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Smile Foundation Awarded COVID Management Initiative of the Year (India) at Healthcare Asia Awards 2022
Posted May 2, 2022
~ Smile Foundation is the only non-profit organization to be honored at the Healthcare Asia Awards 2022 ~
New Delhi : The extensive and multi-pronged efforts of the Smile Foundation during the Coronavirus Pandemic in India has been recognized as the COVID Management Initiative of the Year at the Healthcare Asia Awards 2022. The Foundation received this prestigious recognition for the mitigating the impact of COVID, delivering health services and the relief work it has done over the past two years. Smile Foundation was the only non-profit organization among healthcare organizations, hospitals and institutions around the world to be honored at the prestigious Healthcare Asia Awards in various categories.
Smile Foundation, through its Health Cannot Wait initiative, has reached out to the nooks and crannies of the country and provided home health services through a mechanism of mobile health care and telemedicine, telecounselling and outreach services, providing urgent necessities like PPE kits to health workers, strengthening existing public health infrastructure with oxygen and medicine supplies, reducing the burden on health care facilities primary schools, providing hygiene kits to the masses and raising awareness to contain the spread of the virus. The initiative covered 14 states in India and reached over one million beneficiaries across India.
“We are humbled and humbled to receive such encouragement in the form of this prestigious award. The pandemic has been a monumental public health challenge. At the height of the infections, as the situation worsened day by day, the need of the hour was to complement the government and public effort and support those most vulnerable. The distinction belongs to our entire team who have become Covid warriors with commendable resilience and selflessness,” said Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation.
As the world begins to recover from COVID-19, the health sector has proven its resilience by demonstrating its ability to overcome challenges and continue to serve the most vulnerable sections of society. Healthcare providers have innovated to design breakthrough products, initiatives and robust COVID management frameworks. Rapidly integrating these advances into daily operations helps manage crises and deliver quality healthcare to patients.
The Healthcare Asia Awards 2022 recognized entities that have overcome the challenges caused by the pandemic and innovated to better serve customers. This year’s nominees were chosen by an elite judging panel consisting of Chris Hardesty, Pureland Venture Partners; Partha Basumatary, EY-Parthenon Director, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Strategy Lead; and Sarah Butler, head of global health services at PwC.