Dr M.Ravikumar, has taken over as the new Principal Chief Medical Director, Southern Railway vice Dr Bishnu Prasad Nanda, who has joined Railway Board on promotion as Director General, Health Services, New Delhi.


Dr M.Ravikumar, MS (Ortho) belongs to 1984 Batch of Indian Railway Medical Services. He was instrumental in many medical developments in Southern Railway including that of designing and modifying the Orthopaedic Operation theatre at Railway Hospital, Perambur to State of the Art modern Standards.


For his work and contribution to the field of medicine in Orthopaedics, he was awarded the “Best Doctor” Award by the Vice Chancellor of Dr MGR Medical University in 2013.  


He had earlier worked as Medical Director (Admin) in Railway Hospital, Perambur, Chennai before he was posted to East Central Railway as Principal Chief Medical Director.