Meenakshi Mission Hospital | Photo courtesy: The Quint

The Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI), representing the majority of healthcare providers in the country, has given an award to Madurai’s Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre (MMHRC) for excellence in COVID-19 management.

The ‘AHPI Award 2021 for Excellence in COVID Management’ has been conferred in recognition of the hospital’s adoption of innovative technologies to provide a safe hospital environment for everyone and the use of effective protocols for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The award was presented at a function organized by AHPI.

Speaking on the award, chairman at Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre, Madurai, S Gurushankar, said: “We are deeply honoured and delighted to receive the AHPI award for all the work we as an institution have been doing to keep our patients and staff safe, ever since the pandemic began. COVID-19 is the biggest healthcare challenge faced by the world, and I am glad that our contributions towards effective COVID management have been recognized by an influential representative body like the AHPI. This inspires everyone at our hospital to constantly improve patient safety and treatment protocols, as the pandemic is far from over and new virulent strains of Coronavirus continue to emerge.”

Talking about COVID-19 care strategies at the hospital, Gurushankar said: “MMHRC upholds the twin objectives of providing a safe infection-free environment for everyone and improving healthcare outcomes for patients. COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease. As many as 10% of all healthcare workers across the country end up contracting the infection themselves. We have been focused on providing the highest possible protection to our workers and patients through a unique six-stage ultra-safety program. In addition, we are among the very few hospitals in India which are using advanced robotic technology to protect people from COVID.”

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