Fortis Malar Hospital celebrates International Women’s Day with Nurses and Patients


  • Emphasizes on the need for awareness among women regarding cardiac related ailments
  • An exclusive activity was organized to make their women feel special and beauty, both on the inside and outside

Chennai March 9th 2020: On the occasion of International Woman’s Day, Fortis Malar Hospital today organized a health and entertainment event for their nurses and patients along with the doctors at the hospital permises. The event focused on creating awareness on the need for women to listen to their bodies, protect their heart and maintain overall wellness in their daily lives. Dr. Madhu Sankar N Senior Consultant & HOD – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Heart & Lung Transplant, Fortis Malar Hospitall, Dr. Anto Sahayaraj R, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fortis Malar Hospital and Dr. Nithya Ramamurthy, Senior Consultant, Gynaecology, Fortis Malar Hospital addressed the gathering.

Studies have shown that there has been a steady increase in cardiac related ailments among women in the recent years. In an attempt to address this growing trend, Fortis Malar Hospital hosted an awareness secession as part of their International Women’s Day 2020 celebrations. The session educated and encouraged women on various aspects of wellness, especially on cardiac well-being. As women are indispensable to the environments they live and work in, it is important for them to cultivate a habit of self-care, a critical routine that almost every woman puts off as a last priority.

Commenting on the activity, Dr. Madhu Sankar said “We are extremely delighted to have organized this activity in order to celebrate the significance and salute the excellence and spirit of women. When compared to men women seem to pay very less attention to their health. Cardio Vascular Disease has been considered since times immemorial to be a man’s domain and there is a notion that women are relatively protected from it but studies have proved that CVD is the major cause of death among women. Hence its important that women also take regular health checkup and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

As a part of the celebrations Fortis Malar Hospital in collaboration with premier beauty salon Green Trends conducted an exclusive makeover activity to make participating women feel special and good. This activity was aimed at providing grooming experience for nurses and other women staff who are working round the clock for the patients and hardly have any time for themselves. The event acknowledged the contributions of women to Fortis Malar Hospital’s success and recognized their dedication and relentless hard work in the care of the ailing.

About Fortis Healthcare Limited:

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai and Sri Lanka with 36 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 9,000 potential beds and over 415 diagnostics centres.

About Fortis Malar Hospital:

Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty andmulti-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopaedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital. The hospital’ Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, successfully performing many complicated deliveries and surgeries. They are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit.