Apr 28,2022

Vanakam Doctor

Vannakam Doctor's key objective is to reach out to the Indian community on the latest topics on healthcare. This show will address the latest health-related topics and issues, as well as the up-coming medicine.

A panel of doctors and medical experts on various healthcare will touch on topics such as common cold, to the future of genetics and testaments for viewers to learn and improve their health. Real patients and survivors of different illness and health condition will share their experiences and struggles.

​Hosted by Dr. Punithan Shan, a well-known Medical Doctor turned Life Coach, Social Media Influencer and Entrepreneur Mentor.

On the first episode of Vanakam Doctor, Dr Punithan will talk to Dr. Kuharaj Arumugam, a Neurosurgeon, about Brain Tumor and how it effecting the body. Brain Tumor survivor, Mr Mani Vannan will share his story, how he miraculously recovered from 5.5cm tumor in his brain. 

A QR code will be displayed during every episode of the show, to enable viewers to submit their questions to the doctor featured on that particular week. Ten selected questions will then be sent to the doctor to be answered.

The confirmed 22 episodic topics: 

  • Brain Tumor: Effects on the body
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Can GERD lead to esophageal cancer?
  • Covid 19 – Battling infodemic / misinformation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Why Malaysians getting Fat?
  • Managing Anxiety in children with Autism
  • Is doing sports always healthy?
  • Depression
  • Endrometrosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Kidney Failure
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetic
  • HIV and Mental Health
  • Oral Health
  • Fibroids
  • Occupational Disease
  • Sinus
  • Can a vegan diet be healthy?
  • Why are there more heart attacks on Monday Morning?

Brand Opportunities


  • In-show Opening and Closing Credits
  • In-show TVC Spots
  • In-show Lower Third Banner
  • In-show End Credits
  • Branded Promo
  • Promo Tag-on


  • Facebook Posts
  • Instagram Posts
  • Instagram Story
  • Branded Advertorial
  • MREC
  • Leaderboard


  • Health Tips Capsule


Potential Reach: 450K viewers

(Source: Kantar Media DTAM, Indian 4+, Base: 1.15 Mil; Period: Jan-Mar 2022)

3 Reasons Why this Drama is Fit for Your Brand?

Renowned Host: Dr. Punithan Shan, a well-known Medical Doctor turned Life Coach, Social Media Influencer and Entrepreneur Mentor with 52K TikTok followers and 40K FB followers .

Real Life Stories: Each episode will have patients sharing their real life illness and experiences. They will be getting tips to improve their health and lifestyles from Doctor or Nutritionist Ministry of Health and Physician.

Engage with the beyond TV: Extended exposure on digital with branded advertorial related to the topic before or after the show on Ulagam website. Additional extension to 1.8mil weekly listeners on Raaga with health tips capsules.

Channel: Astro Vaanavil | CH.201

Date: 2 May - 26 September, 2022 | Every Monday

Time: 9:00pm – 9:30pm

Total Episodes: 22 episodes

Pricing Category: x4.5


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