Indian healthcare is growing at a tremendous pace today, owing to its strengthening expansion and services by both public and private players in the sector. Several healthcare organizations and individuals, through their dedication and determination for innovative solutions have contributed positively in countering the challenges that lurk large, on the healthcare sector.
The Healthcare Excellence Awards by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), is an attempt in recognizing the contributions of those who have set benchmarks of excellence in the healthcare space.
Dr. Nanda Kumar Jairam, CEO, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals, India, has been awarded as the ‘Healthcare Personality of the Year’ in the ninth Healthcare Excellence Awards by FICCI, held at The Le Méridien, New Delhi, on August 17. The program was supported by Quality Council of India.
With 40+ years in the profession, Dr. Jairam has been associated with Columbia Asia Hospitals for more than twelve years now. Besides, he is also the Chairman of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) under the auspices of QCI (Quality Council of India), and was Chairman of the health services committee of FICCI. He is the founder member of NATHEALTH and GAPIO as well as the founder trustee for Terry Fox Foundation Bangalore until its existence. He founded Krishna charitable trust.
“I am honored that FICCI has bestowed this award on me. I cherish and value the award and the decision of the jury and commit to continue my journey towards quality healthcare in India,” said Dr. Jairam on receiving the award.
The ‘Healthcare Personality of the Year’ award has been crafted for healthcare professional who has significant achievements during the past year in terms of business growth, mergers and acquisitions, positive regulatory change, betterment of academia, research, global expansion, etc.
The FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards was conceptualized in 2009, with an aim to facilitate organizations and individuals for their contributions to the industry by innovating for increased efficiency, affordability and improved performance of healthcare delivery at large.