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Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group has been conferred with the prestigious Lions Humanitarian Award by Lions Club International Foundation for his exemplary humanitarian efforts.

Date: 30 Jul 18

Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group has been conferred with the prestigious Lions Humanitarian Award for his unparalleled efforts in making international standards of healthcare accessible and affordable to millions across India and around the world.

At a special function in New Delhi, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy was presented with the prestigious Lions Humanitarian Award by Honorable Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Shri. Ashwini Kumar Choubey.

Dr. Prathap C. Reddy is the fifth Indian and the second medical doctor to be conferred with this exalted honour. The Lions Humanitarian Award is the highest honour of the Lions Club International Foundation which is given to an individual or an organization for rendering exemplary humanitarian efforts.

Since its inception in 1973, the award has been conferred on a diverse group of individuals whose work has made the world a better place through substantial humanitarian accomplishments. Earlier recipients of this honour includes, Mother Teresa in 1986, Wangari Maathai in 2010, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1996 and his Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 1999, as well as performers, actor Danny Kaye in 1974 for his dedicated work with the UNICEF and Soprano Barbara Hendricks in 2001 for her efforts in supporting refugees and international peace.

While acknowledging the award, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy said, "It is an honour to receive the Lions Humanitarian Award in recognition of my efforts to make quality healthcare accessible to all in need. It is my vision that India should become the global healthcare destination, recognized for its contribution to heal the world. The work done by Apollo Hospitals and other great health institutions has made Indian healthcare a force to reckon with. While new challenges like Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs) continue to present risks, we must all unite to create a health system that stands as a beacon of excellence for the world."

Also, coinciding with this momentous occasion, Apollo Hospitals and the Lions Club International Foundation together launched the "Lions Apollo Healthcare Partnership Programme (LAHPP)" that will strive to bring quality healthcare to the underprivileged in India.

The Apollo Family has always cherished its responsibilities and welcomed opportunities to re-commit itself to serving patients and contributing to the collective well-being of our nation.

 

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