8 November 2017


To acknowledge the extraordinary contribution of doctors, medical professionals ad healthcare institutions hailing from the states of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, Double Helical, India’s leading health magazine, announced the winners of ‘Double Helical State Health Awards 2017’ at Hotel Taj Chandigarh on Monday evening, the 6th of November, 2017. A galaxy of eminent persons from medical and socio-political fields witnessed the glittering Awards ceremony in Chandigarh.

This is the fourth time when the awards were conducted by the magazine after holding the ‘Double Helical National Health Award 2016 and 2017 in New Delhi and State Health Awards 2016 for the Rajasthan chapter in Jaipur. The Chandigarh event will be followed by similar gala events to be held in other states. By organizing the state awards event, the magazine took the capital of Haryana and Punjab by storm.

The ceremony was graced by Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Haryana as Chief Guest. The esteemed Guests of Honour for the night long definitive event of the Indian healthcare sector included Dr Jagat Ram, Director, PGI, ChandigarhDr  Harmohan Dhawan, Ex-Civil Aviation Minister, Govt of India;  and Shri S P Jain, Additional Solicitor-General of India and Ex-MP, Chandigarh. Other eminent persons present on the occasion included Dr K K Aggarwal, National President, Indian Medical Association (IMA); Dr A K Aggarwal, Professor of Excellence, Maulana Azad Medical College; Dr Neelam Mohan of Vedanta Hospital and Mr Amresh Kumar Tiwari, Editor-in-Chief, Double Helical. The evening began with the lighting of the lamp by the esteemed Chief Minster, and other dignitaries. It was followed by an immaculate award ceremony that honoured and felicitated doctors, hospitals and institutions for their dedicated services for the suffering humanity. The winners on the award night were extremely happy and joyous at the recognition of their efforts and hard work at such a prestigious level. Haryana CM Shri Khattar delivered an inspiring speech in which he praised the commitment and hard work of the medical community and talked about his government’s efforts to augment healthcare facilities in the state.  Other dignitaries and winners too addressed the gathering. In between the award proceedings, the audience was entertained with delightful cultural performances.

The awardees were chosen after a rigorous selection amongst the medical community of the three states. The different award categories acknowledged the efforts of the who’s who of the Indian healthcare sector for their outstanding achievements in providing the best medical care with a healing touch.

List of awardees of State Health Awards 2017 on 6th November in Chandigarh

Name                                                                                Category of Award

1.     Dr Anil Kayastha                                                      Best Practice  Urology

2.     Dr Arun Kumar Chopra                                   Best Service in Cardiology

3.     Dr Ramesh Kumar  Sen                                       Excellent in Orthopedics

4.     Dr  Poonam Garg                                 Best Obstetrics and Gynaecologist

5.     Dr B S Johal                                                               Best General Surgeon

6.     Dr Gurdip Singh                                            Excellent in General Surgery

7.     Dr Manoj Kumar Sobti                                                 Best Neurosurgeon

8.     Dr Meenakshi Sauhta             Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

9.     Dr Arvind Das                                                  Best Practice in Cardiology

10.                        Dr Rajiv Dang                                         Best Doctor of Internal Medicine

11.                        Dr  Babita Jasjit Jain                                                      Best Paediatrician

12.                         Dr Ashok Bhardwaj

13.                        \Dr J S Thakur                                              Best in Public Health Service

14.                        Dr S K Nanda                                                                         Best Physician

15.                        DR Abraham G Thomos                                       Best in Respective Field

16.                        Dr Baljeet Kaur

17.                        Dr O P Kalra

18.                        Dr Raj Bahadur

19.                        Dr K K Talwar

20.                        Dr Arjun Das

21.                        Dr Anarjeet Singh

22.                        Dr Jagat Ram     Excellence in development in the field of Cataract in

Adult and Children 


             Hospitals                                                                 Category 2

1.     Fortis Hospital Mohali, Punjab                 Best Hospital for Quality Care

2.     Fortis Hospital Amritsar, Punjab      Best Hospital in Excellence Service

3.     IVY Hospital,Mohal, Punjab                 Best Hospital in Respective Field

4.     Chaitanya Hospita, Chandigarh           Best Hospital in Respective Field

5.     Brar Eye Hospital,Kotkapura, Punjab  Best Eye Hospital Quality Care

6.     Paras Hospital, Gurgaon                         Best Hospital for Multi Quality

7.     Escorts Hospital and Research Centre, Faridabad    Best Heart hospital

8.     Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon        Best Hospital Quality Treatment

9.     Max Hospital,Gurgaon                                   Best Multispecialty Hospital

10.                        Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon                     Best Accredited Hospital

11.                        Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon                         Best Superspeciality Hospital

12.                        Asian Institute of Medical Science, Faridabad                      Best Institute

13.                        Fortis Hospital, Kangra, HP                           Best Super Quality Hospital

14.                        Action Cancer Hospital, New Delhi   Best Cancer Hospital, North India


1.     Tybros  Infratech pvt Ltd             Best Luxury Resort Developer

2.     TDI  Infratech     Best Township and Commercial Property Developer

3.     Vipul Group                                 Best Luxury Property Developer

4.     Antriksh India                                  Best Golf Themed Home developer

5.     Exotica Housing                               Best Quality Maintain Developer


Jury Members

1.Dr A K Agarwal                                                                   Eminent Jury

2.Dr Gridhar Gyani                                                                 Eminent Jury

3.Dr Suneela Garg                                                                      Eminent Jury

4. Dr R K Tuli                                              Best Practice in Holistic Medicine

5. Dr Neelam Mohan            Excellence in Hepatology & Liver Transplantation \


6. Dr  S P Yadav                                                                          Best Urologist

7. Dr Harmohan   Dhawan                                     Best Practice in Naturopathy



1.     Anupama                                                         Sharma Best Star Artist

2.     Aman Sharma                                                  Best Young Tabla Artist

3.     Pandit Anil Kumar Sharma                                          Best Tabla Artist

Double Helical has always acknowledged the efforts of the doctors who play a very important role in the wellbeing of the society. They epitomize the hopes of patients. The contribution of doctors to make a difference in the society has been splendid for which we thought to do our bit by awarding them.
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Double Helical ( is a complete national magazine on health, fitness and holistic living. Over the last one year, the magazine has gained credibility as the voice of all stakeholders from health sector. It has emerged as a credible source of news and views pertaining to all aspects of healthcare in India.


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