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Tamil Nadu gets its 1 st Advanced Treatment Centre for Epilepsy at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai

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 The centre which is fully equipped to treat and ensure ‘level 4 care’ for Epilepsy has been launched at Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Chennai
 Dr Radhakrishnan J, IAS, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu inaugurated the Centre today

Chennai, June 9th, 2018: Gleneagles Global Health City, the largest facility of Gleneagles
Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai enterprise, today launched the State’s first ever
“Advanced Centre for Epilepsy” which will provide highest level of care to people with
epilepsy and other seizure disorders including curative epilepsy surgery. The centre is
spearheaded by Dr Dinesh Nayak, Director, Neurology, Gleneagles Global Advanced Centre
for Epilepsy and his team of experts. The centre was inaugurated by Dr J Radhakrishnan,
IAS, Principal Secretary, Health & Family welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu along with
other guests of honourProf G Arjundas, Prof S Kalayanaraman and Prof M B Pranesh.

Speaking at the Inauguration Dr Dinesh Nayak said “The Objective of creating this advanced
centre is to provide all treatment related to epilepsy under one roof with the state of the art
infrastructure, medical equipments and medical professionals with unparalleled expertise in
the field of epilepsy.The centre aims to provide best possible quality of life to patients with

While speaking on the occasion, Dr J Radhakrishnan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Health &
Family welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu lauded the efforts of Gleneagles Global Health
City and mentioned that the state strives to ensure that state-of-the-art healthcare is
provided by strengthening of its public healthcare facility on one side and having a vibrant
public private partnership through the Chief Minister’s Health Insurance scheme. Specifically
the Gleneagles Global Advanced Centre for Epilepsy will go long way in providing relief and
care to such patients.

Gleneagles Global Advanced Centre for Epilepsy, is the only centre in Chennai and Tamil
Nadu to regularly perform epilepsy surgery across age groups (infants, children and adults).
Also, it is one of the few level 4 epilepsy surgery centres in India that performs complex
epilepsy surgeries in patients with MRI negative epilepsy (patients with uncontrolled
epilepsy and normal MRI scans) using latest stereo-EEG techniques. Latest technology is
used to localise seizure focus precisely during stereo-EEG monitoring wherein thin wire like
electrodes are implanted into the brain to study the seizure networks. Ours is the busiest
epilepsy monitoring unit in Chennai, doing round the clock long term video- EEG for
monitoring of seizures.

About Gleneagles Global Health City:

The sprawling, 21-acre facility in Perumbakkam, Chennai is the largest facility of Gleneagles
Global Hospitals India, with a capacity of over 1000-beds and accreditations from leading
agencies. The facility is one of the best for advanced healthcare in India. The hospital offers
the end-to-end spectrum of advanced healthcare facilities as well as excellent facilities for
research and advanced education. The hospital has undertaken several path-breaking liver,
heart, lung and kidney procedures.

Accredited and recognized by several international and national level accrediting agencies, it
is a healthcare destination of choice for both people in India and worldwide. World-class
infrastructure, dedicated staff and a commitment for medical excellence are the USPs of this
Global Hospital facility. The hospital has several achievements to its credit and continues to
work on several pioneering procedures.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai Enterprise:

Gleneagles Global Hospitals is part of Parkway Pantai, a fully owned subsidiary of IHH
Healthcare. In India, Gleneagles Global Hospitals operates a chain of multi-super specialty
hospitals offering tertiary and quaternary healthcare services with over 2,000 beds and
state-of the-art, world-class hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. A
pioneer in kidney, liver, heart and lung transplants, Gleneagles Global Hospitals provides
comprehensive multi-organ transplant services in the country.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals aims to strengthen and expand its leading market position as a
destination for multi-organ transplant for patients from India, Middle East, Africa and South
East Asia. We are committed to further our aspiration of making quality health care more
accessible to all.



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