Published on: March 29, 2017

Pallium India Chairman Dr. M. R. Rajagopal received the inaugural ‘Healers of India’ Award in the Dr Prathap Reddy’s Selfless Service Award category. The recognition was conferred on Dr. Rajagopal by Apollo Group of Hospitals Founder Dr. Prathap C Reddy during a Healers of India award ceremony held in New Delhi on March 29.

The award has been instituted by Network 18 in association with Apollo Hospitals to celebrate, recognize and reward rural India’s unsung medical heroes. Dr. Rajagopal was chosen by a jury consisting of eminent professionals in the medical field, for his efforts to ensure the rights of palliative care patients in India.

Expressing his gratitude, Dr. Rajagopal said: “This award will go towards supporting patients undergoing treatment with Pallium India.” Dr. Rajagopal urged the media to be the catalytic force in empowering patients and their families to become partners in the healthcare system.

Kerala won the Healthy State Award, given for maximum improvement in medical facilities and healthcare infrastructure which has helped in provision of better healthcare services over the last 2 years.

‘Healers of India’ is an initiative to identify and honour the unsung heroes who are contributing their best and working tirelessly to ensure better healthcare for India’s rural population. The campaign focussed on rural India to bring those unsung heroes into mainstream media who work silently and are rarely appreciated for their humungous effort.