Dr Prathap C Reddy gets Lions Humanitarian Award

By NT Bureau Published on Jul 31, 2018 12:29 PM IST

Apollo Hospitals founder-chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy receiving Lions Humanitarian Award from Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey in New Delhi on Monday.

Chennai: Apollo Hospitals founder-chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy was conferred with the Lions Humanitarian Award for his work in increasing accessibility and affordability healthcare to bring it within the economic and geographic reach of millions.

At a function held in New Delhi on Monday, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey presented the award to Prathap C Reddy. He is the fifth Indian and second doctor to be conferred with this honour, a press release said.

The Lions Humanitarian Award is the highest honour of the Lions Club International Foundation given to an individual or an organisation with exemplary humanitarian efforts.

Acknowledging the award, Prathap C Reddy said, "It is an honour to receive the Lions Humanitarian Award in recognition of my efforts to make quality healthcare accessible for all Indians. It is my vision that India should become the global healthcare destination, recognised for its contribution to heal the world. The work done by Apollo and other great health institutions have Indian healthcare a force to reckon with. While new challenges like those from Non-Communicable Diseases continue to present risks, we must all unite to create a health system that stands as a beacon of excellence for the world. I thank Lions Clubs International for this award and hope that this recognition will inspire others to serve and carry on humanitarian work, just as it has inspired me."

The occasion also saw the launch of the Lions Apollo Healthcare Partnership programme (LAHPP). This coordinated Health Care programme for the under privileged would be run by the Lions Club International Foundation in collaboration with the Apollo Group of Hospitals, the release said.