Making a rural impact: TLMTI’s Dr Manotosh Elkana wins the prestigious Healers of India award

Dr Manotosh Elkana (extreme left) with the award

NEW DELHI: April 11, 2019, was yet another day when a TLMTI (The Leprosy Mission Trust India) staff made history!

Dr Manotosh Elkana (MBBS, MS – Gen. Surgery), reconstructive surgery specialist and the medical superintendent of TLM Chandkhuri Hospital in Chhattisgarh received the prestigious HEALERS OF INDIA AWARD Season 2, presented by Apollo Hospitals, in collaboration with Network 18 (one of the largest media conglomerates with diversified but synergistic interests in Television with its bouquet of 50 channels in India and 13 international channels), in a function organised in New Delhi, on April 11.

Dr Elkana won the award in the category ‘Doctors,’ as a recognition of his efforts in championing the cause of quality rural healthcare and working towards creating a healthier and brighter rural India. He was chosen by a jury that consisted of eminent professionals in the medical field. The award was conferred on Dr Elkana by Apollo Group of Hospitals Founder, Dr Prathap C. Reddy and Dr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.

Created by Network 18 and Apollo Hospitals Group, Healers of India is a ground-breaking initiative to identify and honour the unsung heroes who are contributing their best and working tirelessly to ensure better healthcare for India’s rural population. This initiative focusses on rural India to bring those unsung heroes who work silently and are rarely appreciated for their selfless work, into the mainstream media.

Through this award, doctors, nurses, NGOs, district health officers, and ASHA workers who are the backbone of India’s rural healthcare sector are recognised for their work in ensuring better healthcare for India’s rural population.

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