Year : 2022 | Volume
: 10 | Issue : 1 | Page : 55-
Obituary -Dr Gangadhar HC
Chairman-Building Committee, API Karnataka Chapter, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Dr. M Gopichand
Chairman-Building Committee, API Karnataka Chapter, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
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Dr. Gangadhar. H. C. consulting physician left to his heavenly abode on 26/09/2021, battling Cirrhosis of Liver. He was a brilliant clinician with excellent theoretical knowledge and was a simple, humble, humane physician. After graduating from Bangalore Medical Collage, he briefly went into private practice at his native place Y.N. Hosakote, Tumkur district. Later he joined Karnataka Health services as Health officer cum Assistant surgeon and served at various primary Health centers, General Hospitals, BBMP and at Victoria hospital. He served at Vijayapura, Hosakote, Nelamangala Taluk hospitals. He obtained postgraduate M.D. Degree in General Medicine as a service candidate from Karnataka medical college Hubli.
While in service, he had conducted several hundred post-mortems and he was most sought after for help and guidance, not only by his colleagues but also by police officers, advocates, and senior officers of the Government. He was known for his administrative and legal practical advice matching to the ground realities.
It was during his tenure as causality medical officer at Victoria hospital during 2009, he was appointed as Nodal officer by GOK (After undergoing training at GOI, New Delhi) for the management of H1N1 pandemic. During the pandemic, he played a pivotal role in establishing special H1N1 isolation ward and single handily managed host of International pilots and other crew members suffering from H1N1 disease. He was given responsibility of attending international calls from various foreign embassies. Connected to this, he had delivered an oration at Belgaum 2010 KAPICON conference.
After his retirement in 2014, as senior specialist from Health department, he joined as senior resident at Department of Medicine, BMCRI and later was appointed as Assistant professor on contract basis at Regional Geriatric center, BMCRI established under central Government funds. He was most sought after for his bedside clinical teachings by students. He regularly participated in all the teaching programs of Department of Medicine, BMCRI and was very popular among postgraduate students.
His son is successfully running a software company in Bangalore and his daughter is a software engineer married and settled in the USA. His sad untimely demise has indeed created a void among medical fraternity.
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