Presents Medical Value Travel Awards 2023

The FICCI awards are a great way to motivate doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to strive for excellence in their field, a top health ministry official said.

NEW DELHI, Apr 28 (The CONNECT) –  Ayurvedic Hospital & Research Centre in Kottakal, Medanta Hospital, Fortis Escorts Heart and Research Institute – Okhla, and Apollo Cancer Institute – Chennai are among the winners of the Medical Value Travel Awards 2023 instituted by FICCI.

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) felicitated hospitals and medical facilitators across India for their outstanding contributions in the field of healthcare.

The Ayurveda and Wellness Centre of Kottakal 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. 

Lav Agarwal, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, appreciated FICCI for instituting the Awards  as 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, he said.

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 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.