Powered by Yes Bank and presented by Healthdunia.com, the first edition of the Hero Cycles India Health & Wellness Summit, 2014 opened on December 20th with some of the leading names in the Indian healthcare sector coming together to discuss concerns, devise solutions and award excellence in the field of healthcare. Doctors and healthcare providers from Noida were among a host of winners feted for their excellence and contribution to the field of healthcare at this first edition of the summit. Home care provider Healthcare at Home (Ancillary Healthcare Provider of the Year); Homeopathy medicine provider Dr. Willmar Schwabe India Pvt. Ltd. (Alternative Medicine Brand of the Year); and leading Neurologist Dr. Sonia Lal Gupta (Neurologist of the Year) were among the healthcare service providers from Noida who walked away with the honors.
Union Minister of State, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Hon’ble Shripad Yesso Naik gave away awards to outstanding achievers in multiple fields of Indian healthcare. The awards were given in 30 categories with the awardees chosen through a rigorous selection process, manned by an eminent jury including some of the biggest names from the Indian healthcare companies, doctors, scientists, experts, media representatives, government sector and social leaders. Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on health and family welfare, lead the jury.
Leading cardiologist Dr. Ashok Seth was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Care; leading cosmetologist Dr. Jamuna Pai was awarded for Pioneering Role in Cosmetic Medicine; Dr. Tapan Ghose, Director & HOD, Interventional Cardiology at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon was chosen as the Cardiologist of the Year; Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital was awarded the Single Speciality Hospital of the Year; Kohinoor Hospital as the Eco-Friendly Hospital of the Year while Healthcare at Home was awarded the Ancillary Healthcare Provider of the Year.
Mr. Kamal Narayan Omer, Director, Blue Pen Media, Organizer of the IHW Summit & Awards, said,
“India’s health and wellness sector has been long awaiting a truly comprehensive platform for recognition and salutation of its varied facets through a fierce and peer-driven process. And we believe we have taken the correct first step in filling this void. We hope this initiative by HealthyDunia.com will play an important role in fuelling afresh debate about what needs to be done, generating new ideas, catalyzing innovation and honoring excellence for an industry that is on course to put India on the world map.”
Being presented by HealthyDunia.com, the fastest growing health and wellness information portal, the Summit hosted leading policy makers, thought leaders and top notch industry heads who together took stock of India’s health sector, and fueled a fresh discourse on the way forward.
The IHW Summit was supported by reputed healthcare bodies, including National Interventional Council, World Simulation Society (WSS), Alzheimer’s Disease International, Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), B&WSSC (Health & Wellness Sector Skill Council) and The Society of Cardiac Anesthesiology.
Among the leading names from the healthcare and wellness industry who participated in the sessions were:
- Alkesh Wadhwani, Head-India, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Dr M C Misra, Director, AIIMS
- Mr. Raghupathi C N, Head of India Business Unit, Infosys
- Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh Inernational
- Rana Kapoor, Founder, CEO & MD, YES Bank
- Dr. Dharmendra Nagar, MD, Paras Hospitals
- Mr. Amir Ullah Khan, Director at Æquitas Consulting
- Mr. Saurabh Uboweja, CEO, Brands of Desire