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Frost & Sullivan “Celebrates Achievers” at its 5th Annual India Healthcare Excellence Awards 2013

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Monday, September 30, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — Frost & Sullivan hosted its 5th Annual India Healthcare Excellence Awards at The Lalit Hotel, Mumbai, by recognizing distinguished achievers from the Healthcare Industry. Over the past five consecutive years, these awards have become an industry benchmark and have recognized the innovative growth strategies and solutions adopted by top companies to excel in the healthcare industry.

Sandeep Sinha, Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Frost & Sullivan, South Asia and Middle East, stated, “In our annual Healthcare Awards, we utilize the opportunity to choose and recognize an individual whose singular contribution has made a positive impact not only on the industry, but also on society at large. While the Corporate Awards are identified by our team and ratified by an eminent panel, Special Awards are conferred by Frost & Sullivan on thought leaders who have dedicated themselves toward addressing India’s pertinent healthcare challenges, making an indelible impact in this field.”

“This year, we have added new categories in Healthcare Delivery Services related to IVF and Hair Restoration services. New categories in Medical Technology include Medical Consumables and Dialysis Solutions. For Biotech and Pharma section, the new categories are Oral Anti-Diabetic and Pharmaceutical Brand of the year. All these new categories assume great importance and relevance in the current Indian healthcare scenario,” added Mr. Sinha.

With nominations invited from healthcare companies across India, the award process was launched in June 2013. Detailed evaluation of each shortlisted company was based on actual market performance indicators, which were measured on pre-defined parameters. A few specific measurements were applied to certain categories. These findings were then presented to a panel of esteemed jury members, comprising leading doctors, technologists, CEOs, and investors, who selected the most deserving companies in each category.

Durga Prasad, Vice President and Business Head, India and Middle East business of Wipro commented, “There is a paradigm shift in the way healthcare is being delivered now and IT is a great enabler for this. Healthcare is a strategic industry segment for Wipro and we have been focused on providing end-to-end solutions to healthcare providers that include large enterprises, networked chain of hospitals and diagnostic centers. We are leveraging cloud, mobility and analytics platforms to introduce innovative solutions and offer alternative business models. We are happy to be associated with Frost and Sullivan as an IT Healthcare Partner as these awards are a great platform to recognize the significant contributions and innovations in the healthcare space. We congratulate all the winners of the Frost & Sullivan awards.”

ICRI group Chairman Mr. S.R. Dugal said “Frost & Sullivan’s Healthcare Practice research has been focusing on healthcare services and also bringing out the importance of IT in this sector. We at ICRI along with Cranfield University, UK have been working for the past 10 years in India in Clinical Research & Healthcare area. ICRI is the leader in Healthcare services training; focusing on the areas of IT, Finance, Business Development, Medical Tourism and other non-Medical and Nursing areas. As 60 percent of the manpower in any hospital is from a non-Medical background hence, better management leads to increased efficiency, higher revenues and better survival rate. We are proud to be a part of the Healthcare Awards program as an Academic Partner which has been recognizing the industry’s contribution to the society at large”.

The Esteemed Jury for the Awards this year included the following eminent personalities:

Dr. Alan Almeida, Section Coordinator, Consulting Nephrologist and Transplant Physician, Hinduja Hospital

Dr. Amit Varma, Founding Managing Partner, Quadria Capital Investment Advisors Private Ltd

Dr. Bhavin Jankharia, President and Consultant Radiologist, SRL Diagnostics – Jankharia Imaging, President Elect, Indian Radiology and Imaging Association (IRIA)

Dr. Chander Bhasin, CEO, Healthcare (SMG), Sahara India Pariwar

Mr. D G Shah, Secretary – General, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance

Dr. Harish Ahuja, Chief Head of Pathology, Head of Bio-chemistry Department, Blood-Bank In-charge and Head of Radio-Immunoassay and Toxicology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center

Mr. Manish Mehta, Managing Director, Samara Capital

Mr. Nitin Deshmukh, Founding Member and CEO, Kotak Private Equity

Mr. N. Suresh, Group Editor and Senior Vice President, Biospectrum

Dr. Tester Ashavaid, Consultant Biochemist and Head, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Joint Director Research, Hinduja Hospital

Dr. Uday Patil, Consultant Radiologist and Advisor to MD and CEO, Medall Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Dr. Umesh Khanna, Consultant Nephrologist, Chairman – Mumbai Kidney Foundation,

Mr. Vamesh Chovatia, Managing Director, New Enterprise Associate India Pvt Ltd

The event was supported by, Wipro as the Healthcare IT Partner and ICRI as the Academic Partner. The Media Partners supporting this edition of the Awards were HealthBiz India, Healthcare Executive, Healthcare Radius, Medical Buyer and Medgate Today.

The Award Recipients for 2013

If you wish to know more about the Awards program, contact Ravinder Kaur/Akshata Mhatre at / or E-mail: For more details, visit

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Ravinder Kaur, Corporate Communications – South Asia, Frost & Sullivan, +91 9940141714 / +91 (44) 66814080,
Akshata Mhatre, Corporate Communications – South Asia, Frost & Sullivan, +91 9867873010 / +91 (22) 66072020,
Nimisha Iyer, Corporate Communications – South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Frost & Sullivan, +91 9820050519 / +91 (22) 66072004,