Health matters

Jehangir Hospital has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award 2011 in the category of Large Scale Service Industry — healthcare.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: May 1, 2013 11:58:26 pm

Award for Service

Jehangir Hospital has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award 2011 in the category of Large Scale Service Industry — healthcare. Jehangir Hospital CEO,George Eapen,received the award and commendation certificate from Prof K V Thomas,Minister of State for consumer affairs,food and public distribution and President of Bureau of Indian Standards,at a function held in Delhi on April 26. Other winners included DAV ACC School,Himachal Pradesh,Nokia Siemens Networks Private Ltd,Tamil Nadu and Ultra Tech Cement Limited,Gujarat. The award was instituted by the Bureau of Indian Standards in 1991 to generate interest and involve Indian industry in quality programmes.

Transforming Leadership

Dr Sujata Malik,Director (Medical Services),Ruby Hall Clinic,received the award for “Leading Woman in Health Care” at Women Leaders in India Awards 2013 held at Taj Land’s End hotel in Mumbai recently. The event was organised by iiGlobal Business Information (P) Ltd. The awards and the preceding conference was themed on “Women as transformational leaders”. Film actor and social activist Shabana Azmi was chief guest at the function.

Taking Stock of Health

Columbia Asia Hospital conducted a free health check up and medical consultation for nearly 300 autorickshaw drivers recently. Doctors of the multi-speciality hospital joined the community at a meeting of Ajinkya Riksha Sangathan in Kalyani Nagar. Participants underwent diagnostic tests to check blood pressure and blood sugar levels,height,weight as well as ECG. Chief guest,(Retd) DCP Dilip Shinde said auto drivers form the lifeline of any city and hospitals should take up such initiatives on a regular basis. “Auto rickshaw drivers live a tough life. They spend hours on the road even in harsh weather conditions and often do not get the time to get a health check up done as spending a day in hospital would mean the loss of a day’s earnings. So,we thought why not conduct a health camp for them at a place where they are already meeting,” said Col (Retd) Dr Sunil Rao,General Manager,Columbia Asia,Pune.

Seminar for Medicos

The XV National Seminar on Hospital and Healthcare Management,Medico Legal Systems & Clinical Research will be conducted by Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences,a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU). The seminar will be held on May 3 and 4 at Lavale,SIU,Pune. The Indian health care sector is expected to become a $280 billion industry by 2020 with spending on health estimated to grow 14 per cent annually. To elaborate on this phenomenon,a pre-conference symposium on “Successful Healthcare Models” has been structured. The session will be anchored by Ratan Jalan,founder and principal consultant of Medium Healthcare Consultancy. Dr Nagendra Swamy (President of Manipal Health Enterprises and Chairman of Quality Council,MHE),Shankar Haveri (Head of Siemens Healthcare Academy),Dr Murtuza Bughediwala (Director of Clinical Research,Pfizer India Ltd.),Hemant Dande (President of Raptakos Brett & Co. Ltd) and Dr Vishal Gupta (VP,Global Health Care Solutions,CISCO) will participate in the seminar. Rajeev Yeravadekar of the Symbiosis institute of health science said the District Health Officer has deputed 60 civil surgeons to attend the seminar.

Bare Bones

KEM hospital has organised a screening and operative camp for children with orthopedic disabilities on May 3 and 4. Dr Sameer Desai,pediatric orthopedic surgeon,KEM hospital said Inner Wheel Club of Pune Central through Tadiwala Trust has agreed to sponsor the treatment of needy children. “This camp is unique because we also plan to treat children at concessional charges and even free of cost if required. We also need to create awareness that some of these conditions like clubfoot,knock knees,bow legs and flat feet are completely curable if treatment is started early,” Desai added.

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