Sharmila Tagore applauds healthcare sector progress at 15th FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards

 Sharmila Tagore NEW DELHI, 28 October 2023: Lauding the incredible progress of the healthcare sector in India, Ms. Sharmila Tagore, a celebrated Film Personality, yesterday said that India has come a long way in terms of healthcare advancement, but there is a need to prioritise rural healthcare.

Addressing the ‘15th FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards’ Ms Tagore said, “Indian healthcare sector has seen a tangible success in the last few decades. This sector in India has advanced with technology. I believe in our doctors and do not see any point in going to foreign countries and spending a good chunk of treatment while we have the capability within our country itself.”

She also applauded the efforts of FICCI for hosting the ‘Healthcare Excellence Awards’ every year to honor the invaluable contribution of individuals and organisations in the healthcare sector.

Mr. C K Mishra, Former Secretary, of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare & Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, and Jury Chair- of the FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards 2023 said that the Indian healthcare sector has come a long way, and a healthy India is no longer a distant dream.

“The healthcare sector has made significant progress. We need to work hard, explore new possibilities, and ensure that quality healthcare is accessible to all. A healthy India is no longer a distant dream. We need to step up our efforts in the healthcare sector and strive to bring about positive change,” he asserted.

Dr. Harsh Mahajan, Chair of the FICCI Health Services Committee at the 15th FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards, also emphasised the need to expedite efforts. He added that the FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards, which recognise organisations and individuals for their exemplary contributions to the healthcare sector, can serve as motivation for the healthcare sector to make remarkable progress in this direction.

Echoing a similar sentiment, Dr. Sanjeev Singh, Co-Chair, FICCI Health Services Committee; Medical Director, Amrita Institute- Faridabad and Chief Medical Superintendent, AIMSRC Kochi also stressed the importance of recognising good work for progress.

FICCI hosted its ‘15th FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards to felicitate organisations and individuals for their invaluable contributions to the healthcare space in different categories on Thursday. The

participants were evaluated on three criteria: Innovation, Impact and Sustainability, and scalability, by a distinguished independent jury panel chaired by Mr C K Mishra.

FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards 2023 List:

Individuals Awards

Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in Healthcare

Dr. Bishnu Prasad Panigrahi, Group Head, Medical Strategy & Operations, Fortis Hospitals

Ms. Gracy Mathai, CEO, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala

Healthcare Humanitarian

Dr. R Ravi Kannan, Director, Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Silchar

Healthcare Personality of the Year

Dr. Vikram Shah, Chairman & Managing Director, Shalby Ltd., Director, Joint Replacement Surgeries, Shalby Group of Hospitals

Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Industry

Dr. Yash Paul Bhatia, Chairman & Managing Director, Astron Groups