Pfizer India the Indian subsidiary of global research and pharmaceutical monolith, Pfizer Inc conducted the India Research and Innovation Science (IRIS- Connect) meeting to discuss various research opportunities with medical specialists, at Mumbai, on January 27th 2013. The company honoured 4 eminent personalities with high awards of distinction, for their significant contribution to the medical and healthcare fields, on the occasion. While two awards were in recognition of innovation and research two were in honour of outstanding healthcare leadership, in recognition of individuals who led their institution remarkably and contributed significantly to the upliftment of patient care in India.
Dr SS.Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya was chosen for the prestigious ‘Healthcare Leadership’ award for his dynamic leadership and significant role and critical contribution to the delivery of better patient care in India. Receiving the award on his behalf Dr L. Vijaya, Director, Smt Jadhavbhai Nathamal Singhvi Glaucoma Department, Sankara Nethralaya observed that she was indeed fortunate to receive the rare distinction on behalf of the founder and chairman emeritus of the institution, whose dynamic leadership has helped in the establishment and remarkable growth of Sankara Nethralaya, as a great ophthalmic and humanitarian institution. She emphasized that the key to Sankara Nethralaya’s success is ‘Teamwork’ and made a fervent appeal to work together to take the institution to greater heights.