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The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) awarded the prestigious QCI-DL Shah Platinum Award

21 Sep 2017

Left to Right: Professor D. Prabhakaran, Professor K. Srinath Reddy, Shri. Baijayant Panda, Honourable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Aayog and Dr Sandeep Bhalla, Programme Director, Trainings, Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, PHFI


In recognition of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)’s outstanding contribution to skill building initiatives and advancement of knowledge in the Indian healthcare sector, the Quality Council of India (QCI) has awarded the PHFI the prestigious QCI- DL Shah Platinum award for skill building of primary care physicians in chronic conditions in India. The Platinum award was presented to PHFI by Shri. Baijayant Jay Panda, Honourable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Government of India during the Inaugural session of the 12th National Quality Conclave at the Le Meridian hotel today.  With the addition of this award, PHFI wins the topmost award in Quality and completes the Grand Slam of Skill Development Awards.

The training division at the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries led by Professor Prabhakaran and Dr Sandeep Bhalla has trained more than 20,000 primary care physicians across the country through their various capacity building initiatives.

Winning the prestigious QCI- DL Shah Platinum award in addition to other leading awards in skill development is a testimony to our endeavour and commitment of working towards a Healthier India. Our health systems can be effective and equitable only when primary health care is widely accessible and scientifically of sound quality. The award exemplifies PHFI’s Mission which is to contribute to the better quality healthcare of all citizens, especially through skill development and knowledge advancement in primary health care.

The PHFI would like to thank the World Heart Federation for the all the support extended in making this achievement possible and look forward to continue working towards a healthier India through the WHF.