GEM Foundation

Gem Foundation

Dr. C. Palanivelu

MS, MCh, DNB, FACS, FRCS(Hon) Ed.,

  • Managing Trustee – GEM Digestive Diseases Foundation – Charitable Trust

Understanding the plight of the economically backward, Dr Palanivelu strives hard to make Laparoscopy available for all. This is done through:

GEM Digestive Diseases Foundation and Charitable Trust

  • To serve the needy and economically backward common public.Conduction of 65 in house periodic free medical camps.
  • Bearing of all the medical expenses.
  • Provision of high tech medical facilities and treatment at free / affordable cost.
  • Served 43,225 of patients till now 2,777 of free laparoscopic surgeries.
  • Financial assistance for poor students to persuade education


Free Medical ward at GEM Hospital

  • 20 beds exclusively to cater medical services including laparoscopic surgeries free of cost forthe needy people.


GEM Mobile Clinic

“To reach the unreachable”

  • Conduction of free medical camps in rural areas.
  • Early detection of diseases.
  • Awareness creation in public health issues.
  • Incorporates eminent expert team of doctors.
  • Equipped with modern scientific tools.
  • Facilitated with laboratory, ultrasonology and endoscopy.
  • Free checkup, free treatment.


Establishment of first Preventive gastroenterology Clinic

  • To create awareness among the public in prevention.
  • Obesity Awareness – Mini Marathon
  • For early detection
  • For health education
  • Cancer screening
  • Obesity clinic


Health Education

  • To make everyone realize “Prevention is better than cure”.
  • Health care awareness creation via lectures, meetings and media – journals, dailies, magazines and television.
  • A serial of lectures in Doordarshan – “Vayirae Nalama”, 2005
  • Major issues for discussion on Obesity and GI Malignancies aiming Prevention and early detection, cure.
  • Public health education.
  • Periodic Hepatitis-B Awareness and free vaccination programmes every year one month in August.


GEM Nursing Education

  • For brilliant, poor female students food, accommodation, college fees and transport are all made free for studying B.Sc Nursing.



  • Dr. C. Palanivelu – Managing Trustee
  • Mrs Jaya Palanivelu – Joint Managing Trustee
  • Dr. P. Senthilnathan – Joint Managing Trustee

GEM Digestive Diseases Foundation
45A, Pankaja Mill Road
Coimbatore – 641045.
Telephone: +91 9003392929


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