Dr Vinay Aggarwal honored with Healthcare Personality of the Year 2014 award

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In a scintillating FICCI Healthcare Excellence Awards ceremony, Dr Vinay Aggarwal was conferred the prestigious “Healthcare Personality of the Year 2014” by Dr Pratap C Reddy in the august presence of Shri Manmohan Sarin, Hon’ble Lokayukt Delhi. Dr Aggarwal was given this award in recognition of his excellent business acumen and leadership skills inconducting several pioneering work in healthcare management, community services and resource mobilization.
Other prominent past recipients of this award include Dr Shivinder Mohan Singh – Group Chairman Fortis Healthcare, Dr Narottam Puri, Chairman NABH and Dr Mahesh Verma, Director Principal, Department of Dental Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College.
Dr Aggarwal is currently an elected member of the Medical Council of India and President of the Confederation of Medical Association of Asia and Oceania (CMAAO, with 24 member countries). He is the only Indian medical professional in the last two decades to take over as the President of CMAAO. It was with his efforts that 20 member countries passed a resolution on the subject “Be Human – Stop Child Abuse”, to have all the countries work together under the leadership of India.
In his capacity as Secretary General and later as National President IMA, Dr Vinay Aggarwal has been instrumental in initiating many national level projects like Anemia Free India, Save the Girl Child Campaign and HIV/AIDS Program.
The campaign, Anemia Free India, was incorporated in the School Health Scheme by the Government of India. Similarly, many of his suggestions on the issue of ‘Child Protection & Child Sexual Abuse’ were included in the recently amended Juvenile Justice Act by the Government of India.
He also conceptualized a low cost model for healthcare delivery involving non-governmental general practitioners, “National Aao Gaon Chalein Project”. He coined the slogan “Each One Adopt One” and more than 500 villages have been adopted by IMA branches all over the country under his leadership so far.
His other notable achievements include ‘Family through the Child’, Developing the ‘Alcohol Atlas of India’, convening a historical Religious Leaders’ Meeting in 2001 represented by 56 religious heads and setting up of the ‘Hospital Board of India’ to bring in quality healthcare, modern management techniques and streamline the working of hospitals in India through accreditation programs. He has also been active in sensitizing the medical fraternity regarding female foeticide and PNDT Act.
Dr Aggarwal is a recipient of several esteemed awards and honours such as Dr BC Roy National Award, Chikitsa Ratna Award and DMA Centenary Award.

Padma Shri Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal receives the IMA AMS Dr. R.K. Menda Memorial Oration Award 2014

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Felicitated for his contribution in the field of medical ethics at the Indian Medical Association’s annual day held in Kolkata

Kolkata, June 29, 2014: Recognizing outstanding contribution in the field of medical ethics, IMA AMS – the research and academic wing of the Indian Medical Association felicitated Dr. KK Aggarwal with the Dr. R.K. Menda Memorial Oration Award at their annual day function held at Hotel Hindustan International in Kolkata on Sunday. The subject of his oration was “How to respond to complaints of medical negligence”.

An eminent cardiologist, President of Heart Care Foundation of India and the Senior National Vice President of the Indian Medical Association, Dr. KK Aggarwal has played an active role in streamlining the procedure of handling medical negligence cases and creating guidelines which all doctors must follow through his books and writings. Medical negligence can have a profound impact on the career of a doctor and therefore it becomes extremely important for them to be aware of the steps they must take to avoid any such situation.

Commenting on the oration, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Sr. National Vice President of the Indian Medical Association and the President of the Heart Care Foundation of India said, “The number of medical negligence cases we get at the Medical Council of India and the Delhi Medical Council are increasing by the year. With the increasing work pressure and competition, doctors often ignore some of the basic steps that they must take when dealing with any patient. It is extremely important that all doctors not just follow the line of treatment which has been decided in consultation with the patient or his family, but they must also document what they do and save that incase any dispute arises in the future. Following these three simple steps can help the doctor safeguard himself and his practice”.
Dr. KK Aggarwal is the recipient of three National Awards, namely the Padma Shri for brilliance in medicine and the Dr. BC Roy award for excellence in socio-medical awareness and DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication. Dr. KK Aggarwal has also served as a Director at IMA AKN Sinha Institute, Finance Secretary at IMA and Chairman at IMAAMS in the past.
In a joint statement, Dr. R.D. Dubey, Chairman of the organizing committee of National AMSCON 2014 along with Dr. S.K. Raj, Chairman IMA AMS HQ Hyd and Dr E. Prabhavati, Hony. Secretary IMA AMS HQ Hyderabad said, “ It gives us immense happiness to present this award to someone as deserving as Dr. KK Aggarwal. His vision and outlook towards creating health awareness and streamlining the medical practice is commendable. We congratulate him on another achievement and hope that he continues to serve the society the way he does in the future as well”.”
A pioneer of leading health initiatives, Dr. KK Aggarwal has been instrumental in bringing treatments such as clot dissolving therapy for acute heart attacks and Colour Doppler Echocardiography in the country. In addition to this, he has also conceptualized and organized unique consumer driven health awareness platforms such as The Perfect Health Mela and the Run for your Heart as a part of his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India. His most recent project within the NGO called the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund is playing an instrumental role in providing heart care for all patients in need of treatment but do not have the financial or technical means to fund it.
Dr. KK Aggarwal’s other roles also include Dean of the Board of Medical Education Moolchand Medcity, Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethics Committee Delhi Medical Council, Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS and Chairman Legal Cell Indian Academy of Echocardiography.

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Padma Shri Awardee Dr. K K Aggarwal wins the DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication

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Recognizing outstanding contribution to science and medicine, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has announced Dr. KK Aggarwal as the winner of the National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication in general for the year 2013. Dr. KK Aggarwal is an eminent cardiologist, the President of Heart Care Foundation of India and the Senior Vice President of the Indian Medical Association. The award was presented as part of National Science Day Celebrations held in New Delhi today.
A leading doctor and philanthropist, Dr. KK Aggarwal has initiated several campaigns to bridge the gap between science and health as his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading national NGO. He has developed over 1000 short scientific preventive health messages aimed at educating the general public and imparted scientific training to over 90000 people on Hands Only CPR for revival after sudden death.
Dr. KK Aggarwal is also the recipient of two other National Awards, namely the Padma Shri for brilliance in medicine and the Dr. BC Roy National Award for excellence in socio-medical awareness. With the addition of the DST National Award, he becomes the only doctor in India to have received a national award in all these three prestigious categories.
Commenting on the occasion, Dr. KK Aggarwal said “It has been my endeavor to constantly spread awareness about various health issues and prevention measures in the country backed by scientific reasoning. With the increasing number of lifestyle disorders and illnesses affecting people, it has become more and more important to make people aware of ways to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. By combining scientific reasoning with medicine and treatment options, patients are more open to accepting the mode of treatment recommended for them”.
A pioneer of leading health initiatives, Dr. KK Aggarwal has been instrumental in bringing treatments such as clot dissolving therapy for acute heart attacks and Colour Doppler Echocardiography in the country. In addition to this, he has also conceptualized and organized unique consumer driven health awareness platforms such as The Perfect Health Mela and the Run for your Heart as a part of his role as the President of The Heart Care Foundation of India. In recognition of both these initiatives, the Government of India released National Postal Commemorative Stamps of INR 6.50 & 1 respectively.
Congratulating him on the award Mr. B P Singh, Advisor and Head NCSTC, Department of Science and Technology Government of India said this award is presented to Dr Aggarwal for his outstanding work in communication of Science and Technology especially in conceptualizing and implementing low cost science awareness modules.
A leading healthcare communicator, Dr. KK Aggarwal’s other roles also include Dean of the Board of Medical Education Moolchand Medcity, Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India, Chairman Ethics Committee Delhi Medical Council, Editor in Chief IJCP Group of Publications and eMedinewS and Chairman Legal Cell Indian Academy of Echocardiography.
Dr Aggarwal also runs a “Heart Care Foundation Fund” to assist heart patients financially who otherwise cannot afford surgical or other interventions.

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