Dr. Prem Nair, the Group Medical Director of Amrita Hospitals in Kochi and Faridabad, was awarded the Tharang Golden Honour for Global Excellence by the Indian Medical Association. The Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri Pinarayi Vijayan, presented the honour at the 98th All India Medical Conference held in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala.
This accolade recognises Dr. Nair’s outstanding contributions to medicine, emphasising his dedication to patient care and influential leadership in shaping healthcare policies. It also acknowledges his efforts in advancing medical knowledge, improving patient care, and showcasing exemplary leadership, establishing him as a prominent figure within the healthcare community.
Dr. Nair was instrumental in establishing Amrita Hospital in 1998 and then establishing Kerala’s first private medical college there in 2002, aiming to bridge healthcare disparities. Under his visionary leadership, Amrita Hospitals has evolved into India’s largest private healthcare institution, setting a benchmark for accessible and top-quality healthcare services.
His academic journey includes a Doctor of Medicine and Fellowship of the American College of Physicians in Hepatology from the University of Southern California. His influential career encompasses key positions such as Medical Director at Amrita Hospital, Provost of Medical Sciences at Amrita University, and Consulting Gastroenterologist in California.
Dr. Nair is also a member of the Standing Selection Committee, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and President Elect of the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) and President of TSI Kerala. As well, he is a Past President with the Association of Healthcare Providers (India ).
The All India Medical Conference, a gathering of medical experts, provided a fitting platform to acknowledge and celebrate Dr. Prem Nair’s outstanding career. The event brought together leaders from across the country to recognise and applaud their contributions to the medical field.