GEM Foundation

Gem Foundation

GEM Foundation is a not for profit organization started by eminent surgeon Dr. C Palanivelu, with aim to outreach and give back to the society. The activities of this organisation ranges from conducting community camps, educational and awareness programmes, financial aid to needy and deserving patients for state of art treatment for common as well as major disorders like cancer. Foundation also extends its role for wider benefits to the medical field by conducting teaching and training courses for doctors and nurses, both from India and abroad. The institution of GEM Nursing college is inline with the mission of the foundation to impart and train nursing students at par with other medical specialties.


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

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 for the needy people.


GEM Mobile Clinic

“To reach the unreachable”

  • Conducting 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, ultrasound scan and endoscopy.
  • Free checkup and 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 student’s food, accommodation, college fees and transport are all made free for studying B.Sc Nursing.

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


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