ்ரீஹரிணி. கராத்தே சாம்பியன்களான அக்குழந்தைகள் ஒன்பது வயதுக்குள் இரண்டு பிளாக் பெல்ட் வாங்கி உலக சாதனை படைத்தவர்கள். அது மட்டுமல்லாமல் கராத்தேவில் 200க்கும் மேற்பட்ட விருதுகளை வாங்கி உள்ளனர். சிறு வயதில் உலக சாதனை படைத்த முதல் இரட்டையரும் கூட

கராத்தே பயிற்சி

மற்ற குழந்தைகளை போலவே ஊரடங்கால் வீட்டுக்குள் இருக்கும் ஸ்ரீவிசாகனும், ஸ்ரீஹரிணியும் தங்களுக்கு தெரிந்த கராத்தே கலையை மற்ற குழந்தைகளுக்கும் கற்றுத்தரும் வகையில், கராத்தே பயிற்சி வீடியோக்களை வெளியிட்டுள்ளனர். சுலபமாக கராத்தே, சிலம்பம், நுங்சாக் உள்ளிட்ட பல தற்காப்பு கலைகளை செய்து காட்டி வீடியோ வெளியிட்டுள்ளனர்.வீட்டுக்குள் உடலுழைப்புஅவர்கள் செய்வதை பார்த்து, நம் பிள்ளைகளுக்கும் நாமே எளிதாக கராத்தே கற்று தரலாம். கராத்தே பழவது நம் பிள்ளைகளுக்கு உடல் வலிமையை ஏற்படுத்தும் என்பது ஒருபுறம் என்றால், செல்போன் மற்றும் டிவியில் இருந்து அவர்களை விடுவிக்கவும் முடியும். மேலும் வீட்டுக்குள்ளேயே அவர்களுக்கு உடல் உழைப்பையும் தர முடியும்.

AHPI-TN strongly condemns denial of burial for Chennai doctor, urges state government to take swift action

The President of the Tamil Nadu chapter of the Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI-TN), Dr. S. Gurushankar has strongly condemned the recurring incidents of violence taking place against doctors and healthcare workers. Yesterday’s incident of Dr. Simon Hercules, a neurosurgeon from Chennai who died after contracting coronavirus disease, not being allowed to be buried at the burial site, is the worst form of human indignity. How can we forget that he died in in the line of duty while saving these very people from the dreaded disease? He is a martyr in the true sense of the term.

Doctors are being assaulted, abused, and even spat upon, yet we have maintained our composure and are working tirelessly to save as many lives as possible. However, we do not expect such ignominy to fall upon our community in such dire times when all we are asking for is basic respect and that doctors and healthcare staff be allowed to discharge their duties. Doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers of our country are battling COVID-19 without even basic protective gear and are losing their lives while selflessly doing their jobs.

Private hospitals are hardly earning anything now and have a reached a point where they are struggling to pay salaries. Most hospitals are borrowing to pay salaries. Yet we are reaching out to all those in need of care, in this time of distress. It is my earnest request that the public should at least acknowledge that we are doing this out of a sense of responsibility to the society and because the call of our duty goes much beyond the money we make. We are steadfastly supporting the hon’ble CM in this cause to eradicate COVID from our region, however, the government too must take cognizance of all the hard work and long hours that doctors and all the medical staff are devoting to keep this pandemic in check. We fear that if the government doesn’t take some strict action soon, the doctors and other medical staff will lose all their will and motivation to serve the community and then it will become very tough to contain the pandemic.

We urge the state government to take swift preemptive action to make our healthcare staff feel more secure allowing them to go all out in dispensing their duties.

கொரொனோ ஊரடங்கில் பாதிக்கப்பட்ட உடல் ஊனமுற்றவர்கள் மற்றும் திருநங்கைகளுக்கு உதவிய ஆஷா பவுண்டேஷன் – நிறுவனர் டாக்டர் L. மணிகண்டன்

சென்னை தேனாம்பேட்டையில் இயங்கிவரும்ஆஷா பவுண்டேஷன் (அபிடிரஸ்ட்) சார்பில்அதன் நிறுவனர் டாக்டர் L. மணிகண்டன் ஏற்பாட்டில் கொரொனோ ஊரடங்கில் பாதிக்கப்பட்ட உடல் ஊனமுற்றவர்கள்,
திருநங்கைகளுக்கு தினசரி அரிசி, மளிகை, காய்கறி உள்ளிட்ட அத்தியாவசிய பொருட்களை
வழங்கி வருகிறார்.

குறிப்பாக வருடத்திற்கு ஒருமுறை கிறிஸ்துமஸ் உடல் பெருவிழாவை முன்னிட்டு ஊனமுற்றவர்களுக்கு
அனைத்து உதவிகளையும் இவர் தனது அறக்கட்டளை சார்பாக செய்து வருகிறார்.

The Residency introduces Take Away Menu

Chin Chin, the Oriental Restaurant and The Right Place, Coffee Shop at The Residency Chennai introduces a new take away menu to provide delicious food to its patrons at the comfort of their homes.

The menu at Chin Chin offers everything from soups to appetisers such as Okra Pepper Salt, Konjeenaro Potato to Dong Bug Chicken, Wok Tossed Prawns, mains such as Eight Treasure Vegetable, Sliced Fish in Ginger Sauce, Chicken with Vegetables. These can be enjoyed with sides such as Malacca Fried Rice, Golden Garlic Fried Rice and Hakka Noodles.

The Right Place, coffee shop will be going the Indian route mouth-watering appetisers such as Apollo Paneer, Karuveppilai Mailagu Kozhi, Guntur Kodi, mains such as Madras Meen Kuzzhambu, Gosht Rogan Josh, Subji Patiyala, Paneer Makhani. These can be enjoyed with sides such as steamed rice, curd rice, chapati and pulaos of various kinds.

The staff at The Residency is adhering to sanitization and food safety standards while preparing every meal and making sure everyone gets to enjoy mouth-watering food while taking utmost care.

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Unlock your learning potential during this lock down period, Written by : Mr. Govinda Biswas ,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as we crossed over 2 weeks of time under lock down period, it’s time to ask ourselves whether this period should be all about negativity that is , or if it is making us learn many life lessons, many of which we have forgotten over time. This situation is providing us with ample time and opportunity to spend time with ourselves, to take a pause and ask ourselves, “What best can I do in this period?” As someone wise once said, ‘Till we live, we learn”, the best way we can utilize this time is by enhancing our knowledge and skills.

On a normal day, when all of us are caught up with our day-to-day schedules, we rarely get the opportunity to take time out to learn something new or to sharpen our skills — mostly due to our tight schedules and the endless commitments.

Sometimes, we even become self-assured or at times even ignorant that we know everything, which is literally a suicidal attitude for any professional’s growth in any sector. The only sure shot way to evolve and improve our skills is to keep learning no matter what stage of career we are in, irrespective of the position we occupy in our organisations. In fact, the higher the position in an organisation, the greater the need to learn, as we have more responsibility to learn and share the knowledge with our colleagues and to create an environment that is conducive for learning. This is the only way to enhance the individual skill and also the organisation’s productivity and performance.

Now, let us focus on the key issue. Due to the lock down, we have all been forced to change the way we work, and most of the professionals are working from home. Even after performing our work duties, most of us are saving a significant amount of time that we would have spent commuting to work, which is a great opportunity for all of us to put that time to a productive use. We can allocate this time to pick up some new skills, sharpen our existing ones that we use often in our job roles.

Now, the question is how? Well, the good news is that being in the 21st century, there is no limit to the scope of new information and learning resources. There are many online platforms for professional learning, including Udemy™, Coursera, edX, BitDegree, Skillshare and many more from where we can learn and get certified in skills, with very minimal cost, without giving up on our schedules.

Sometimes, not all professionals can afford to go for a paid skill development platform. In that case, what is the solution? Well, nothing to worry. As they say, where there’s a will, there’s a way! If you’re interested, there are platforms like LinkedIn Learning, Alison, Google learning platform, Hub spot and more. The single point objective of this learning is to improve our individual skills and knowledge, and apply it in our subject of interest. Flashing the certificate on social media is of no use, as it may be like an attractive accessory with no real application in real life.

I am a firm believer of this famous quote by Mr Bruce Lee, where he says, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do”.

The bottom line of this article is that it’s all about our mind set and the point of view on how we approach a particular phenomenon. Even in the middle of this pandemic situation, as a marketer by profession, I look at this as an enormous opportunity for all of us as an individual to utilize this time to learn the most basic life lessons and most importantly to dedicate some quality time to wonderful person in our life, ourselves. To learn and explore some new skills or to enhance the existing skill to make our self to equip in a better way to improve our performance and also to contribute to the growth of the organisation where we work and nation building. I believe, a talent without an applicable skill is a liability for himself, his organisation & for the nation.