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April 24th, 2012
Dr Palanivelu of Kovai honored by US County

Coimbatore: New York City Council has commended the service of Prof Palanivelu, founder-chairman of Gem Hospital and Research Centre in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu for his service to medicine and obesity control leading to better and healthier life of people by presenting him with the “Living Legend of Laproscopy Award” here.

A Certificate of Recognition signed by New York City Council Member Peter Koo (District 20) on behalf of the City Council was issued to Prof Palanivelu.

The City Council hailed his contribution to medicine for creating awareness on lifestyle diseases and for being a pioneer in weight loss surgery in Asia.

Prof Palanivelu is also the recipient of the highest honour of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom in appreciation of his scientific contribution in the field of minimal access surgery at global level.