Thiruvananthapuram: Noted oncologist Dr M Krishnana Nair passed away. He was 81. He was the founding director of Thiruvananthapuram Regional Cancer Centre (RCC). He was honoured with Padma Shri for his contributions in the cancer care.
He was undergoing treatment for cancer. He breathed his last at his residence in Sasthamangalam here.
Dr M Krishnan Nair was initiated several revolutionary changes in the field of cancer treatment. He was the only member from India in the Advisory Committee of the WHO Director General and Cancer Technical Group (CTG) of WHO. He also served as the professor at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Kochi.
He completed MBBS from Kerala University in 1963 and later compelted MD in Radiotherapy and Clinical Oncology from Punjab University in 1968. He received FRCR (Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists) in Clinical Oncology from the Royal College of Radiologists in London in 1972.
Krishnan Nair played a key role in making RCC one of the most advanced cancer centre in the country. He implemented several new projects in the fields of community oncology, pain and palliative case and paediatric oncology. He was also a member of the National Cancer Control Plan.