Sunday, February 14, 2016

Noted cardiac surgeon Bhattacharya gets Dhanvantai Award

Noted cardiac surgeon Bhattacharya gets Dhanvantai Award
Mumbai:  Veteran cardiac surgeon Sudhanshu Bhattacharya was on Sunday, 14th February 2016 presented the 43rd 'Dhanvantari Award' for his outstanding contribution towards development of medical science by Maharashtra Governor  Ch Vidyasagar Rao.
During his speech, Rao called for remedial steps to overcome shortcomings in the health care system and asked officials to take action against companies that are coming out with fallacious advertisements related to "wonder" drugs and medical products.

Dr Bhattacharya is a professor and HoD at the Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Bombay Hospital, and is widely known for his expertise in bypass surgery.

He is credited with designing surgical instrument, adopting the innovative technique of total arterial revascularization and performing over 5,000 cases using the technique since 1998.

The award, constituted by Padma Vibhushan B K Goyal in 1971, is considered one of the most coveted awards. The Dhanvantari Medical Foundation gives away the award.

Senior Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde, who is the patron of the foundation, also attended the event.

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