Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. awards scholarship to 70 medical students under its flagship CSR initiative MedEngage
Mumbai: Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., India’s leading diagnostic service provider, awarded scholarship to 70 medical students for the 2nd edition of its annual Medical Talent Outreach Programme, MedEngage. The recipients of the scholarship were awarded a total of INR 50 lakh in recognition of their academic scores, publications, extra-curricular activities and presentations.
With the objective to nurture and nourish medical talent in India, this year’s edition of the scholarship summit was held virtually. Over 2000 registrations and 1500 applications from several government and private medical colleges from India were received for the scholarships. Out of these, the jury shortlisted 70 students whose applications were considered unique and innovative. Amongst the winners, 40 students are from government colleges while 30 are from private colleges.
While addressing the ceremony, Dr. Sushil Shah, Founder and Chairman, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. said, “Through MedEngage, we strive to provide students the recognition for their hard work. We are giving them grants to conduct testing for their thesis, internship programs and training in our own laboratories to prepare them for the technological changes in the field of medicine. Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. is proud to see the continued success of the program wherein the number of applications has increased two folds from 700 last year to 1500. This year, we have provided scholarships to 70 noteworthy and talented students, which is double from last year. We shall continue this initiative for a long time to come as our contribution to the entire medical fraternity.”
The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Naresh Shetty, President of MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital and the Chief at the Ramaiah Advanced Learning Centre while the Guest of Honour was none other than Padma Shri Dr. T. P. Lahane, renowned eye surgeon and Director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The esteemed jury panel included Dr. Gustad B. Daver, Medical Director and Head of Surgery of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. Vijay V. Haribhakti, Consultant Surgical Oncologist and Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgeon and Dr. Amita Joshi, Professor and Head of Department of Pathology, Seth G S Medical College & K E M Hospital, Mumbai.
MedEngage, a CSR initiative by Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.’s aims to nurture and nourish the imminent medical talent in the country by providing scholarship, academic research discounts and certificate courses. This is a part of the company’s social initiatives to bring changes and improve the healthcare research and academic landscape in India.