In, these practitioners of medicine has done a lot for society. The government will soon honoured them with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards. Here is a list of doctors and workers who are honored this year:
Ramaswami Venkataswami: Professor Ramaswami Venkataswami is a plastic surgeon, founder of the Institute for the Research and Rehabilitation of Hand and the Department of Plastic Surgery (IRRH and DPS) of Stanley Medical College and Hospitals (SMC), Chennai, India. He is an alumnus of SMC and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences.
Tsering Norboo: Tsering Landol is an Indian gynecologist and one of the pioneers of women’s health in Ladakh region in the North Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. She serves the Sonam Norboo Memorial Government Hospital, Leh and is also associated with other educational institutions.
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee is from Jharkhand. He got an award for contribution in the field of Affordable Healthcare.
Dr Ravindra Kolhe and Dr Smita Kolhe have transformed the lives of the tribals of Melghat. They have improved health outcomes in the area and helped the villagers gain access to affordable healthcare and primary health centres, and charged just Rs 1 for consultation, the fee itself is utilised for buying the medicines.
Sudam Kate – Medicine (Sickle Cell) Maharashtra: has worked for sickle cell problem for more than three decades. Kate has an extensive list of accomplishments regarding his work in research and patient care.
Pratap Singh Hardia – Medicine (Ophthmology) – Madhya Pradesh: He has an extensive list of accomplishments regarding his work in research and patient care. He is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Clinical Hematology at TataMedical Center, Rajarhat.
Omesh Kumar Bharti – Medicine (Rabies) – Himachal Pradesh: Bharti, who is currently posted at the Institute of Health and Family Welfare, said his research had brought down the cost of dog bite treatment from Rs 35,000 to Rs 350.
Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade – Medicine-Affordable Healthcare – Maharashtra: Serving the poor with quality healthcare at minimal, and often zero cost.