Dhananjay Sagdeo

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Dhananjay Sagdeo
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Born16 August 1956 (1956-08-16) (age 66)[citation needed]
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
🏫 EducationIndira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur
💼 Occupation
Medical doctor
👩 Spouse(s)Sujatha Sagdeo
👶 Children2
🏅 AwardsPadma Shri 2021

Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo is a doctor working amongst the tribes of Wayanad, and he is well known for identifying sickle cell anaemia (SCA) among the tribals.[1][2] He is the CMO of Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission, Kerala.[3] He was awarded India's fourth highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2021.[4][5][6]

Early Life and Education[edit]

He was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra and Completed his schooling from Hadas High School Nagpur and completed his MBBS from Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur.

Career[edit]

He dedicated his life for the service of the tribal people in Wayanad.[1][7] Dr Dhananjay and his team took medical care to the hamlet and started interacting with them to understand the issues. He had a tough time convincing the Tribals to believe in Modern medicines; Apart from poverty and malnutrition among the tribals, many believed that diseases were a punishment from God.[8] Because of his tireless dedication he found a peculiar health issue with the tribals, which he finally diagnosed it as sickle cell anemia.[9][7][4][5] He informed AIIMS about the disease and AIIMS started a 4 year project in Wayanad.[10]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "A Nagpur doctor who turned messiah for Wayanad tribals | Kozhikode News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. Prabhu, Santhosh (2 June 2013). "Nar Sewa Narayan Sewa: My visit to Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission, Wayanad, Kerala".
  3. "Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission". www.svmm.org.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Kerala". Mathrubhumi.
  5. 5.0 5.1 ഡോ ധനഞ്ജയ് ദിവാകര്‍ സാംഗ്ദേക്ക് പത്മശ്രീ പുരസ്കാരം [Dr. Dhananjay Divakar Sangdek receives Padma Shri award]. Kairoli News Online (in മലയാളം). 25 January 2021 – via www.kairalinewsonline.com.
  6. "Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo: Latest News, Updates on Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo | Madhyamam മാധ്യമം". www.madhyamam.com.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Dr.Sagdeo's inspiring work in Kerala". 18 February 2014.
  8. Jan 28, K. R. Rajeev / TNN /; 2021; Ist, 09:17. "A Nagpur doctor who turned messiah for Wayanad tribals | Kozhikode News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  9. "Award is for those serving humanity selflessly: Dr Sagdeo | Nagpur News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  10. "Kerala: Padma Bhushan for K S Chithra, four others get Padma Shri | Thiruvananthapuram News - Times of India". The Times of India.



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