CNBC TV-18 and ICICI Lombard Recognize India's Best Hospitals at the 'India Healthcare Awards' PR Newswire MUMBAI, April 10, 2013 MUMBAI, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - 31 Hospitals Recognized for Outstanding Service - India Healthcare Awards - Joint Initiative of CNBC TV-18 and ICICI Lombard for the Last 3 Years - Awards for District Hospitals Included in This Year's Edition CNBC TV-18 and ICICI Lombardrecently announced the winners of the prestigious 'India Healthcare Awards'. An initiative to recognize and honor India's finest health care service providers witnessed more than 2000 hospitals from metro, non-metro as well as districts participating for the honors. A total of 31 awards were conferred at a grand function organized at The Oberoi, New Delhi. The award ceremony was felicitated by Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India. The winners include reputed hospitals like Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; Lilavati Hospital & Research centre, Mumbai, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi and Apollo Hospital, Chennai among others. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Bhargav Dasgupta, MD & CEO, ICICI Lombard General Insurance , said, "We are honored to be associated with India Healthcare Awards for the last 3 years. Being India's leading private health insurer, we at ICICI Lombard believe that it is our responsibility to support as well as recognize deserving healthcare service providers in their efforts to develop a sustainable healthcare infrastructure for the nation. We hope that this platform serves as a true acknowledgment for the hospitals awarded while also acting as a motivator for the hospital community at large to continuously exceed their healthcare standards." Mr. Anil Unniyal, CEO, CNBC TV-18 and CNBC Awaaz commented, "The Indian healthcare sector is clocking a growth rate of 20% and is expected to touch the $100-billion mark by 2015 from the current level of $65 billion. Here, one must appreciate the health ministry's relentless efforts to make quality healthcare affordable. Quality of service provided by healthcare services has certainly bought India in the global map and it's crucial to recognize this sector through this award." The India Healthcare Awards are conferred on the best hospitals across different areas of specialization and geographies based on a rigorous and objective evaluation process. The exercise spans three phases: Nominations, Short listing by India's leading research agency - IMRB (based on scope of service, infrastructure, patient safety record and innovation & research) followed by final selection of the short listed hospitals by an eminent jury of experts from related fields. The categories in which awards are conferred include General Service, Tertiary Care Hospitals (multi and single specialty hospitals), Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana award to hospitals for outstanding service to the community and WHO Awards for excellence in Primary Healthcare. List of Winners S.no Category Winner City Best Hospital in Single specialty Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research 1 Cardiology Centre Delhi Delhi Asian Institute of 2 Gastroenterology gastroenterology Hyderabad L.V. Prasad Eye 3 Ophthalmology Institute Hyderabad Obstetric & Mayflower Women's 4 Gynecology Hospital Ahmedabad Kanchi Kamakoti Child 5 Pediatric Trust Hospital Chennai Soundarapandian Bone and Joint Hospital & 6 Orthopedic Research Institute Chennai Institute of Human Mental Health and Behavior & Allied 7 Psychology Sciences Delhi Endocrinology & Dr. Mohan's Diabetes 8 Diabetology Specialties Center Chennai Institute of Kidney Diseases and Reach 9 Nephrology Centre Ahmedabad Tata Memorial 10 Oncology Hospital Mumbai National Institute of Mental Health and 11 Neurology Neuro Science Bengaluru Multi-Specialty Hospital of the Year 12 - Metro Apollo Hospital Chennai Multi-Specialty Hospital of the Year Lilavati Hosptial & 13 - Metro Research Centre Mumbai Multi Specialty Hospital of the Year Pushpanjali Hospital 14 - North & Research Centre Agra Multi Specialty Hospital of the Year 15 - East Kalinga Hospital Bhubaneswar Multi Specialty Hospital of the Year 16 - West Bombay Hospital Indore Multi Specialty Hospital of the Year Kovai Medical Center 17 - South and Hospital Coimbatore WHO Award for excellence in Rajasthan Medical 18 primary healthcare Services Corp Ltd Rajasthan The society for community Health, Awareness, Research 19 and Action Bhubaneshwar Community Health & Development (CHAD) 20 SMC Vellore Swami Vivekananda 21 Youth Movement Mysore Comprehensive Rural 22 Health Project Jamkhed Best District Hospital General Hospital 23 Grade -1 (Azad Chowk) Junagadh 24 Grade -2 Rajive Aarogyasri Vijaywada 25 Grade - 3 Civil Hospital Gurdaspur Commendation for Jaipur Foot (Bhagwan Innovation in MahaveerVikland 26 Transforming Live Sahayata Samiti Jaipur Christian Hospital , 27 Private Herbertpur Uttarakhand Glocal Hospital, 28 Private Murshidabad West Bengal JBMM Civil Hospital, 29 Public Amritsar Punjab Bijatala CHC, 30 Public Mayurbhanj Odisha About ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd. ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd. is a joint venture between ICICI Bank Limited, India's second largest bank withconsolidated total assetsof overUSD 91billion at March 31, 2012 and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, a Canada based USD 30 billion diversified financial services company engaged in general insurance, reinsurance, insurance claims management and investment management. ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd. is the largest private sector general insurance company in India with a Gross Written Premium (GWP) of Rs 5,358 crore for the year ended March 31, 2012. The company issued over 76 lakh policies andsettled over 44 lakyclaims and has a claim disposal ratio of 99% (percentage of claims settled against claims reported) as on March 31, 2012. The company has been conferred the "Golden Peacock Award 2012" for Corporate Social Responsibility, "Golden Peacock Innovation Award-2010" for Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana. It also received the "Skoch Financial Inclusion Award-2011" in the micro finance category. The company has been conferred with 'NASSCOM - CNBC TV18 IT User Award 2010' for Best Technology Implementation in the Insurance Sector. It has been awarded CNBC Awaaz Consumer Award 2010 for being the 'most preferred brand' in the General Insurance category. ICICI Lombard Auto Insurance has been rated highest in customer satisfaction by J.D. Power Asia Pacific in India among 11 auto insurance providers. It was awarded Customer and Brand Loyalty award in the 'Insurance Sector - Non-Life' at the 3rd Loyalty awards, 2010 and the 'General Insurance Company of the Year' at the 11th Asia Insurance Industry Awards. ICICI Lombard allows instant policy issuance and renewal through its website https://www.icicilombard.com/ for all retail insurance products including Car Insurance, Health Insurance , Travel Insurance, Two Wheeler Insurance and Home Insurance. 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CNBC TV-18 and ICICI Lombard Recognize India's Best Hospitals at the 'India Healthcare Awards'