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The Future of Healthcare

BW Businessworld roped in MGC & KNAV as the knowledge partner that assisted in shortlisting the names through a transparent process

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ASTAR-studded and glittering Healthcare Summit was recently organised by BW Businessworld to recognise and felicitate leaders in various healthcare segments. Entrepreneurs, policy makers, regulators and top professionals discussed and debated the future of healthcare in India. Of course, leaders and winners were awarded and applauded.

BW Businessworld roped in MGC & KNAV as the knowledge partner that assisted in shortlisting the names through a transparent process. Out of 1,500 foremost hospitals and clinics in India, we with the help of the knowledge partner shortlisted about 60 healthcare chains and presented to the jury that comprised eminent personalities such as Dr K.K. Agarwal, secretary general, IMA; Anjan Bose, secretary general, Healthcare Federation of India; and B.M. Chatrath, chairman, Soni Chatrath & Co.

The first panel discussion was attended by Rakesh Goyal, director, Investment Banking, Yes Bank, M. C. Mishra, director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences; Dharminder Nagar, managing director & CEO, Paras Healthcare and moderated by Jagruti Bhatia, senior advisor, Healthcare Practice, KPMG India.

This was followed by two more intense panel discussions before the concluding one.

The Healthcare Summit also witnessed a lively session on the prevailing state of India's healthcare sector and the kind of treatment facilities needed across the country. The panel was attended by big names like Rajit Mehta, CEO & MD, Max Healthcare; Amarinder Singh, chief executive officer, Clove Dental; Dr Mahipal S. Sachdeva, chairman & medical director, Centre for Sight; and Monish Gaurav Chatrath, managing partner of MGC & KNAV Global Risk Advisory and Global Markets Leader for KNAV.

The Summit recognised leaders in two growth segments — specialised eye care symbolised by Center for Sight, and regional players symbolised by Woodlands.
Centre for Sight was founded by Dr Sachdev, a Padmashri awardee, with the vision of enhancing the face of the speciality of Ophthalmology in the country. With modern technology and a team of 142 doctors, including three Padmashri awardees spread across 52 centres in 31 cities in India, Centre for Sight's endeavour is to provide best in class eye care for its patients. Dr Mahipal S. Sachdev, chairman, Centre for Sight said: “We strive to stay a step ahead, always and bring in modern technology for vision correction for our patients which has rendered us a leading service provider in the eye care segment for years and has brought us laurels and industry recognition along the way.” We are also in the process of setting up a composite super-specialty eye care centre in Dwarka, which we seek to develop as a hub for a cluster of smaller centres in the Delhi NCR region.

Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital started operating from the current premises from 1958. It was then called Woodlands Nursing Home. However, the company was incorporated in 1946 as East India Clinic. The clinic ran two nursing homes, Elgin and Riordans. Over the years, these proved to be inadequate and hence shifted to Alipore.

Along with the state-of art-equipment, whether in diagnostic or in the operation theatre, Woodlands biggest strength is its human resources. Woodlands has been awarded Best Hospital in the Paediatric and Gynecology by ABP News. With well-trained support services, excellent nursing care, ably supplemented with sizeable resident medical officers, Woodlands’ services is second to none in Kolkata.