Times Health Lifestyle Awards 2017 felicitation ceremony on 29th October 2017 was conceptualized and organized by Optimal Media Solutions, a division of Times Internet Ltd, a Times Group Company to reward and recognize excellence in healthcare. The august gathering included distinguished guests and illustrious awardees.
Medicine is one of the biggest service to society. Healthcare has become one of India’s largest sectors – both in terms of revenue and employment. The Indian healthcare sector is growing at a brisk pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. Private hospitals in India offer world class quality health care at a fraction of the price of hospitals in developed countries. This aspect makes India a popular destination for medical tourism.
Hyderabad has been at the forefront of healthcare in the country. Over the last decade the city has witnessed manifold growth in this segment, fuelled by the growth of the private sector and burgeoning population. Large multi-specialty hospitals have made their mark in the city with world class infrastructure and top specialist surgeons. Single specialty hospitals and clinics offering high end medical services with personalized care; catering to the specific needs of patients with highly sophisticated medical equipment, offering with hi-tech medical services with super specialty doctors.
The Times Health Lifestyle Awards celebrated hospitals and clinics that have worked to make a difference among the patients they cure, those who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment, innovation, zeal and compassion in the delivery of this divine service to the community, which has led them to excel. The awards were instituted to give prominent medical professionals in the city the recognition they deserve, for the great work they do.
The felicitation focused on medical services related to the lifestyle segment encompassing specialties that included Orthopedics, Dentistry, Diabetology, Skin & Dermatology, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Trichology, Ophthalmology and Bariatric Healthcare. Awards were given to the Top 3 service providers from each category and across both hospitals and clinics
The event was graced by Honorable Chief Guest, Deputy CM of Telangana, Shri Mohammad Mahmood Ali, who highlighted on the importance of healthcare in today’s dynamic day and age and the role of doctors in keeping everyone fit and fine, in his address. Also present were Guests of Honor – Dr. Akun Sabarwal, IPS – Excise Enforcement Director and film personalities Shraddha Das and Lavanya Tripathi, who took time from their busy schedules to felicitate the winners. A gathering with so many intellectual minds under one roof cannot be complete without invigorating thought provoking speeches. Speakers Dr. T Narasinga Reddy, State President of the IMA, Telangana State and Dr K Karunakar Reddy, Medical Director, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd appreciated the initiative of the Times Group to enlighten the public on the best hospitals in the city and the services they provide. Sand artist Venugopal enthralled the audience as he used his hands on sand to express distinctive creativity through his art. Each one of the winners of the Times Health Lifestyle Awards carries and outstanding story of success that are sure to inspire many others to achieve greater heights. Healthcare is indeed a noble service towards humanity and each of the winners have made a considerable contribution towards making the world a better place, by curing disease and saving lives.
For Apollo Hospitals, a patient’s health is top priority. The Apollo Group has been one of the pioneers in introducing superior medical technology and knowledge from across the globe into the county, to ensure the best possible medical treatments. Today, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad has risen to be at par with the best in the world, in terms of technical expertise, deliverables and outcomes. The Apollo Health City has evolved into a one of a kind institution, which is one of the first health city in Asia and a perfect example of an integrated healthcare system offering solutions across the healthcare space. The hospital has succeeded by having on board the best of doctors with appropriate skill set training and patient management skills, top notch sophisticated equipment and offering the best medical outcomes.
On receiving the prestigious awards, Y. Subhramanyam, CEO, Apollo Hospitals said, “It is indeed our privilege to receive these awards. They serve as great encouragement for treating surgeons and pave the way for them to gain recognition and benchmark themselves in the industry. Further through these rankings, people also come to know about our sincere efforts to do a good job and understand the quality we offer. Accolades like this, increase our resolve to do better and deepen our dedication to excel and compete in this industry.” “Our success across the specializations of Bariatrics, Orthopedics, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery and Skin and Derma medicine is thanks to the number of years of experience of our surgeons, their specialized training across the globe and work done to date. Our institutes revolutionary initiatives in modern medicine have been responsible for bringing us where we are today,” he added. Apollo Health City, Hyderabad covers the entire spectrum from illness to wellness and is thus a health city and not a medical city. The 350 bedded multi-specialty hospital with over 50 specialties and super-specialties, 10 Centers of Excellence, education, research, information technology, all in one sprawling campus creates an environment dedicated to healing. Apart from patient care, the Centers of Excellence spend a significant amount of time in training and research essentially aimed at preventing disease, improving outcomes when disease does occur.