Tribute to Dr V Shantha

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE January 21, 2021 Thursday Tribute to Dr V Shantha πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Good Morning M G Warrier A Quote for the day: "When written in Chinese, the word 'CRISIS' is composed of two characters- One represents danger, the other represents opportunity." -John F Kennedy B Dr V Shantha 1) Tributes pour in for celebrated oncologist of Adyar Cancer Institute" Excerpts: "Family of scientists Born on March 11, 1927, Dr. Shanta belonged to a family of scientists. She studied at National Girls High School (Lady Sivaswami Ayyar Girls Higher Secondary School). She took her MBBS from Madras Medical College in 1949, DGO in 1952, and MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology) in 1995. She joined the institute, founded by Muthulakshmi Reddy, one of India’s first women graduates in medicine. At the Institute, she took up the cause of cancer awareness and devoted herself to its care and treatment. After attending the funeral, Dr. Ramanan, an oncologist at a top private hospital in Chennai, said, “Madam used to always say that even though we are often bearers of bad news, we must ensure that the patient leaves the chamber with the feeling of mental solace. Take important decisions for your patients as you would take for your dear ones.” 2) "A phenomenal doctor who dedicated her life to cancer cure - The Federal" Excerpts: " Shantha was a phenomenal lady who dedicated her life for the betterment of cancer patients. “When the sick approach the gates of the institute, full of fear, weak in body and spirit, there is only one approach. One has to become part of them,” Dr V Shantha once famously said. So the one thing Dr Shantha thought she could do was to build a strong network of volunteers. She invited those who had been cured of cancer to volunteer at The Cancer Institute at Adyar in Chennai, to help new patients. She also sought help from recovered patients, who could speak different languages since many of the patients came from villages in Andhra Pradesh and some even from as far as Assam and Arunachal Pradesh." S Venugopal Chennai writes: Dr V Shanta is no more and what a great lady she was who fought the deadly Cancer and won over it with her total dedication and courage. Dr. Shanta never allowed any way of influence and ALL patients are equal for her. We had a Social help set up named Seva Chakra headed mainly by one Late Sri, K. Narayan Swamy RBI CHENNAI and go to the Cancer Institute to be with the patients in 1970&80s and Dr. Shanta used to be with us in a very simple style. The spontaneous crowd at the Besant Nagar was testimony to the noble service and contribution to the humanity as a whole. Dr. Shanta will eternally live in all our hearts. RIP Dr ShantaπŸ™


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