Manipal Hospitals Hoists Tricolour Celebrating India’s 76th Independence Day


Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road, celebrates ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’

 Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road, today celebrated India’s 76th Independence Day with their staff, commemorating the diversity, secularism and patriotism of the country. The event commenced with the hoisting of the National Flag by Dr. Poonam Patil, Consultant – Medical Oncology in the presence of Dr Manish Rai, Hospital Director, Manipal Hospital Old Airport Road along with 29 staff members from the hospital. This year, the staff dedicated the day to the healthcare fraternity, the heroes who saved lives and fought against the COVID virus, especially during the peak time. Staff members were dressed in the traditional attire of the 29 different States, as they spoke of the unique qualities and diverse cultures of these states.

Soon after hoisting the flag, a team of nurses sang the National Anthem and patriotic songs. Staff members and medical experts took out a march past symbolizing synchronization and team spirit among various departments. Manipal Hospitals is a symbol of unity and diversity, in view of the patients it caters to, both from within India as well as around the world. The event was concluded with prize distribution and a vote of thanks to the doctors and nurses, who selflessly served patients during the tough times of the pandemic.

Dr. Poonam Patil, Consultant – Medical Oncology, Manipal Hospital Old Airportsaid, “We have always prioritized and valued a diverse workforce, equality, and have recruited only experts to work in the hospital. This has helped us gain the confidence of the patients to whom we provide accurate diagnosis, right medical intervention, and robust care. This year, we decided to celebrate and remember our heroes who fought for freedom and the heroes who relentlessly worked hard to save countless lives during the COVID times.

“We would like to thank the teams from all departments for showing the right team spirit and unity during the pandemic which helped us save many lives.”

About Manipal Hospitals:

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the top healthcare providers in India serving over 4 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable, high-quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out-of-hospital care. With the completion of the acquisition of 100% shareholding in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited and Vikram Hospital (Bengaluru) Private Limited, the integrated network today has a Pan-India footprint of 27 hospitals across 15 cities with 7,600+ beds, and a talented pool of 4,000 doctors and an employee strength of over 11,000.

Manipal Hospitals provide comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from around the globe. Manipal Hospitals is NABH, and AAHRPP accredited and most of the hospitals in its network are NABL, ER, and Blood Bank accredited and recognized for Nursing Excellence. Manipal Hospitals has also been recognized as the most respected and patient-recommended hospital in India through various consumer surveys.

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