മുതിര്ന്ന അര്ബുദ രോഗവിദഗ്ധന് ഡോ.എം.കൃഷ്ണന് നായര് അന്തരിച്ചു. തിരുവനന്തപുരം ആര്സിസി സ്ഥാപക ഡയറക്ടറായിരുന്നു. രാജ്യം പദ്മശ്രീ നല്കി ആദരിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്
Eminent oncologist and Padma Shri recipient Dr M Krishnan Nair who was the founding director of the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), died at his residence in Vellayambalam in the capital on Thursday. He was 81.
Dr. Krishnan was instrumental in setting up the first modern and affordable cancer-care centre in Kerala’s public sector
Renowned Oncologist Dr. Krishnan Nair passes away. He was the popular face of cancer treatment in the state. As the founder-director of the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in Thiruvananthapuram, he was known for establishing one of the largest comprehensive cancer centres in the country. He made pioneering contributions in Community Oncology, Pain and Palliative Care, and Paediatric Oncology. The country honoured the eminent oncologist with the Padma Shri award in 2001.
Dr Krishnan Nair served as professor in Thiruvananthapuram medical college in the 70s and became the founder-director of RCC in 1981. He started with a paediatric wing at the RCC and children from poor families were provided medicines and treatment free of cost.
Krishnan Nair was born to Madhavan Nair and Meenakshi Amma at Peroorkada in Thiruvananthapuram in 1939. He earned his MBBS from Thiruvananthapuram medical college in 1965. He was a member of the expert group that drew up the National Cancer Control Plan of India. He served the World Health Organization (WHO) for more than a decade in their Expert Advisory Panel on Cancer.