At the second edition of the Sitaram Jaipuria Foundation’s (SJF) Medical and Healthcare Excellence Awards, Rs 90 lakh was awarded to medical professionals for their contribution towards the health and well-being of our society.
The event, held in New Delhi, was hosted by Ashok Jaipuria, chairman of the SJF and chairman and managing director of Cosmo First. Sonali Bendre was the guest of honor. The ceremony honored healthcare luminaries, highlighting the ever-evolving landscape of medical contributions and innovations. The event featured a captivating performance by sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash.
The second edition drew attention with over 1000 entries, including 12 Padma awardees, demonstrating a growing commitment to recognizing exceptional contributions.
Dr Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, professor and head of Neurology and principal cum dean, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, was got the Excellence in Medicine and Healthcare Award with a proxe money of Rs 50 lakh.
The Emerging Young Leader in Medicine and Healthcare Award with Rs 10 lakh was conferred on Dr Karan Madan, additional professor, department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine /All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and Dr Deepak Padmanabhan, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
The Exemplary Leadership in Rural Medicine and Healthcare Award with Rs 10 lakh was conferred on Dr Regi M George and Dr Lalitha Regi, managing trustee and trustee, Tribal Health Initiative, Sittilingi, Tamil Nadu.
Dr Pratibha Singhi, professor and head of department of Paediatric Neurology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, Haryana, got the Gayatri Jaipuria Women’s Medicine and Healthcare Excellence Award with Rs 10 lakh.
The Shri Ashwini Kumar Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Award with Rs 10 lakh was conferred on Prof. Gursaran Pran Talwar, director researcher, Talwar Research Foundation, New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Jaipuria said, “In the spirit of my father, Sitaram Jaipuria’s profound humanitarian values, we gather to celebrate our medical heroes. These exemplary doctors, akin to visible gods on Earth, have made it their life’s mission to heal and uplift humanity. They embody the true essence of medicine and compassion.”
He added, “Through the Medical & Healthcare Excellence Awards, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to these healthcare warriors who often work selflessly, sacrificing their comfort for the well-being of others. This recognition is a testament to their indomitable spirit, a reminder that their devotion to serving humanity never goes unnoticed.”