About Us

PADHAM– an acronym for Prevention for Amputation in Diabetics, Health Awareness and Management- is an initiative to spread the awareness about Health Management among the common public and about Diabetes- in particular. PADHAM trust was launched in 2000 and has been active in the field of health service since then.

Conceived and headed by Dr.G. Sivakumar and Chitra SivakumarPADHAM ( Prevention of Amputation in Diabetics Health Awareness and Management)  Trust was started with a mission- Amputation Free millennium and total health awareness in the community.

Dr. G. Sivakumar, a Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon, and Former Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery Madras Medical College  is a commended academician. He has authored many scientific papers and medical text books. He heads the PADHAM editorial team.

Chitra Sivakumar,  a Senior Journalist has been in the field for more than three decades. She is the Editor and Publisher of  PADHAM HEALTH NEWS and is the Chief Content Editor of this web site.

Janani Koushik, a Software Engineer by profession and a Writer by choice is the Joint Editor and Strategist of this website.


A primary offset of PADHAM trust is the nonprofit-oriented newspaper- PADHAM HEALTH NEWS which is circulated free of cost every month. The newspaper is circulated every month and is available at all leading hospitals in the city, pharmacies and diagnostic centres in Chennai. The paper can also be got from the Newspaper office directly. Articles about Health Management and associated health problems by leading consultants and pioneers in the field along with various health related news events are featured in the newspaper. New health products, popular medical terms, and health quizzes have been widely appreciated columns in the newspaper over the years.


Apart from the newspaper, various social activities like Free Foot Evaluation Camps for Diabetics and Open House to discuss queries with the doctors in the field are conducted by PADHAM regularly.

Also, following repeated requests from readers, articles from the newspaper have been compiled into useful and easy-to-preserve books, titled PADHAM HEALTH GUIDE. 27 volumes of this Guide have been published with the first 3 volumes priced at Rs.100 each and 24 small- pocket guides priced at Rs.20 each.

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