Awards and Recognitions

Dr Naveen Salins appointed as the Commissioner for the ‘Lancet Oncology Commission on The Humanitarian Crisis of Cancer’

It is a matter of pride to share that Dr Naveen Salins (Associate Dean, Research, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal), has been recently appointed as a Commissioner for the ‘Lancet Oncology Commission on The Humanitarian Crisis of Cancer’.

The commission led by Dr Salins will aim to clearly identify and enlist the drivers which cause an imbalance between the biomedical and the humanitarian aspects of cancer care and thereafter articulate strategies by which this imbalance can be rectified. The commission will therefore encompass aspects of political economy, value systems, and commercial and other drivers of resource allocation for cancer research, education and clinical care. Additionally, the commission will also explore these issues across the cancer spectrum and a range of resource settings, with a special focus on refugees, displaced persons, and regions with already humanitarian crises.

The commission is expected to be completed in approx. two years.

The appointment certainly serves as a testament to Dr Naveen Salins’s expertise in the field of oncology. We are certain that his leadership and contribution will significantly propel the advancement of cancer research, education, and clinical care.

Hearty congratulations, Dr Naveen Salins! We wish you continued growth and success.

Dr Gayatri Palat bestowed with the ‘Telangana’s Pride: Health Care Achiever Award 2023’ on 2nd July, 2023

We are happy to share that Dr Gayatri Palat (Professor, Department of Palliative Medicine, MNJ Institute of Oncology and RCC, Hyderabad) was bestowed with the ‘Telangana’s Pride: Health Care Achiever Award 2023’ on Sunday, 2nd July, 2023.

Dr Palat was presented the award at a star studded and grand award ceremony organised by the Round Table India at the Park Hyatt, Hyderabad.

The award recognises the remarkable achievements of individuals across 12 diverse categories to showcase and highlight their invaluable contributions to the State of Telangana. Dr Gayatri Palat was recognised for her consistent and commendable contributions towards the field of healthcare. 

On receiving the award at the event, Dr Palat shared, “It is my immense pleasure, and I am both honoured and humbled to receive this award. I dedicate this award to my team; my doctors, my nurses, my volunteers and my social workers. My team works relentlessly to take care of and provide comfort to our terminally ill patients, and provide them with the dignity they deserve at the end of their lives. I also thank the jury for recognising palliative care and shedding the spotlight on this much needed service, and for recognising our work in palliative care.”

Congratulations, Dr Gayatri Palat! We wish for you to keep inspiring us.

Dr Nipun Lamba felicitated with the ‘Doctors Day Award’ by the JMA on 1st July, 2023

We are happy to share that Dr Nipun Lamba (Associate Professor, Department of Palliative Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur) was felicitated with the ‘Doctors Day Award’ from the Jaipur Medical Association (JMA) on Saturday, 1st July, 2023. 

Dr Lamba received the award from Dr Mahesh Joshi (Cabinet Minister Govt. of Rajasthan) and Shri Rajendra Singh Rathore (Leader of the Opposition, Rajasthan Assembly) at a ceremony held at the Sushrut Auditorium at the Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur.

The award was presented to Dr Lamba in recognition of his work of excellence in the field of Pain and Palliative Medicine.

On this occasion, Dr Lamba shares, “I express my gratitude and good fortune to be able to work towards the noble cause of managing the pain of my suffering patients. I thank the almighty for enabling me to be able to work for the people who need this service the most. I believe that one should devote one’s self towards helping mankind and reducing another’s suffering.”

Congratulations, Dr Nipun Lamba! We wish you greater heights.