JAMMU, APRIL 25(KMW): Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal, organised a function to celebrate its 2nd Anniversary today. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder and Chairman, Narayana Health, was the Guest of Honour at this function, which was held at the Matrika Auditorium of Mata Vaishno Devi University.
It is pertinent to recall that this 230-bedded Superspeciality Hospital was inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, on 19 April 2016.
Governor N. N. Vohra spoke about the growth story of the Superspeciality Hospital since 2008, when he became responsible for the management of the Shrine Board. He observed that the Hospital has done quite well during this period and is envisaged to do much better during 2018-19.
Governor thanked Dr. Shetty and Narayana Health for their valuable contribution to running this Superspeciality Hospital and complimented Members of the Shrine Board, and all other stakeholders, for their support and guidance in the setting up and functioning of the Hospital.
Governor and Dr. Shetty felicitated three eminent doctors of the State with Life Time Achievement Awards for their outstanding and distinguished services in the field of Medicine. Those honoured were Dr. N. S. Pathania, former Principal Government Medical College Jammu and Director General of Health Services and Medical Education; Dr. Girija Dhar, renowned Gynaecologists and former Principal of Government Medical College Srinagar; and Dr. Smanla T. Phuntsog, Post Graduate in Ophthalmology and qualified Physician in the Tibetan System of Medicine. Dr. Pathania’s Award was received by hisdaughter-in law, Mrs. Rekha Pathania.
Dr. Shetty complimented the Governor and the Shrine Board for establishing this excellent Hospital at a very significant investment. He noted that the Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities with excellent doctors, nurses and technicians and spoke about the present and emerging health care scenario in the country and worldwide.
Stories of some of the patients who had undergone treatment at the Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal, in the past months were screened on the occasion.
The function was attended by Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Mr H. L. Maini, Mr. Justice (Retd) Permod Kohli and Mr. B. B. Vyas, Board Members; Mr. Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to the Governor and CEO of the Shrine Board; Dr. M. K. Kumar, Additional CEO, Members of the Governing Body and Finance and Audit Committee of the Hospital
Cdr. Navneet Bali, Director Northern Region, Narayana Health gave welcome address while Dr. (Brig) M. M. Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer of the Hospital presented a Vote of Thanks.
Senior management officials, doctors and staff of the Hospital, officers and staff of the Shrine Board, faculty and students of the College of Nursing were present on the occasion.