Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. felicitates 19 medical professionals and institutions under its ‘Healthcare Heroes of India 2021’ initiative

Mumbai : Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., India’s leading diagnostic service provider, felicitates 19 medical professionals and institutions who have prioritised patient care during the pandemic over all other growth parameters in the past year under ‘Healthcare Heroes of India 2021’ initiative.


The winners of the initiative received an award in recognition of the work that they have done in their respective fields during the pandemic. Over 280 registrations were received from across the nation. Out of these, the jury shortlisted the winners whose applications were considered unique and innovative.


While talking about the initiative, Ms. Ameera Shah, Promoter & Managing Director of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. said, “It is an honour to be launching the first edition of Healthcare Heroes of India 2021 by Metropolis Labs and WE foundation this year. Healthcare Heroes is our attempt towards showing the entire healthcare community that we care; we recognize and appreciate the incredible work done by all our frontline workers. The times have been difficult, but it has brought forth the resilient efforts of the country’s healthcare community and we are trying to make a sincere endeavour at acknowledging them.”


Well known gynaecologist, Dr. Duru Shah, also a member of the technical committee at We Foundation, said “As physicians, we have always felt that physicians and healthcare workers have never been recognised on any platform the way other areas of society are being recognised. Today, when we look at the work healthcare workers have been doing towards COVID, with the tremendous amount of pressure they have on themselves, giving up all the luxuries and their time with their family to ensure that the patients recover and go home safely. The senior physicians are supervising and mentoring the younger generation. But it is the younger generation that is out in the field, and we owe a lot to them. In honour of all that they have done for us, We Foundation has decided to have these awards which are something that we all need to look at regularly. It is not only for the physicians, but it is also for nurses, for medical technicians, for everyone who is helping the patients.”


The winners of the awards include Late Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Dr. Devi Shetty, Dr. Anil Keshao Pande, Dr. Michelle N Fonseca, Dr. Suranjana Basak, Dr. Sandhya Alat, Dr. Anil Pande, Dr. Barnali Das, Nivedita Shashikant Bhobekar, Vaishali Sachin Raut, Sheetal Shivaji Thombare, Dinesh Tanaji Sarode, Dr. Pratibha Mahendra Panpatil, Gajanan Vinayak Bellale, Dr. Armida, F/North Ward Matunga (E), Nasik Municipal Corporation, Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, and Dozee and National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health.


Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. have also released a film titled ‘Saluting the spirit of Patient Care’, dedicating the initiative to all those who put their lives on the line to save another. The film shows the risk a healthcare worker faces daily while helping everyone cope through their biggest fear and making sure that the patient makes their way back home safe and sound.


The esteemed jury panel included Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, a J.R.D. Tata Corporate leadership awardee, Dr. Indu Bhushan, Former CEO of Ayushman Bharat, an Indian government agency providing national healthcare coverage and Rumana Hamied, Managing Trustee at Cipla Foundation & Trustee at Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre.


Healthcare Heroes of India 2021, a CSR initiative by Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. is aimed to nurture and nourish the imminent medical talent in the country by providing awards to those who work tirelessly on and off the screen to make sure the patients go home fully recovered.