Google Doodle celebrated Muthulakshmi Reddy's 133rd birth anniversary. The surgeon, lawmaker and social reformer devoted her life to public health and fought for gender equality.
Chennai: A day after the Tamil Nadu government on Monday (July 29) announced ‘Hospital Day’ celebrations to be held every year on July 30, marking the birth anniversary of one of the country's prominent successful woman doctors in the early 20th century and the state's first woman legislator Muthulakshmi Reddy, Google Doodle too celebrated the social reformer's birth anniversary.
A statement, issued by the Tamil Nadu health ministry, said that the doctors, nurses and other employees of government hospitals and primary health centres would be able to showcase their activities, new initiatives and achievements as part of the celebrations.
"Funds have been allocated to every hospital," it said.
The day is also celebrated to publicise services offered by the hospitals besides appreciating NGOs, donors, social institutions and corporates providing corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds for the development of hospitals, the statement said.
Born on July 30, 1886, in Pudukkottai princely state, Muthulakshmi Reddy took up various social service activities and became the first woman legislator of Tamil Nadu Assembly, it said.
Muthulakshmi Reddy, who died in 1968, also founded the Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai.
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