C.V. Krishnaswami passes away
Eminent diabetologist C.V. Krishnaswami, 83, died right here on Friday night time. He is survived by two daughters and their households.
Dr. Krishnaswami was a pioneer in his subject. He had labored on the Voluntary Health Services (VHS) Hospital for greater than 50 years.
When he headed the diabetes division there, he was instrumental in opening India’s first juvenile diabetes registry. He was additionally previously an honorary medical professor of drugs on the Government Stanley Medical College Hospital, Chennai. He additionally served because the director of Prema’s Medical and Diabetes Research Centre (PMDRC).
His mates and colleagues recalled how he was service-oriented and never money-minded.
“He was an extraordinary human being first and a physician par excellence. He had won the hearts of thousands of families who relied on him not just as a doctor but also as a friend,” stated Ramesh Chandrasekaran, his son-in-law, who’s a senior guide, doctor and diabetologist at PMDRC. He stated Dr. Krishnaswami was a pioneer in analysis on type-1 diabetes, and his coronary heart went out to youngsters particularly.
“CVK was not only the first diabetologist to start a registry for juvenile diabetes but he also provided them with free insulin. His clinical acumen was legendary and, coupled with his warmth and genial approach, he symbolised the essence of a revered physician,” stated Lakshmi Vijayakumar, eminent psychiatrist and founder, Sneha. “The legacy which he has left are grateful patients, colleagues and students,” she stated.
V. Mohan, chairman, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, stated Dr. Krishnaswami’s yeoman service to type-1 diabetic sufferers on the VHS couldn’t be forgotten. “He was an excellent clinician, a walking encyclopaedia, and a superb orator,” he stated.