New Delhi: The Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of medicine of SOA Deemed to be University in Bhubaneswar, was on Thursday conferred with the Six Sigma Healthcare Excellence Award for 2019 after being adjudged the best medical college of the year.
Union Minister of state for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur presented the awards at a special function held here.
SOA also won a separate award on the occasion as its Founder President Prof. (Dr.) Manojranjan Nayak, was chosen as the Dynamic Entrepreneur of the Year.
SOA’s representatives Nigamananda Prusty and Mr. Pritam Nayak received the awards on behalf of the organization.
Speaking on the occasion, Thakur hailed the good work done by hospitals like IMS and SUM Hospital in the field of healthcare. He also said that a public awareness movement should be launched against non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac diseases, cancer and kidney failure so as to protect the younger generation against such ailments.
Six Sigma had chosen to confer the awards on institutions which had done good work, he added..