Healthcare Sabha’s homage to public champions

By: | Published: February 14, 2017 3:31 AM

The Express Public Health Awards, in its second edition, honoured state governments, public sector institutes, government hospitals and NGOs for their exemplary efforts to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) related to health.

Held concurrently with Healthcare Sabha 2017 at Novotel in Visakhapatnam, it began with a welcome address by Viveka Roychowdhury, editor, Express Healthcare.  (Reuters)Held concurrently with Healthcare Sabha 2017 at Novotel in Visakhapatnam, it began with a welcome address by Viveka Roychowdhury, editor, Express Healthcare. (Reuters)

The Express Public Health Awards, in its second edition, honoured state governments, public sector institutes, government hospitals and NGOs for their exemplary efforts to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) related to health.

Held concurrently with Healthcare Sabha 2017 at Novotel in Visakhapatnam, it began with a welcome address by Viveka Roychowdhury, editor, Express Healthcare. She explained that the awards were a tribute to public health champions for their commitment towards people’s welfare and good health in the face of diverse challenges like budgetary constraints, resource restraints and exacting timelines. She expressed her thanks to Glenmark, the presenting partner; Public Health Foundation of India, the knowledge partner and KPMG, the process partner.

The eminent jury comprised Dr Srinath Reddy, founder and president, PHFI and chairperson of the jury; Dr RK Srivastava, sr adviser, public health and innovation, WISH Foundation, Delhi; and Bejon Misra, founder, PSM India; Dr Sheetal Amte-Karajgi, CEO, Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora; Prof Yogesh Chawla, immediate past director, PGIMER, Chandigarh; Prof Dr Bhabatosh Biswas, vice-chancellor, Health University, West Bengal and Dr M Prakasamma, executive director, ANSWERS, Hyderabad.

In a Skype address, Dr Reddy stated that PHFI is very glad to partner with Express Healthcare in celebrating the game changers in the India’s public health sector.

Rajendra Pratap Gupta, adviser, MoH&FW, government of India, in a special address, gave a rundown on the existing public health system of India and spoke on various endeavours by the government to enhance health and well-being of its citizens.

The winners were as follows:

Express Public Health Award for Most Efficiently Run Health Programme by a State Government: Government of Madhya Pradesh

Express Public Health Award for Most Efficiently Run Health Programme by a Government Institution: National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS)

Express Public Health Award for Innovation in Increasing Affordable Access by a State Government: Government of Andhra Pradesh

Express Public Health Award for Most Effective Health Technology System by a State Government: Government of Himachal Pradesh

Express Public Health Award for Most Effective Public Private Partnership: The Government of Andhra Pradesh

Express Public Health Award for Most Effective Healthcare NGO: Rural Health Care Foundation, Kolkata

Express Public Health Award for Best Government Hospital with a Medical College: Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Four Special Mentions were also part of Express Public Health Awards:

Best Government Hospital (Non Metro Region): Regional Institute of Medical Sciences Rehabilitation Hospital, Imphal, Manipur

Most Effective PPP in Healthcare Infrastructure: Ziqitza Healthcare (ZHL)

Best Hospital with a Medical College: Shree Krishna Hospital, HM Patel Centre for Medical Care & Education

Best District Government Hospital: Maharaja District Hospital, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

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