CNBC TV-18 and ICICI Lombard Recognize India's Best Hospitals at the 'India Healthcare Awards'

 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       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
         Hospital of the Year
    12   - Metro              Apollo Hospital       Chennai
         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 for all retail insurance products including Car
Insurance, Health Insurance , Travel Insurance, Two Wheeler Insurance and Home
Insurance. There are multiple payment options available including internet
banking, credit card, debit card and cash card.

For more details about the company, log on to the website

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