Dr Rajeev Jayadevan is a well-respected academician with a passion for teaching, writing and research. He has over 25 international scientific publications to his name and has made presentations in numerous Gastroenterology conferences in USA, Europe and India. He writes for newspapers and magazines, and regularly appears on TV and Radio health programs.He is a vigorous advocate of patient comfort and satisfaction.
He is also actively involved in community service, and is an invited speaker for numerous public functions and scientific conferences. He has been involved in health education for the community, personally taking awareness classes in over 50 schools in Cochin area, and works closely with the motor vehicle department regarding driver-training and to reduce the rate of road accidents.
He is a professionally trained public speaker who conducts workshops for speaker-training and spoken English. His personal interests are physical fitness, drawing, music, travel and photography.
Dr Rajeev Jayadevan grew up in Kalamassery where his father Mr CP Jayadevan was the General Manager of HMT Ltd. After being abroad for over thirteen years, he is now settled in Ernakulam with his parents and family.
Public Debate at Durbar Hall ground on 17 January 2015 that marked the climax of Kerala Government Road Safety Week. Other participants included Justice TK Chandrashekhara Das, RTO(Regional Transport Officer) Mr KM Shaji, National Highways authority, Police department, NATPAC, Principal of St Paul’s college, Presidents of residnts associations, KSRTC GM, Cochin Metro Rail GM, Travel operators association secretary. Topics included prevention of Road Accidents, Solutions for Traffic congestion in the city. My role as Secretary of Cochin IMA was to highlight the role of the individual in prevention of road accidents by avoiding Hazardous Human Road Behaviour. Road accidents kill 4200 people annually in Kerala, and permanently disable or kill over 36,000 (mostly young) people in Kerala. It is a major public health problem, and the most readily preventable NCD (Non communicable disease) by simple behaviour modification. The debate also highlighted the need for all the organizations to work together on a common platform.