Dr. Thankam D (MBBS, MD, PGDD RTD ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES)

Diabetologist

A Physician with over 36 years of experience in the Medical Field with work experience as:

  • Associate Professor, Medicine
  • Consultant in General Medicine and Diabetology
  • District Nodal Officer for (NCD’s) control of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke
  • Superintendent/Additional Director of Health Services
  • Consultant Physician in General Medicine
  • State AIDS Programme Officer
  • Additional Director of Health Services, Unit chief.

Professional Summary

  • Physician and Diabetologist  -     SK Hospital and Indian Institute of Diabetes – 2012 onwards

  • Associate Professor, Medicine  -  Sree Gokulam Medical College, Venjaramoodu, Trivandrum, Kerala (conducting monthly camps & awareness classes for public)- 2010-2012

  • Consultant in General Medicine and Diabetology – Attukal Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala (conducted awareness programme through television several times) -2008-2010

  • Consultant in General Medicine and Diabetology & District Nodal Officer for non-communicable Diseases (CVA, CAD, HTN)- Indian Institute of Diabetes , Trivandrum Kerala

  • Superintendent/ Additional Director of Health Services, Physician – Beach Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala (headed the weekly Diabetic Clinic)- 2004-2007

  • Consultant Physician in General Medicine- Red Crescent Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala – 2003-2004

  • Additional Director of Health Service & State AIDS Programme Officer – Kerala State AIDS Control Society, Trivandrum, Kerala -2001-2003

  • Dy. DHS, Unit Chief, Superintendent – W & C Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala- 1999-2001

  • UNIT Chief (Medicine) Superintendent – General Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala – 1998-1999

  • Unit Chief (Medicine) – Govt. Hospital, Peroorkada, Trivandrum, Kerala-1992-1998

  • Unit Chief (Medicine) – Taluk Hospital Alathur, Palakkad, Kerala-1991-1992

  • Civil Surgeon/Physician Medical Officer-in-charge –Primary health Centre, Puduppariyaram , palakkad, Kerala- 1988-1991

  • Assistant Surgeon – In Various Government Hospitals of Health Services, Kerala -1981-1988

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Lifetime Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Life Member of Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), API, DIPSI, DIFSI
  • Chair Person WDW (IMA Women’s wing) 2021

Experience

  • 36 yrs

 Achievement

  • Organizing Member women 2 women programme, Trivandrum (DIWWAS)
  • Organizing Lady Physicians CME’S
  • Secretary SK Doctors Club, organizing SK HOSPITAL CME’S
  • Recipient of DIABETES AWARENESS AWARD 2020 from Diabetes India conference held at Banglore 27th February 2020
  • Conducting monthly camps and awareness classes for the public in rural and urban areas.
  • Conducted more than 1000 camps from 2007 onwards, several TV awareness programmes in several channels, samoohyapadam and koottukari in Dooradarsan Channel.