Dr (Prof) Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, chairman, Clinical Trials & Ethics Sub-Committee, ministry of health and family welfare, government of India and chairman - Task Force for Research, Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation (AHERF).
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Healthcare Excellence Awards, 2013 conferred the "Lifetime Achievement Award" to Padma Shri Dr (Prof) Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, chairman, Clinical Trials & Ethics Sub-Committee, ministry of health and family welfare, government of India and chairman - Task Force for Research, Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation (AHERF) at New Delhi on September 02, 2013.
This award applauds and felicitates individuals who moved the needle and raised the bar in their respective genus. Dr Roy Chaudhury was instrumental on transforming nation's health and in institutionalizing a culture of excellence and this award is a token to his never-ending and relentless journey of service to the healthcare industry.
Dr Roy Chaudhury embarked his professional journey 40 years back, where over the years he spearheaded many projects as an academician, pharmacologist and researcher and establishing the Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs and prestigious Department of Pharmacology in Chandigarh. He was also a part of WHO Headquarters- Geneva, Regional Office at Alexandria Egypt and Rangoon, Burma as Head of Mission and at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. He was presented with the Padma Shri in 1998 for his perpetual contributions to the healthcare sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Roy Chaudhary said, "I am immensely overwhelmed and honored to receive this prestigious award by FICCI. It is an acknowledgement of the efforts of a large group of colleagues who have worked with me for the last many years. I foresee India as a healthier nation, emulating global healthcare standards. Health has to be interpreted as a total quality of life and by setting up the best practices in the field of ethics in medical practice and rational use of drugs. My endeavor has always been to set new yardsticks in the healthcare segment especially in medical teaching and health planning for the country".
Prof Roy Chaudhury was a member of the committee which drafted the first Ethical Guidelines on Research in Human Subjects of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 1980.He has written twenty five books and has over 225 papers to his credit. He has been bestowed the Honorary Doctor of Science of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He has also served as President of the Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs, Founder President of the Delhi Medical Council, chaired the Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education. He was also nominated as a member of the central council for health and family welfare in 2009. He has been recently been appointed as advisor to the department of health and family welfare, government of National Capital Territory of Delhi and more recently as chairman of the Expert Committee for Reforms in Drug Regulation and Clinical Trials set up by the ministry of health and family welfare, government of India.