· The Mother Dairy powered India Health & Wellness Summit and Awards 2015 honor Delhi and Gurgaon Traffic Police along with other healthcare providers
· The awards were given in 21 categories and distinguished individuals and organizations from all over the country were honored
The joint initiative by Delhi and Gurgaon Traffic Police of creating a green corridor in order to facilitate organ transportation received recognition and a special award at the prestigious India Health & Wellness Summit and Awards, 2015.
On 6 January, 2015, Delhi and Gurgaon traffic police joined forces to establish a 32 km ‘green corridor’ from Sector 44 in Gurgaon to Okhla in South Delhi, whereby a convoy of ambulances were able to cover the whole distance in 29 minutes. Their motive was to transport a live beating heart which was to be transplanted into a 16 year old boy suffering from a failing heart at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in Okhla. The heart was being transported from Fortis’s Gurgaon hospital.
UNICEF India was awarded the Public Health Communications Campaign of the year while Dr. Minnie Bodhanwala won the Distinguished services to Women and Children’s Health. Further, other healthcare providers like Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Kaya Skin Clinic were felicitated with the Healthcare CSR of the Year and Wellness Service Brand of the year. Further, Kaya Skin Clinic was the joint winner of Wellness Service Brand of the Year along with Spa by JW Marriott Mumbai, Sahar. IHW AWARDS presented by Mother Dairy was held in the national capital on 10 September, 2015.
UNICEF India had launched ‘Take Poo to the Loo’, an innovative digital-led campaign on 11 November, 2014 which focused on putting an end to open defecation. Through this initiative, UNICEF India aimed to create awareness on the issue. The idea was to reach out to young people, create an active layer of advocates who could speak out against open defecation, disseminate the message and influence their communities, families and peers to do the same. Through interactive social media components and initial on-ground activations across New Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai, this campaign had an effective impact among people.
This year’s India Health & Wellness Summit and Awards witnessed the felicitation of different organizations excelling in the field of healthcare. Eminent jury and speakers from diverse fields shared their opinions and statements regarding challenges faced in India’s health sector and measures undertaken to rectify them.
Powered by Mother Dairy and presented by Healthydunia.com, the second edition of the India Health & Wellness Summit and Awards, opened on 10 September, 2015 with some of the leading names in the Indian healthcare sector coming together to discuss concerns, devise solutions and award excellence in the field of healthcare.
We think important health initiatives deserve adequate respect and recognition, said Mr. Kamal Narayan Omer, Director, Blue Pen Media, Organizer of the IHW Summit & Awards.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma, member of Bharatiya Janata Party and Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Mos for Ministry of Civil Aviation (India), Government of India and Mr. Arjun Kumar Ghatani, Minister for Health Care, Human Service & Family Welfare Department of the Sikkim Government gave away awards to outstanding achievers in multiple fields of Indian healthcare. The awards were given in 21 categories with the awardees chosen through a rigorous selection process, manned by an eminent jury including some of the biggest names from the Indian healthcare companies, doctors, scientists, experts, media representatives, government sector and social leaders.
Being presented by HealthyDunia.com, the fastest growing health and wellness information portal, the Summit hosted leading policy makers, thought leaders and top notch industry heads who together took stock of India’s health sector, and fuelled a fresh discourse on the way forward.
The IHW Summit was supported by reputed organizations like JCKRC Spa Destination Pvt. Ltd., Aequitas Consulting, Impact Investors Council, Blueair, White Orchid, Yes Bank and Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council amongst others.
Some distinguished names who participated in the sessions were Dr. Ramakanta Panda, Vice-Chairperson & Managing Director, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai, Ms. Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-Chairperson & Managing Director, Asian Heart Institute, Shri T. Nandakumar, Chariman, National Dairy Development Board, Dr. T.S. Kler, Head of Department, Fortis Escorts Health Institute, Shri Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero Motocorp, etc.