News18 Assam commended the people and organisations that have contributed to the development of the healthcare industry in the state through the Assam Healthcare Excellence Awards 2022.
In the fourth edition of the award, Oil India Ltd was the presenting sponsor, and National Health Mission Assam, Health Director (FW) Assam, Assam State Aids Control Society, and State Bank of India have supported the award as associate sponsors.
The Award ceremony was held on March 22 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Guwahati.
Every year since 2019, News18 Assam NE has commended the people and organisations that have contributed to the development of the healthcare industry in Assam.
The event was attended by prominent doctors, medical entrepreneurs, medical NGOs, and officials from government agencies. Keshav Mahanta, Minister – Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, IT of Government of Assam graced the event as the Chief Guest.
Mahanta in conjunction with Rajesh Sareen, Executive Vice-President of Network18 did the lamp lights and gave away the trophies and citations to the deserving awardees.
The event witnessed cultural performances by people like Bhaswati Kalita, a famous dancer who graced the stage with Krishna Bandana. Alongside, the beneficiaries of Mission Smile performed an excellent entertainment show to thank the doctors and the government of Assam. The winners were selected after consideration of nomination forms by a panel of experts represented by Dr Jadunath Buragohain, Dr AJ Kalita, and Mahadev Deka.
Mahanta said, “Doctors and other health workers will be encouraged by this noble initiative organised by News18 Assam. Referring to the great work of the Assam government in the medical field, I am elated to inform you that within the next 4 to 5 years there will be 24 more medical colleges operating in the state. In addition, 10 cancer institutes will come into effect soon. I thank the entire team of News18 for appreciating the healthcare industry in such an innovative way.”
In addition to the distribution of awards, a round table was held with the theme ‘Telemedicine’ - a platform for Resilient Health Ecosystem, which was moderated by Niloy Bhattacharyya, Associate Editor of News18 Assam NE.
The Experts of the Panel were Dr. Mandeep Sarma Basistha, State Nodal Officer, Teleconsultation (NHM), Dr Syed Tanwir Alam, Joint Director of Medical Education, Assam, Professor Budhaditya Hazra, Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT- Guwahati, Dr Brajendra Lahkar, Director, Internal Medicine and Critical Care, Health City Hospital and Dr Arup Jyoti Kalita, Social Development expert, and Intersectoral Engagement expert, National TB Elimination Program.
The Awards show will be telecasted exclusively on News18 Assam on March 29, at 10 pm.