The award recognises the recipients’ contribution towards medical sciences and developing medical facilities globally
Dr Robert C Gallo, co-inventor of HIV, Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman and MD, Aster DM Healthcare and Dr Narendra Kumar, President of Association of Physicians of India received the International Award 2014 from Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala for their contribution towards medical sciences and developing medical facilities globally. The award was given at the 57th global annual state conference at Kovalam, Trivandrum, organised by Indian Medical Association (IMA), Kerala State Branch.
Dr Gallo, an American biomedical researcher, is best known for his role in the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Dr Gallo is the Director and co-founder of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also a Co-founder of the biotechnology company Profectus BioSciences and Co-founder and Scientific Director of the Global Virus Network.
Dr Moopen has built a large network of healthcare facilities comprising hospitals, medical centres, diagnostics, and pharmacies and includes a wide spectrum of healthcare services from primary care to quaternary care.
Dr Kumar was conferred with the award for his active role and contribution to the medical fraternity, especially the physician community in the US and in Kerala.