IMA, MedPiper to felicitate women achievers in healthcare

An event will honour Dr Karimpat Mathangi Ramakrishnan and Dr Pritika Chary for their medical achievements

The Indian Medical Association (IMA), in association with MedPiper Technologies is organising ‘Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’ today. The live Zoom event will felicitate Dr Karimpat Mathangi Ramakrishnan and Dr Pritika Chary, two remarkable women in the field of medicine and healthcare.


As part of Women’s Day celebrations, IMA and MedPiper also aim to salute the female warriors in the first line of defence against COVID-19. Apart from commendations, IMA will also address the challenges encountered by women in healthcare, through a presentation by Prof Dr N Rajamaheswari. The event will also showcase Dr Chary’s paper on Empowering female leadership in the healthcare industry.

Dr Karimpat Mathangi Ramakrishnan is an Indian paediatric plastic surgeon and is the recipient of Sushruta Gold Medal from the Sushruta Society of India. She has also won Hari Om Ashram Award from the Association of Surgeons of India and the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Burns India. She is currently the head of the Paediatric Intensive Burn Care Unit and Plastic Surgery in Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai.

Dr Pritika Chary, the first and only lady in India to be qualified as both neuro physician and Neurosurgeon, specialises in brain-related disorders like stroke, epilepsy, dementia, parkinsonism, developmental delay in children, speech disorders and aphasiology, as well as cognitive and behavioural neurology. Dr Chary has also been a pioneer in epileptology in Chennai since 1985.

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