eHEALTH Bureau With the world’s attention continuously focused on the Indian healthcare sector, and this market more dynamic than ever, it is essential for the industry to have an annual platform to recognise the exemplary work done by organisations and individuals for their significant contributions and achievements. Taking this initiative forward, Frost & Sullivan organised its second annual 2010 India Excellence in Healthcare Awards in Mumbai. 22 Companies honoured for their outstanding and exceptional performances across the healthcare and life sciences industry, special award announced, “Frost & Sullivan’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Healthcare Sector” presented to Dr Prathap C Reddy, Executive Chairman, Apollo HospitalsDr Reddy is the visionary whose vision and efforts resulted in India gaining prominence on the global healthcare map. Approximately 300 hospitals, healthcare IT, diagnostics, wellness, private equity sectors attended the award night, the panel of judges represented the who’s who from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technologies, healthcare delivery, healthcare IT and private equity sector. “This amalgamation of all segments of healthcare industry on a single platform is a one of its kind,” said Sandeep Sinha, Director, Healthcare Practice, South Asia and Middle East, Frost & Sullivan. As per Frost & Sullivan’s credo of analysing and recognising excellence, we adopted a comprehensive and rigorous methodology to honor the best in class. These awards have a wider context in terms of our recipients touching one of the basic aspects of human well being, that is, health and also working towards making the country a healthier and productive nation through their products and services, he added.