City based renowned ENT specialist Dr E C Vinaya Kumar GHCEH Award -2019
Dr. E. C. Vinaya Kumar, Head, Department of ENT and Cochlear Implant Clinic, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad and founder of Society to Aid the Hearing Impaired (SAHI); was presented the prestigious Global Health Care Equality Humanitarian Award -2019, by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), USA at the recently held AAPI Symposium on Global Health care Equality at Kansas, USA. The award was presented to Dr Vinaya Kumar by Dr Seema Arora, Chair of AAPI Board of Trustees and Dr Suresh Reddy, President & CEO, AAPI; Executive committee of AAPI, Kansas City chapter, AAPI, among others, in recognition of his yeomen services in the mission to make “Deaf Free Telangana and Andhra Pradesh”, at a glittering ceremony attended in large numbers by physicians of Indian Origin.
The Global Health care Equality Humanitarian award, instituted by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), USA, is given to the Indian origin doctors working in India or abroad for their contribution towards improving the Indian healthcare standards on par with the international standards and for bringing quality treatment within the reach of needy people.
Dr Vinaya Kumar’s work in the field of ENT, Cochlear implants, his efforts in creating awareness about hearing problems, techniques for prevention of hearing loss and selfless professional services, self financial contribution and funding through SAHI helped many children and adults with ear and hearing problems. His efforts made every poor child with severe to profound hearing loss in both the Telugu states and in India getting free cochlear implant surgery and speech therapy.
Founded in 1982, the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin represents a conglomeration of more than 80,000 practicing physicians in the United States. In addition, it also serves as a platform for more than 40,000 medical students, residents and fellows of Indian origin in this country. The AAPI YPS/MSRF (Young Physicians Section/Medical Students, Residents and Fellows Section) runs under the main AAPI umbrella to give representation to them. 1 in every 7 people in the USA is touched by the care of a physician of Indian origin at any given time.
About Apollo Hospitals
It was in 1983, that Dr.Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital - Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Now, as Asia largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 8,488 beds across 51 Hospitals, 1,586 Pharmacies, 92 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 100 Telemedicine units across 10 countries. Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy, 15 colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research and the first Proton Therapy Centre across Asia, Africa and Australia.
In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 28 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.