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Shri J P Nadda, Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Felicitates Medical Professionals with NewsX Health Awards

New Delhi, December 29th 2018: In a step to honor and recognize the contributions of those front-runners and acknowledge the excellence of medical marvels who did tremendous work for the growth of India’s healthcare sector, iTV Network, India’s leading news & infotainment network organized the NewsX Health Awards on 28th December, 2018 at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi. 

On this occasion, Hon'ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Shri. J P Nadda, felicitated some extraordinary medical professionals with NewsX Health Awards. The award selection was carefully screened and selected by an esteemed panel comprising members of the editorial board at iTV Network.

In an exclusive one-one-one interaction between Hon’ble Union Minister, Shri. J P Nadda with Mr. Kartikeya Sharma, Founder and Promoter, iTV Network and Mr. Rishabh Gulati, Managing Editor, NewsX, Shri. Nadda said “Ayushman Bharat programme will cater 55 crore people of our country, we want more and more people should avail the benefits of the scheme.” He further added that “Our government is more concerned about the health of poor section of our society and we are taking new initiatives from time to time.” 

The NewsX Health Awards kicked off with an interesting panel discussion on Modi Care, Ayushman Bharat which was led by Hon’ble panelists including: Dr. Arun Gupta, Executive Director, Ayushman Bharat; Dr. Mohsin Wali, Senior Consultant, Medicine, Sir Gangaram Hospital and Dr. Rajeev Sood, HOD & Dean- Urology, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. The session concluded with the discussion on the government’s implemented Ayushman Bharat scheme, where Dr. Gupta said that “These are the early days of the scheme and we need to create more awareness.” Dr. Sood added that “It is important that health should be on priority of the government and this scheme is the best example.” Further, Dr Wali added that “It is a game changer scheme by the government.” 

The next session was on Path Breaking Medical Technology which was led by Hon’ble panelists including: Dr. Z S Meherwal, Director, Cardiac Surgeon, Fortis; Dr. Abhideep Choudhary, Gastroenterologist & Surgeon, Jaypee hospital; Dr. Kanav Anand, Child Nephrologist, Sir Gangaram Hospital and Dr. Manjesh Rathi, Senior Consultant - Neurology, DMR institute of Neurosciences, Moradabad. During the session, Dr. Meherwal said “The serious problem of cardiac failure has been increasing within the age group of children of 5 – 15 years, not only in India by in other parts of the world.” The session also touched upon the artificial intelligence and robotic surgery in medical science, where the doctors mentioned, how robotic surgery can be conducted from any location and the robotic arms can easily be controlled by any expert surgeons through a console. 

In the next session, the panelists discussed about the serious problem of Air Pollution which was led by- Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS and Dr. Deepak Singhla, MD, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital and Mr. K D Sahni, Joint Managing Director, Elofic industries, during the session, Dr. Guleria said “We need to explore more options to generate energy and also alternative ways to dispose garbage as many people in the country every day burn garbage which create pollution.” The panel also discussed on various steps to curb air pollution.

Hon'ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Shri. J P Nadda was the Chief Guest for the event who gave away the NewsX Health Awards to eminent medical professionals in various categories.

Here is the list of awardees of the prestigious NewsX Health Awards, 2018 – Gem Of Indian Healthcare presented to Dr. Z.S Meherwal, Dr. Mohsin Wali, Dr. Rajiv Parakh; Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dr. Randeep Guleria; Pioneer in Interventional Cardiologypresented to Dr. Ashok Seth; Excellence in Treatment of Tuberculosis presented to Dr. Rohit Sarin; Excellence in Healthcare (Child Nephrologist) Presented to Dr. Kanav Anand; Excellence in Healthcare (Radiology) Presented to Dr. Harsh Mahajan; Excellence in Healthcare (Gastroenterology) Presented to Dr. Abhideep Choudhary; Best Cancer Hospital presented to Action Cancer Hospital;Excellence in Obstetrics & Gynecology presented to Dr. Bhitika Bhattacharya; Excellence in Nephrology presented to Dr. Shri Ram Kabra; Excellence in Surgery presented to Dr. Prabal Roy; Safe Pain Killer Brand presented to Diclowin; Excellence in Social Healthcare presented to Dr. Deepak Singhla; Excellence in Pharmaceuticals presented to Orison; Excellence in Orthopedic, Spine Surgery & Joint Replacement presented Dr. Gurinder Bedi; Excellence in Orthopedic, Rehabilitation and Pain Management presented to Ascent Meditech Ltd; Excellence in Cardiology presented to Dr. Mohit Gupta and Prof. Vinay Kumar Bahl; Excellence in Ophthalmology presented to Dr. Mahipal Sachdev; Excellence in Ayurvedic Treatment presented to Dr. Mukesh Sharda; Excellence in Neurology presented to Dr. Siddharth Maheshwari; Excellence in Medical Education presented to Dr. Rajeev Sood; Excellence in Physiotherapy presented to Dr. Pooja Sethi; Healthcare Young leadership Award presented to Mr. Rahul Kumar Darda; Excellence in Neurology presented to Dr. Manjesh Rathi. 

The awards ceremony was attended by policymakers, senior doctors, medical professionals, entrepreneurs and esteemed members of the civil society, who acknowledged the challenges and opportunities in healthcare sector and lauded efforts that positively affected the sector and the millions of people it serves.

About iTV Network :

iTV Network is India's fastest growing news and infotainment network with multiple interests in print and electronic media. The network owns and operates two national news channels that include the Hindi frontrunner India News and the English news channel NewsX. iTV Network's regional channels includes India News Haryana, India News Uttar Pradesh-Uttarakhand, India News Rajasthan, India News Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, India News Punjab, India News Gujarat and NewsX Kannada that establish the network's strong foothold in the regional news market. The network runs two print publications – The Sunday Guardian and Aaj Samaaj

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