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Centre for Sight wins the FICCI Healthcare Excellence Award for 2012

New Delhi, Delhi, August 31, 2012 /India PRwire/ -- Centre for Sight, India's leading network of eye hospitals wins the coveted FICCI Healthcare Excellence Award in Operational Efficiency in 100 beds category. The FICCI Healthcare Excellence awards, were the first of its kind to recognize and felicitate the proactive work of health care providers and state government to improve the standards of healthcare services for masses. In a short span the FICCI awards have emerged as the most credible and coveted in the industry. The award was given in a gala event held at Le Meridien, Delhi on 28th August, Thursday. The FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards recognize and felicitate health care providers (public or private) who have successfully used innovation to increase efficiency and improve performance of the healthcare delivery at large. This year FICCI adopted "Universal Healthcare: A dream or reality" as the main criteria to evaluate participants across the country. FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards are given across four categories: Operating excellence, Addressing industry issues, People who moved the needle and Special Jury award. The Screening Jury round was moderated by Ernst & Young to identify top 7 in 'Operational Excellence' category. An independent agency, Astron Healthcare validated the authenticity of the information provided by final nominees. Short listed nominees for Operational Excellence made live presentations to a panel of Final Jury. These sessions were also moderated by Ernst &Young. The jury provided scores for each nominee using the standard rating scale. Ernst & Young tabulated the scores given by each jury member and arrived at the winner. Dr Mahipal Singh Sachdev, Chairman & Medical Director, Centre for Sight said, "A total of 90 hospitals were in the fray for the awards across all categories. Fortis La Femme was the other top contender in the Operational Excellence category." "When we started Centre for Sight in 1996 the concept of super specialised eye care was alien to the Indian ophthalmic space. Since our inception we have focused on patient-centric values reflected in honest clinical opinions. Receiving the award for Innovation in Operational Excellence is a confirmation of our belief that cutting edge technology and expertise will go hand in hand to change the spectrum of vision care services in India," affirmed Dr. Sachdev. Notes to Editor About Dr Mahipal Singh Sachdev, Chairman and Medical Director: Dr. Mahipal Singh Sachdev completed his MBBS from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India's apex medical college. He pursued MD in Ophthalmology at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, the national apex institute for ophthalmology. He did advanced training and fellowship in Cornea at the Georgetown University, Washington, USA. He has received training in Refractive Surgery and Phacoemulsification. He was awarded with Padamshree for excellence in eye care. Dr. Sachdev has been the President and the Secretary of Delhi Ophthalmological Society and the Chairman, Scientific Committee of All India Ophthalmological Society. Currently he is the Chairman, Scientific Committee of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society, India

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