Gleneagles Global Health City Exhorts Women To Put Themselves First

~An interactive session with leaders and professionals from other walks of life along with healthcare experts on self-care for all things women, by women!

Chennai 14th March 2022: As a part of the International Women’s Day celebration, Gleneagles Global Health City organized an all-women’s panel discussion on Saturday, 12th March 2022. The event was hosted to create awareness among women to prioritize their physical and mental well-being.

The event kicked off with an insightful panel discussion on ‘Female wellness and self-care’ where Ms. Vasanthakumari, The Mayor of Tambaram Corporation, Ms. Kamini, Inspector General of Tamil Nadu Police, Ms. Sujatha, Deputy Editor – The Hindu, Ms. Bagalakumari Pillai, an educationist and chairperson & correspondent of shrine, Velankanni group of Chennai and Dr Thenmozhi, Professor & Head of Department of Counseling Psychology at University of Madras were present.

The diversity in the panel made the session more impactful, as there was a lot of information from different perspectives about self-care and the various challenging roles that these esteemed panelists have played in their lives.

The session was moderated by Dr Padmapriya Vivek, a renowned Gynecologist and Dr Aafrin Shabbir, Consultant – Internal Medicine from Gleneagles Global Health City. The panel discussed various aspects of healthcare on how one could be educated about balancing career and personal life. The discussion had a holistic approach as it covered topics about the importance of ‘Self-care’ during education, career and family life.

Talking about the relevance of the topic in an age like this, Dr Padmapriya Vivek, Head of Department – Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gleneagles Global Health City said “The pandemic for sure has taken a toll on all of us, but especially the women. Women barely took care of themselves as they were taking care of those around them which has led to mental and physical fatigue. Therefore, we wanted to motivate women to place their well-being first.”

Dr Aafrin Shabbir, Consultant – Internal Medicine, Gleneagles Global Health City added, “Growing up as women in India, we have always been taught to take care of those around us first. But what we fail to realize is that we cannot serve from an empty vessel. We need to take care of ourselves first, to ensure that we are physically and mentally healthy, and in order to take care of others.”

The session ended with a round of follow-up questions from the audience, which were answered by the panelists patiently. To keep the momentum going, a short quiz on female health was conducted for the audience, the winners were given gift coupons.

Speaking on the relevance of the topic in today’s context, Dr Alok Khullar, CEO, Gleneagles Global Health City said, “Women are born as care-givers and excel in every sphere of life while forgetting to focus on their own well-being. Especially during the pandemic, self-care and well-being had taken a hit. Hence, we as an organization wanted to talk about the need to put themselves first in every situation.”


About Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai:

Gleneagles Global Health City at Perumbakkam, Chennai is one of India’s most renowned multi-organ transplant centre. It’s also one of the top tertiary care multi-speciality hospitals in the city with path-breaking Liver, Neuro, Heart, Lung and Kidney procedures to its credit and legacy. The NABH, NABL and NABB
accredited hospital operates 200+ beds. A modern CathLab, 13 operation theatres, advanced imaging services (Trubeam STX, Slice PET CT and Tesla MRI) offer cutting edge emergency and critical care management following internationally approved clinical protocols.

Over 10 years of clinical excellence has earned the hospital tie-ups with all major cashless health insurance players and is the preferred choice hospital by all major corporates in the city. The hospital is an international medical destination for thousands of patients in India, Middle East, Africa and SAARC nations. The hospital also offers VideoConsult services to its patients in India and abroad.

Gleneagles Global Health City is a part of IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare providers. With its full spectrum of integrated services, dedicated people, reach and scale, and commitment to quality and safety, IHH aspires to be the world’s most trusted healthcare services network, united by a single purpose: to touch lives and transform care. More information on Gleneagles Global Health City can be found at hospital website

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