23 August 2019 | News
Biocon, Manipal chiefs win recognition
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Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Managing Director of biotech firm Biocon Ltd, received the Lifetime Achievement award and Dr Ranjan Pai, Chairman, Manipal Education and Medical Group bagged the Healthcare Personality of the Year award at FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards 2019.
Victor Banerjee, veteran thespian, while distributing the awards at the glittering ceremony, organised by FICCI, said, "I look upon the medical world as a service industry. You are a chosen people picked to serve the community. No matter how hard you try to capitalise on your knowledge and talents, the bottom line is you serve the community and thus mankind."
Harmala Gupta, founder of home-based palliative care programme CanSupport, received the Healthcare Humanitarian Award. The category was introduced last year to facilitate social activists having an outstanding contribution in improving the healthcare status of Indian society.
A total of 18 awards were given to individuals and institutions in healthcare sector for their efforts and success towards capacity building, innovations, technologies, quality service and patient safety among others at the 11th edition of the annual awards. The jury members included renowned professionals from the sector and the Jury Chairman was Mr M Damodaran, former Chairman, SEBI.
Sandip Somany, President, FICCI said, "With a legacy of a decade, the FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards have proven itself as one of the most keenly awaited awards in this sector. I congratulate all finalists and hope that their case studies will inspire others in the quest for a healthier India."
Motherhood Hospitals and Ruby Hall Clinic received the Patient Safety award in recognition for projects and initiatives taken to prevent harm to patients and have measurable impact in improving the patient care. Patient Safety award for Nursing Led Projects went to Max Hospital, Saket.
Innoflaps Remedy won the Medical Technology/ Devices award, Religare Health Insurancegot the Health Insurance Products award, Medi Assist Insurance TPA received the Health Insurance Service Innovation award and Medlife International was adjudged the winner of Healthcare Start-up award.
The Environment Friendly Initiative award went to Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, the Skill Development award was won by Apollo Medskills and the Social Initiative awards were bagged by Sir HN Reliance Foundation in the corporates and healthcare service providers category and Rural Health Care Foundation in the NGOs and not-for-profit organisations category.
There were four categories of Service Excellence awards. These went to Shree Krishna Hospital and Pramukhswami Medical College for nursing led projects, Indraprastha Apolloamong private hospitals, Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre among public hospitals and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing among other healthcare providers.