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FICCI curates Special Jury Award to honor Dr. K R Balakrishnan for exemplary achievements

FICCI (Federation Of India Chamber Of Commerce & Industry), a business organisation curated an exclusive Special Jury Award to recognize Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Director – Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Centre for Heart Failure & Transplant an Internationally recognized Indian Cardiac Transplant surgeon, for his contributions to healthcare and medical research.
Fortis Malar hospitals, Chennai has played a significant role in elevating the Indian medical practices on a global scale and has successfully performed over 150 transplant surgeries with the expertise of Dr. K R Balakrishnan.
The award was presented in a Conference at New Delhi in the presence of Ms Anupriya Patel – Union Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI, Mr Rahul Khosla – Chairman, FICCI Health Services Committee; President, Max Group & Chairman, Max India Ltd and other eminent dignitaries.

FICCI Heal held a Medical conference at New Delhi focusing on “Indian Healthcare: A Patient’s View”. The conference laid a platform for medical institutions and healthcare professionals to share knowledge and innovations about the healthcare industry at large. As part of this conference, FICCI had organised Healthcare Excellence Awards to recognize tremendous contributions of these medical experts. In a first-of-its-kind move, FICCI also curated an exclusive Special Jury Award to recognize the contributions of Dr K R Balakrishnan in the Indian Medical ecosystem.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Director – Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Centre for Heart Failure & Transplant, said “It is indeed a great honor to be recognized by an institution like FICCI for our collaborative work at Fortis Malar Hospital. We at Fortis Malar strive to offer world-class medical experience without compromising on patient care. Our every step, every initiative is undertaken with utmost importance to place India as a Healthcare capital on the International map.”

About Fortis Healthcare Limited :Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and over 356 diagnostic centres.

About Fortis Malar Hospital: Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital.


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