The BMJ Group, one of the leading healthcare knowledge providers hosted the inaugural edition of BMJ Awards, India today at JW Marriot, Aerocity in New Delhi. The winners were announced amidst an audience of 500 dignitaries – doctors, healthcare professionals, industry utives, government officials, academicians and researchers.
Prof. Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, Adviser to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India & Dr Nata Menabde, WHO representative, India were part of this grand ceremony. The hosts for the awards night were; the celebrated Bollywood actor and comedian, Vir Das and the extremely charming television personality, Shibani Dandekar. The highlight of the evening was the excitement amongst the awardees across categories.
The BMJs India editor, Dr Anita Jain, said, Our desire is to showcase knowledge, expertise, and practices that are helping in transforming healthcare at an organizational and at an individual level. The winners have been selected based on their achievements and the challenges they overcame in their journey to achieve great health outcomes. The winners as well as the runners up from all ten categories are people who have made tangible contributions to the growth of healthcare in India. The objective of these awards was to inspire the health community globally and I can gladly say that we have aced at achieving this motive.
Mr. Anand Ekambaram, Managing Director, BMJ India said, We are extremely delighted with the kind of overwhelming response that the BMJ India awards received from everyone. We want to establish strong relationships within the healthcare industry and bring BMJs legacy to India.
More than 500 high quality nominations were registered for the first BMJ Awards India, showing medical excellence in diverse work throughout India. The shortlisted nominees presented their work to a panel of 10 judges, chosen for their record in clinical excellence, research, and policy.