Neuberg Diagnostics organizes a walkathon in Chennai to spread awareness on the importance of “Saying No to Self-Diagnosis”


Chennai, Thursday, April 7, 2022: On the sidelines of World Health Day, Neuberg Diagnostics – one of
the top 4 Path lab chains of Indian origin – in association with The Indian Medical Association, Tamil
Nadu, organized a walkathon on the theme “Saying No to Self-Diagnosis”. More than 100 members
belonging to different age groups comprising staff of Neuberg Diagnostics and the general public held
placards participated in this walkathon which created a public awareness about the dangers of Self –
Diagnosis.
The awareness walkathon was flagged off by Mr. Shankar Jiwal, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Chennai.
The other dignitaries present were Dr. GSK Velu, Chairman & Managing Director, Neuberg Diagnostics
Group, Dr. T Senthamizh Pari, President Elect 2022, IMA TN State Branch and Dr. Saravanan V, North
Zone – Vice President, IMA.
Through this initiative, Neuberg Diagnostics aimed to underscore the importance of visiting a doctor
instead of conducting self-diagnosis, which could prove to be detrimental.
Dr. GSK Velu, Chairman and Managing Director, Neuberg Diagnostics, said, “The ubiquity of the
internet and easy access to information comes with its own pros and cons. On the one hand, it
empowers us and on the other hand, it gives us a false sense of confidence that we know best. In the
case of health-related matters, we often end up searching the internet for guidance on diagnosis as well
as self-medication. This can prove to be detrimental to your health and well-being. While self-diagnosis
and self-medication may not sound life threatening, it can develop into a serious threat if gone wrong.
Thus, we urge one and all to not put themselves to the test by self-diagnosis and instead seek the right
medical guidance from an expert.”
Dr. T. Senthamizh Pari, President Elect 2022, IMA, Tamil Nadu said, “People in general prefer self-
diagnosis as it can be done easily with the help of the internet. With self-diagnosis, people are at the risk
of being completely wrong or downplaying their medical condition if they are experiencing common
symptoms. The symptoms experienced are an indicator by our bodies that should not be ignored and
needs proper medical attention.”

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