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Apollo Hyderabad & Apollo Delhi win FICCI Healthcare awards !

Date: 28 Aug 2009

Apollo Hyderabad & Apollo Delhi win FICCI Healthcare awards !

Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad and Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi win the FICCI Healthcare awards for Excellence in Patient Care and Excellence in Healthcare Delivery. Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad also bags the FICCI Healthcare award for Excellence in HR Practices. The FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards, were the first of its kind to recognize and honor the good and proactive work carried out by the healthcare providers and State Governments and to improve healthcare services for masses by overcoming the numerous challenges faced by the Indian healthcare industry.

Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad and Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi win the FICCI Healthcare awards for Excellence in Patient Care and Excellence in Healthcare Delivery. Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad also bags the FICCI Healthcare award for Excellence in HR Practices.

Trophies and Certificates were handed over to the winners by Mr. Dinesh Trivedi , Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and Ms. Shabana Azmi, Actor and Social Activist, in New Delhi.

Mr K K Modi, Past President, FICCI, in his address, pointed out that the FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards, were the first of its kind to recognize and honor the good and proactive work carried out by State Governments and the healthcare providers to improve healthcare services for masses by overcoming the numerous challenges faced by the Indian healthcare industry.

He said that the awards were to felicitate and commemorate those who have increased the efficiency and improved performance of healthcare sector. “With this motive we approached Quality Council of India, our support Partners and Ernst & Young Pvt Ltd, the official Tabulators. Together, with a core group of advisors, the entire process was designed and operationalised over a period of 6-8 months. The Award categories and their parameters were decided after much deliberation and brain storming amongst the Core group members.”

The awards were open to all for profit and non-profit public, private, and government organizations and subunits – including Indian subunits of foreign organizations located in India, as well as Indian healthcare organizations located overseas with certain basic criterion. The award categories include State Government with Excellence in Reforms, Excellence in Community Driven Healthcare Programme, Excellence in H R Practices, Excellence in Patient Care and last but not the least Excellence in Healthcare Delivery.

The Award process included four-stage filtering mechanism, namely, scrutinizing the information provided by Hospitals & States by the official tabulator at first stage; short listing the hospitals based on the facts and figures provided by the participants by the Interim Jury; at the final level decision of winner based on the data provided in the questionnaire, support documents justifying the numbers and presentations given by shortlisted organizations and States on their initiatives by the distinguished Jury; and simultaneous validation of documents was carried out by QCI.

The distinguished Jury for the awards included chairperson of the Jury, Justice R.C. Lahoti, Former Chief Justice of India, Dr R K Srivastava, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, Mr. M Damodaran, Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Mr Y K Modi, Chairman and CEO, Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd, Dr B N S Walia, Former Director, PGIMER Chandigrah, Dr Girdhar J Gyani, Secretary General, Quality Council Of India, Mr. Kali Prasad, Partner, Ernst & Young Pvt. Ltd.

 
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