New Delhi, 28th April, 2023 – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) felicitated several hospitals and medical facilitators across India for their outstanding contributions in the field of healthcare. The Medical Value Travel Awards 2023 (MVTA 2023) ceremony was held in recognition of the growing trend of medical tourism and the importance of providing quality medical care to patients from around the world.
Among the winners of the Medical Value Travel Awards 2023 was Ayurvedic Hospital & Research Centre in Kottakal in the category of Ayurveda and Wellness Centre, which was recognised for its excellence in ayurvedic treatments and research. Shinon Healthcare, in the category of medical facilitator, was honoured for its exceptional services in arranging medical travel for patients.
Medanta Hospital, Fortis Escorts Heart and Research Institute – Okhla, and Apollo Cancer Institute – Chennai were recognised for their excellence in the categories of cardiology (cardiac surgery), cardiology (interventional cardiology) and radiation oncology, respectively. Similarly, the Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon was felicitated for its excellence in neurosciences, medical oncology, surgical oncology, and transplant–bone marrow.
Krishna Shalby Hospital was also recognized for its exceptional services in orthopaedics joint replacement, while Artemis Hospital was awarded for its excellence in spine surgery. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals was honoured for its exceptional services in transplants – kidney.
Fortis Escorts Heart and Research Institute in Okhla, New Delhi was recognised for its excellence in pediatric cardiac sciences, cardiology, and cardiac surgery. Fortis Hospital – Noida was awarded for its excellence in transplant – liver.
Last but not least, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences was given a special jury recognition during the FICCI-led award ceremony. EY (Ernst & Young) was the process advisor for the MVTA 2023, which was instrumental in finalizing the winners for different categories of awards.
Among the dignitaries who spoke on the occasion were Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Col. (Dr.) Dhani Ram Shandil; Mr Lav Agarwal, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Mr Gopal Krishna, Special Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; EY Partner Mr Amiya Swarup and others.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr Lav Agarwal, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, said: “It is an honour to be here today to celebrate the FICCI Medical Value Travel Awards 2023. I am delighted to be part of this prestigious award ceremony.”
The Medical Value Travel Awards recognize the top hospitals across India that have shown excellence in the healthcare sector. These awards recognize the hard work and dedication of the hospitals to provide high-quality healthcare services to the people of India.
Medical Value Travel Awards are a great way to acknowledge and encourage the healthcare industry’s efforts. It is also a great way to motivate doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to strive for excellence in their field.
“Today, we are recognizing the achievements of some of the leading hospitals in India, which have made a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of our citizens. We recognize and thank them for their hard work and dedication to the healthcare sector,” he said.
Mr Agarwal said: “The Medical Value Travel Awards is a great platform to showcase the best practices in the healthcare sector. I am sure that the hospitals that have been recognised today will continue to set a benchmark in providing quality healthcare services to the people of India. I congratulate all the award winners for their outstanding work and I wish them all the best.”
Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Col. (Dr.) Dhani Ram Shandil said, “All fraternity and stakeholders present here, we all want humanity to be free from any disease. Travel and health combined together can improve the economy of India.”
Election Commissioner for the Union Territories Mr Sudhanshu Pandey said: “In 2015, we started MVT organisation, exhibition, and reverse buyer-seller reach and we wanted things to be taken over by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It gives us a lot of confidence that the trust we have built in this world; we have honoured that.”
EY partner Mr Amiya Swarup said, “We implemented a rigorous process in finalizing the winners for the awards in various categories and through Medical Value Travel Awards 2023, we are recognizing India’s finest healthcare service providers.”
The Medical Value Travel Awards 2023 is a testament to the growing importance of medical tourism in the global healthcare industry. These hospitals and medical facilitators have set the bar high for quality medical care and have demonstrated their commitment in providing exceptional services to patients from around the world.
About FICCI: Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.
A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is India’s business and industry voice. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, and engaging with policymakers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies.
FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policymakers and the international business community.