Dr J S Rajkumar’s book latest tome— Scalpel Scribbles. The surgeon from Lifeline Hospitals, who has authored various educational books, has now come up with his own collection of poems and short stories that focus on his ruminations and memories of real incidents. These include the 2004 Kumbakonam fire accident that claimed the lives of children, and a few other incidents.
Dr JS Rajkumar started his entrepreneurial journey by setting up RIGID Hospitals Private Limited at New Avadi Road in Kilpauk in 1997. The hospital was named after his physician grand father's name Rajarathinam. The hospital was started with 25 beds and gastro enterology was the only speciality dealt with in the beginning. "Due to overwhelming response, there was an urgent compulsion to expand to other specialities as well. Now, RIGID hospital is a tertiary care hospital which can handle any number of complex cases," says he. Soon, the hospital would be expanded to 150-bed hospital.Today, the hospital offers speciality services in urology, orthopaedics, ENT, psychiatry, paediatrics, oncology, dermatology and ophthalmology. The super-speciality services are offered in gastroenterology, neurology and cardiology vascular with high-end equipment and state-of-the-art technology.