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Renovated Orthopaedic OPD Opens at KMC Attavar, Former HODs Honoured

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Mangaluru: Dr Sharath Kumar Rao K, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences, MAHE Manipal inaugurated the renovated orthopaedic OPD at KMC Hospital Attavar, Mangalore on 20 June. A program was held later at Conference Hall 1 in KMC Attavar Tower 2.

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Dr M Shantharam Shetty – Pro Chancellor, NITTE Deemed to be University was the guest of honour.

The program commenced with a lamp-lighting ceremony officiated by the chief guests and other dignitaries.

Dr Atmananda S Hegde, HOD of the Department of Orthopaedics, welcomed the guests and gave a gist on the history of the department.

The program also served as a platform to honour the former HODs of Kasturba Medical College Dr M. Shantharam Shetty, Dr B Seetharama Rao, Dr Umananda Mallaya, Dr Surendra U Kamath, and Dr K Ramachandra Kamath contributions in recognition of their distinguished service in the department of Orthopaedics.

Pro-Chancellor Dr M. Shantharam Shetty in his speech recalled many memorable moments that he spent in the department of Orthopaedics at KMC Mangalore from 1973 to 1997.

He wished that the orthopaedic department of the hospital would reach greater heights.

Dean of KMC Mangalore Dr B Unnikrishnan spoke on the occasion and congratulated the team of Orthopaedics at KMC Hospital Attavar.


The chief guest Dr Sharath Kumar Rao K in his speech praised the Orthopaedic team at KMC Hospital Attavar for their dedication to providing high-quality patient care.

He also recalled the moments he spent as a student in KMC Mangalore. He acknowledged the support of his teachers responsible for his present achievement.

Dr B Unnikrishnan – Dean of KMC Mangalore, Dr Anand Venugopal – COO of Teaching Hospitals, MAHE Manipal, Dr John Ramapuram – Medical Superintendent of KMC Hospital Attavar, and Dr Atmananda S Hegde were all on the dais.

Dr Vihar Joshi served as the master of ceremonies, while Dr Premjeeth Sujeer delivered the vote of thanks.

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