TVS Motor Company has won the prestigious Dr. C K Ramchandar Award for
Best Medical Centre for the year 2009-10. The annual award, given by
Indian Association of Occupational Health, Tamilnadu Chapter, was set up
in memory of Dr. C K Ramachandar, the doyen of Occupational health
services in Tamilnadu. The late Dr. C K Ramachandar was instrumental in
the founding the Tamilnadu Chapter of Indian Association of
Occupational. For almost twelve years beginning 1955, he took it upon
himself to propagate the concept, ideals and methodology of the
organization of occupational health services.
On receiving the award, Dr. Rajan Babu, Chief Medical Officer, TVS Motor
Company said, "This award is the result of our continuous endeavor to
use innovation to drive health and safety management leveraging the
availability of modern technology."
He added that the company has also developed a software program that
enables us to view the entire medical history of an employee right from
his first interaction with our company. It facilitates better diagnosis
Another key initiative that won the company the Dr. C K Ramchander Award
is the implementation of a specific program to negate the ominous risk
of noise induced hearing loss. The program included installation of more
efficient and environment friendly machines, providing employees with
specially designed noise reduction ear plugs and conducting an inclusive
education program on hearing loss for employees. The calculated
improvement in productivity on implementation of these measures is as
much as 20% per employee.
"The key to success in pushing health and safety awareness is to
cultivate a strong safety mindset at all levels. To this end, we have
integrated a section on healthcare on our company's intranet site and
provide periodic posts on best practices" Dr. Rajan Babu said.
Other routine activities that the occupational health center at TVS
Motor Company conducts include monthly diabetic, hypertension and
cholesterol clinics, statutory periodical health checkups and general
health checkups for all employees along with a regular out-patient