Friday, January 31, 2014

Aravind Eye Care to set up hospital in Nigeria

From an 11-bed hospital in Madurai started by Dr Govindappa Venkataswamy (better known as ‘Dr V’), the late founder-Chairman of Aravind Eye Hospital, the eye-care institution is now setting up its first overseas venture, in Nigeria. 

In partnership with Nigeria’s Chanrai Group, the hospital is expected to be the largest eye-care facility in Africa, said S. Aravind, Director (Projects) with Aravind Eye Care System. 

Scheduled to go operational in 2015, the hospital expects to do about 10,000 surgeries annually.
The 37-year-old Aravind Hospital will bring in its eye-care expertise, while the funds will come from the local partner, Tulsi Chanrai Foundation (TCF), he added. 

TCF is run by a section of the Chanrai family, whose business interests range from textiles to agricultural products. 

The Chanrais also run eye-care programmes in India, besides being a trustee of Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital. 

Responding to why the largely Tamil-Nadu-centric Aravind Group opted to set up shop in Nigeria, Aravind said the organisation has been doing projects on and off in Nigeria, in terms of training doctors, and hence the familiarity with the region. 

The organisation has trained most of the ophthalmologists practising there, he pointed out.
Africa needs a model that works within its ecosystem, and the new venture hopes to build local capacity, he said. 

India and Africa have similar population profiles, but India does 10 times more cataract operations, he observed. Nigeria has a population of about 170 million and a requirement of about 8 lakh eye-related surgeries. 

Chennai hospital

Aravind Eye Care is also setting up a Rs 140-crore hospital near Chennai. It has acquired the land and is awaiting building approval, said Aravind. 

With similar operational timelines as the Nigeria hospital, the Chennai hospital will, however, have a larger capacity of about 60,000 surgeries a year. 

The group has been conservative in its outlook because of its philosophy to go with its own funds. “We are going to grow, but it would be tempered,” he said, adding that it did not want to grow without a control on the services offered. 

The group also has four partnership projects — with the Rajiv Gandhi Chairtable Trust in Amethi, another in Lucknow, the Birlas in Kolkata and Sun Pharma promoter Shanghvi Trust in Amreli (Gujarat).

Satya Nadella likely to be next Microsoft CEO

NEW DELHI: Senior Microsoft executive Satya Nadella would replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO, two media reports said today, citing sources familiar with the processes of selecting the new leader at the Redmond-based company.

Satya Nadella was born in 1967 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India to Kamma parents B. N. Yugandhar (Father) and Prabavati Nadella (Mother). His father B. N. Yugandhar is an 1962 batch Indian Administrative Service officer (IAS) hails from the Bukkapuram village, Anantapur district, B. N. Yugandhar was a member of the Planning Commission during 2004-2009 under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He has also served as secretary to the prime minister, secretary, rural development, and as a director of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.


Satya Nadella's wife, Anupama V Nadella is a Brahmin, daughter of another retired IAS officer K.R. Venugopal, an architect of the Rs. 2 a kg rice scheme launched during the late NTR’s regime. She also attended Hyderabad Public School.

Bloomberg reported that the Microsoft board was set to name Nadella, an Indian who was born in Hyderabad and who completed his engineering from Manipal University before heading to the US for higher studies, as the company's next CEO. The report also said that the board was discussing replacing Bill Gates as chairman.

The Bloomberg report came several hours after Kara Swisher, who has a fairly reliable record of breaking stories, wrote on technology website Re/code that Microsoft has apparently finalized Nadella as the next CEO of the company. Swisher wrote that a formal announcement was expected within a week.

While Bloomberg report indicated that Nadella was certain to be the next CEO, Re/code report hinted that he was among the three insiders shortlisted for the job and was the strongest candidate.

"And, at this moment, those who have watched the process think that insider Satya Nadella, who is currently leading its enterprise effort, is the likeliest internal candidate to prevail. That's due to a number of reasons, including his familiarity with the company, where he has spent much of his career, as well as a strong technical background and a varied work history at Microsoft," noted the report. "The two other insiders -- strategy head Tony Bates and Nokia leader and former Microsoft exec Stephen Elop -- seem further behind."

Currently, Nadella is the president of server & tools business at Microsoft. He landed his current assignment in 2011. Before that he was senior vice-president of R&D for the online services division and vice-president of the Microsoft business division. In total he has been with Microsoft for nearly 23 years and is considered a person who is familiar with the internal culture within the company, which has an incredibly complex corporate structure.

Nadella's appointment as CEO is likely to have mixed reactions. He is considered a person who is familiar with the Microsoft's enterprise-focussed products like MS Office, online services like Bing and cloud services like Azure. In the last few years, Microsoft has seen good adoption of products like Office 365, Azure and Windows Servers and many industry insiders believe that for the company, enterprise services and the products are the future. If that is the same consensus Microsoft board has reached, Nadella seems like an obvious and good choice as the next CEO of the company.

But at the same time Microsoft has found going a little difficult in the consumer space. Windows 8 has been considered a flop and the company is trying to fix the OS by dialling down on the Metro user interface. Also, Windows Phone has so far failed to take off even as Google's Android and Apple's iOS continue to woo consumers. In the smartphone and tablet market Microsoft has negligible share. In the personal computer market, the sale is slowing and that has hurt Microsoft and its hardware partners.

While Microsoft's financial performance remains strong, the company seems to have lost mind-share. Google and Apple are now considered more innovating and exciting technology firms compared Microsoft.

Patrick Moorhead, president at Moor Insights & Strategy and a veteran of computer industry, says that Nadella may face challenging time in fixing Microsoft's problems in consumer space.

"Satya Nadella has a lot of experience, but not as much as someone who typically runs a company of the size of Microsoft. He has spent most of his time in the enterprise space, so I think he would need a very strong lieutenant who gets the consumer market. Microsoft's biggest challenge is consumer and Satya doesn't have experience in this market," Moorhead told .

Nadella is said to have little experience with smartphone, personal computer and Xbox divisions at Microsoft. This is a concern that many will raise if Nadella turns out to be the CEO of Microsoft. On Friday when Bloomberg story appeared, Peter Bright, who is Microsoft editor at technology website ArsTechnica, tweeted, "The question is: who will be the champion for mass-market consumer/end-user products?"

As focus turns on him, Nadella has been more active in talking to media in the last few months. A few months earlier in Paris he was meeting startups. He told a French publication, "Meeting with startups is important because the tech cycle is such that the small guys make it big and the big guys die".

Before that he talked to Mary Jo Foley, a long-time Microsoft watcher, for Zdnet website. He told the website that Steve Ballmer taught him "there's nothing in this industry -- and definitely in this particular segment -- that's built to last... It's all about being able to reinvent yourself."

Given the fast-changing technology market and the advances Google and Apple have made in the last few years, leaving Microsoft behind, Nadella will definitely have to reinvent Microsoft if he is its next CEO and if the company does not decide to give up its business in the consumer market.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Preeti Kakani named Intel Finalists

Preeti Kakani senior at Jericho High School, is one of the 40 students from across the United States that were named finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search.

Kakani’s project is entitled Differential Gene Expression Prior to Eye Opening in Mouse Superior Colliculus, 

Kakani along with the other 39 finalists, will convene in Washington, D.C. from March 6-12 to compete for $630,000 provided by the Intel Foundation, including a grand prize of $100,000 that will be awarded to the first-place winner.

J P Chalasani to join as group CEO of Punj Lloyd

Chalsani is expected to join the Delhi-based company by the end of this month

The former chief executive officer of , Jayaram Prasad Chalsani, is all set to take over as the group chief executive officer of Punj Lloyd. Chalsani is expected to join the Delhi-based company by the end of this month, and would be re-locating to Gurgaon.

Chalsani, who quit Reliance Power in September 2013, will also be a director on the board of infrastructure company Punj Lloyd. He was not available for comments. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) major, is also present in the infrastructure development space, albeit in a small way. Punj Lloyd, which did not have a reigning chief executive, too was not available for comments.  

The 52-year-old was on a vacation in the United States for the last two months. Unlike, earlier expected, he did not go on become an enterpreneur. He had an eighteen-year-old stint with the Ambanis, where he worked for both the undivided Reliance Industries as well as at two companies of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group ie, Reliance Energy (now Reliance Infrastructure) and Reliance Power. He became the chief executive officer of Reliance Power in 2008.

Hailing from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, Chalasani is an engineering graduate from Regional Engineering College in Nagpur. He started his career in with National  Corporation ().

This would be the first time that Chalsani would work for a company which has diverse interests in infrastructure including equipment manufacturing as well. Added to that Punj Lloyd also has most of its projects in international locations, especially in the Middle East.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Padma Awardee Kammas (Updated)

Padma Vibhushan:
1. Gottipati Brahmayya
2. Dr.Gogineni Ranganayakulu (N.G.Ranga)
3. Dr.Kotha Sachidananda Murthy
4. Dr.Tummala Madhava Rao
5. Dr.Myneni Hari Prasada Rao
6. Akkineni Nageswara Rao
7. Cherukuri RamojiRao

Padma Bhushan:
1. Dr.Moturi Satyanarayana
2. Dr.Akkineni Nageswara Rao
3. Kongara Jaggayya
4. Adusumalli Radhakrishna
5. Dr.Ramanujam Varadaraja Perumal (Tamilnadu)
6. Kantipudi Padmanabhayya (IAS)
7. Ghattamaneni Sivarama Krishna
8. Dr.Patibandla Chandra Sekhara Rao
9. Dr.Daggubati RamaNaidu
10. Dr.Atluri Satyanarayana (USA)
11. Dr.Anumolu RamaKrishna
12. Pullela Gopichand
13. Dr. Yarlagadaa Lakshmi Prasad
14. Dr. Alla Venkata RamaRao

Padma Shri:
1. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
2. Dr.Moturi Satyanarayana
3. Akkineni Nageswara Rao
4. Challagulla Narasimham (IAS)
5. Dr.Gadde Rama Koteswara Rao
6. Kalluri Subba Rao
7. Dr.Vadlamudi Venkata Rao
8. Katta Venkataswamy Naidu (Tamilnadu)
9. Dr.Valluri Sita Rama Rao
10. Dr.Nuthakki Bhanu Prasad
11. Dr.Yalavarthy Nayudamma
12. Dr.Govindappa Venkataswamy (Tamilnadu)
13. Dr.Kadiyala Ramachandra Rao
14. Dr.Narla Tata Rao
15. Dr.Sruyadevara Ramachandra Rao (IAS)
16. Dr.Gopalaswamy Govindarajan (Tamilnadu)
17. Dr.Immaneni Sathyamurthy (Tamilnadu)
18. Dr. Alla Venkata RamaRao
19. Dr.Kakarla Subba Rao
20. Dr.Idpuganti Venkata Subba Rao
21. Dr.Kota Hari Narayana
22. Dr.Gullapalli Nageswara Rao
23. Dr.Atluri Srimannarayana
24. Dr.Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad
25. Pullela Gopichand
26. Dr.G.Bhaktavatsalam (Tamilnadu)
27. Dr.Namperumal Perumalswamy (Tamilnadu)
28. Koneru Humpy
29. Manchu Mohan Babu
30. Kakarla Narayan Karthikeyan (Tamilnadu)
31. T.N.Manoharan (Tamilnadu)
32. Dr.Koneru Ramakrishna Rao
33. Dr.Gutta Muniratnam
34. Dr.Katragadda Paddayya (Archaeologist from Pune)
35. Sridevi (Actress)
36. Rajshree Pathy (Tamilnadu)
37. Anumolu RamaRao
38. Dr. Yarlagadda Nayudamma
39. Dr. Mannam Gopichand
40. Dr. Alla Gopalakrishna Gokhale
41. Srisaila Sri Rajamouli

Anumolu RamaKrishna, Pullela Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Anumolu RamaRao gets Padma Shri award


Badminton player-turned coach Pullela Gopichand and Dr Anumolu Ramakrishna,  doyen Of Indian construction industry (posthumously)  were the two Kammas who were awarded Padma Bhushan in recognition of the distinguished services of high order extended by them.  They are among the 25 people awarded this year's Padma Bushan.

The awards will be conferred by the President at a ceremonial function  to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan Bhawan usually around March or April. This year, the President has approved conferment of 127 Padma Awards – two Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 101 Padma Shree awards – one of the highest civilian awards for prominent personalities in the country.        

Dr Anumolu Ramakrishna, who got the Padma VIbhushan posthumously from Punadipadu village, near Vijayawada served as the President, Deputy Managing Director and Advisor of Larsen & Toubro Ltd. He also served as the Operational Head of ECC Construction Division of Larsen & Toubro Ltd. He provided leadership for the construction of scores of cement plants, steel plants, power projects, refineries, petrochemical complexes, bridges, harbours, airports and nuclear power plants in and outside India. 

Chief Coach of Indian badminton, Pullela Gopichand, is elated at having been bestowed the coveted Padma Bhushan in the year’s roll of honours.  “It indicates that the contributions are getting recognised. I am happy that badminton has been in the spotlight. It is even more heartening that this comes after the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy (PGBA) received the President’s Medal last year. I am also happy that this comes on the day when two the of the Academy’s leading lights, Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu have made it to the finals of India Open. I hope more men players will be honoured with the Arjuna next time round,” he said.


Anumolu Sri Rama Rao has been selected for Padma Shri award for his social work. Being a medical doctor, he also received Dr BC Roy National Award in 1995.
Rama Rao (74) has treated more than 2,70,900 patients by conducting thousands of free medical camps. He also worked as the president of the Indian Medical Association, Vijayawada unit, during 2010-11.  His father Sheshagiri Rao worked as sarpanch for Punadipadu village near Viajaywada

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dr.Pattipati Ramaiah Naidu: Renowned Indian nuclear Physicist, Medical Scientist and Radiologist

Pattipati Ramaiah Naidu (Dr. Ramaiah Naidu) (June 1904 - June 6, 1991) was a pioneering Indian nuclear Physicist, Medical Scientist and Radiologist who helped established the foundations of medical physics. He is better known for working under double Nobel Laureate, Marie Curie, for his post-doctoral thesis in Paris, France and pioneer in establishing up Radiology laboratory in India in 1938.

Early life
Naidu was born at Madanapalli, in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state in India in June 1904. In an early age he left home to join Aurobindo Ghosh's fledging ashram in Puducherry. From there he went to Santiniketan where he taught Mathematics. In 1923 he graduated with honours in B. Sc. from Banaras Hindu University.

Academia and research
Work with Marie Curie
After refusing a scholarship grant from England, he went to Paris to complete his M. Sc. Degree from University of Paris in 1929. He later wrote to Marie Curie, Polish physicist and chemist based in Paris, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity expressing his desire to work with her, and was accepted into the Sorbonne where he completed his Doctor of Science in 1933. Here he worked with Marie Curie of Radium Institute, Paris for his Doctoral thesis under four years Curie-Carnegie Research Fellowship. The thesis covered ionization curve of alpha rays in pure gases including Krypton and Xenon and published his first research papers in French in the Journal of Physics and Radium, Paris in 1934. Upon Curie's death in 1934 Ramaiah Naidu was running her laboratory for a while.

Post doctorate
Later he moved to England to work under the English experimental physicist Prof. P. M. S. Patrick Blackett, in London University for his Ph. D. thesis which was awarded to him in 1936. In 1936, Tata Trust, Mumbai offered Ramaih Naidu the post of Chief Physicist at Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay and sought his services to help establish India's first Radon production facility for treatment in Cancer Management. In 1936, Ramaiah Naidu spent another two years at the New York's Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, now known as Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center under G. Failla where he installed Radium Extraction unit for radon production.

Radon production facility in India
During 1936, Tata Sons, Mumbai was keen to set up a Cancer Research Institute under Sir Dorabji Tata Trust in India and sought Ramaiah Naidu services to help establish India's first Radon production facility for treatment in Cancer Management.

In 1938 Ramaiah Naidu joined Tata Memorial Hospital (now Tata Memorial Centre), as its Chief Physicist and brought along with him the Radium Extraction unit and 2 gms of Radium. He set up the countries first Radium Extraction unit well in time before the Start of Tata Memorial Hospital in 28 February 1941. In 1957, the Indian Cancer Research Centre (later called Cancer Research Institute), which was established in 1952 by the Government of India took over the Tata Memorial Hospital & Cancer Research Institute and in 1962 Tata Memorials Hospitals administrative control was transferred to the Department of Atomic Energy.
During World War II years the process of decommissioning and re-commissioning the radon plant before and after his bone marrow was damaged and developed artificial cancer due to his over exposure to radium. Essentially he was advised to move away from radiation related job. In 1948 Tata Trust sent Ramaiah Naidu and his family to Switzerland by for Treatment in 1948.

UNESCO years
Ramaiah Naidu along with his family recovered from the Radium overexposure and Bone Marrow damage. Thereafter, he joined UNESCO in Paris as Programme Specialist in the Department of Natural Science where he initiated and implemented several projects for improvement of science education. In 1955 on the request of Government of India Naidu transferred to India as science director for UNESCO, South East Asia. During 1957 – 59, he worked with the All India Council for Secondary Education as Field Adviser.

Personal life
Ramaiah Naidu met Ms. Marthe Mange of Swiss-French origin during the Second Round Table Conference in London. She was a journalist with Le Petit Democrat Populaire working in Paris and interested in Indology. She was the daughter of a wealthy businessman in Vosges region of France, who helped French Army during the World War I. The later day Italy dictator Benito Mussolini was one of Mange's former employees.

In 1940, the couple had a daughter, Leela Naidu who later acted in Indian Cinema, and was most famous for being listed as "The Worlds Most Beautiful Women" by Vogue and several magazines during the 1960s. She was married Tilak Raj Oberoi, son of Mohan Singh Oberoi, the founder of Oberoi Hotels and later to Dom Moraes the famous poet, writer and publisher based in Mumbai.

Ramaiah Naidu died on June 6, 1991, at the age of 87 years. The Association of Medical Physicists of India in 1992 created the Annual Dr. Ramaiah Naidu Memorial Oration Award in honour of Ramaiah's contribution and pioneering efforts in his works.

Mahesh Babu to Campaign for Galla Jayadev

The managing director of Amara Raja Batteries, Galla Jayadev on Sunday said that he would contest from the Guntur Parliamentary constituency, and talks are going on with the Telugu Desam party in this regard. “I will announce my decision after January 30,” he said.
Speaking to reporters on the premises of the newly launched extension unit of their industry near Chittoor, Mr Jayadev said that since childhood he was impressed by his grandfather late Rajagopal Naidu, veteran leader NG Ranga and his mother Galla Arunakumari and this prompted him to show interest in politics
Regarding the bifurcation issue, Mr Jayadev faulted the Congress party. “I don’t feel they (Congress) respected the people and the party leaders. Now they are initiating dialogue.” When asked whether his joining the Telugu Desam Party would bring political division in their family, he said the trend of members of the same family belonging to several parties is universal.
Replying to a question, Galla Jayadev said that he had consulted his relative and film actor Mahesh Babu about his foray into politics. “Mahesh Babu will not support any political party. But he will definitely canvass for me as an individual,” he said.
Interestingly, Mines Minister Galla Arunakumari, who was with her son, said that she would vote against the T-Bill in the Assembly. She rejected rumours of her hobnobbing with the TDP leaders following her presence with them in Guntur on Saturday. When asked whether she would contest as the Congress candidate in the coming elections, she said: “Let us see what happens then.”

Amara Raja's World's Largest Integrated VRLA Plant Coming up at Chittoor

Extending its business base in the district, Amara Raja Batteries Limited group, belonging to the Galla family, announced its expansion by launching the world’s largest integrated medium VRLA plant at Nunegundlapalli near Chittoor on Sunday.
The first factory in the 500 acre land, set up with an outlay of `350 crore, was inaugurated here on Sunday. With an employment generation capacity of 1,500 in the first plant, the plant can manufacture 3.5 million UPS batteries every year, ARBL managing director Galla Ramachandra Naidu said.
“The second plant is under construction and two more plants--one for tubular and other for plastic--will soon commence operations. The second unit, with an outlay of `350 crore, would provide jobs to another 1,500 people,” he said.
Emphasising that the company will focus on employment generation, Ramachandra Naidu said, “Chittoor is enveloped with barren hills. There is no agriculture and only industries here are dairy and poultry. For the economic growth of the district, industries are the only option and we are providing them.’’
Ramachandra Naidu said after the completion of all the plants, the company will provide jobs to as many as 20,000 persons.
Speaking on the occasion, ABRL vice-chairman and managing director Galla Jayadev said the UPS batteries cater to the need of industries and can be used domestically too.
He said Chittoor is a strategic location for development of industries. “Every one thinks that Chittoor is not viable as it is far off from the capital, Hyderabad. But, it is a strategic location as it is located three hours away from Chennai and Bangalore,’’ he said.
Jayadev said economic development will increase commercial activity at the place and also nearby towns. “Thanks to our Karakambadi plant, which is providing employment to 17,000 persons, the local economy increased by 30 per cent in Tirupati. Similarly, with a potential of 30,000 here, Chittoor town and nearby villages will develop,’’ he said.
On their future plans, Jayadev said though they have not yet finalised, they are going to invest in other districts including in coastal Andhra and Telangana.

View Gets $100M in Funding

View, a Milpitas, Calif.-based manufacturer of architectural dynamic glass that adjusts in response to external conditions and user preferences, has received a $100 million investment from Madrone Capital Partners.
“This investment from one of the premier private equity firms signals a huge leap forward for View,” said View CEO Rao Mulpuri. “As our project pipeline continues to grow, this investment will enable us to accelerate our growth, expand our market presence and continue to serve our broadening customer base.” Since launching in November 2012, View has installed more than 50 projects at college and corporate campuses, government buildings, hotels and hospitals in North America. View’s “Dynamic Glass” also significantly reduces energy usage.
In a typical dynamic glass commercial installation, annual HVAC and lighting energy consumption is reduced by 20% while HVAC peak load is reduced by 25%. Mulpuri formerly held executive posts at Novellus Systems, most recently president, Novellus Systems Japan, and VP and general manager, of its integrated metals business unit. He has a B.E. in mechanical engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology an M.S. in manufacturing engineering and Ph.D. in materials engineering degrees from Boston University.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Noted Surgical Gastroenterologist & Global Hospitals Founder Dr. Kancherla Ravindranath crowned at 6th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Awards 2013

Dr. Kancherla Ravindranath led Global Hospitals Group voted India's Best Managed Healthcare Chain 2013 & Founder Dr. Kancherla Ravindranath awarded Healthcare Visionary of The Decade in individual Jury.

Mumbai, Maharasthra: 6th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership & Pharmaleaders Business Leadership Awards 2013 (www.pharmaleaders2013.com ) organized by illustrious Network 7 Media Group's Pharmaleaderstv, Asia's most analytical news media in healthcare communications ( www.pharmaleaders.tv ) under the theme "Incredible Pharmaleaders 2013, Billion Dreams - Pushing India's Growth Agenda" was successfully organized at Mumbai on 26th December 2013 with several leading national & global brands in pharmaceuticals & healthcare were felicitated & recognized for their outstanding contribution to the healthcare industry & medical profession by the eminent jury members of Network 7 Media Group. More than 300 professionals of the healthcare industry & medical experts attended to the historic global platform.

Dr. Kancherla Ravindranath led Global Hospitals Group voted India's Best Managed Healthcare Chain 2013 & Founder Dr. Kancherla Ravindranath awarded Healthcare Visionary of The Decade at the glittering award ceremony. While Dr Ravindranath was voted by the jury members of the Network 7 Media Group in an individual category, Global Hospitals Group received the rare distinction of winning the coveted & prestigious "India's Best Managed Healthcare Chain 2013" by the people of india in the voting category after reaching to the top five finalists declared by the jury members of Pharmaleaders Group. Global Hospitals Group received the maximum number of votes of a sample size of 5 million votes that were thrown to public for voting via sms,email & physical interviews conducted by the Pharmaleaders media in 22 states & 5 Nations. Global Hospitals Group emerged out as a clear winner beating the biggest healthcare chains in india & abroad such as Apollo Hospitals Group, Fortis Healthcare, Care Hospitals, Manipal Hospitals Group. At a time when Healthcare Innovations in india is struggling to make its impact due to regulatory constraints, lack of healthcare insurance & high cost of infrastructure & consultant's professional fees, Global Hospitals is clearly not compromising in quality healthcare & carved out a niche for itself in the Managed Healthcare added Satya.

"The rise of Global Hospitals Group in India having its presence in Hyderabad,Mumbai,Bengaluru & Chennai with world class specialized medical aid in areas ranging from diagnosis to multi-organ transplantation, from simple procedures to complex surgeries, international expertise and state-of-the-art infrastructure caught the attention of the people's mind while voting" said Satya Brahma, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Pharmaleaders Group. Global Hospitals is India's leading and the fastest growing super specialty care and multi-organ transplantation hospital. Pioneers in performing transplantation surgeries, Global Hospitals has to its credit many trailblazing achievements made possible by combining research, teaching and patient care.

In a communication to Pharmaleaders, Dr. Kancherla Ravindranath, CMD, Global Hospitals Group said " Global Hospitals Group is the creation of meeting the complex medical treatments of the people of india & providing world-class medical services with latest infrastructure in our each Hospitals, I feel humbled & elated to receive the award from the Pharmaleaders Jury specially when people of india voted us as India's Best Managed Hospital Chain".


Dr. Kancherla Ravindranath, is a world-renowned expert in Surgical Gastroenterology, and the founder of Global Hospitals Group - acknowledged as India's fastest growing chain of tertiary care multi super specialty hospitals. Under Dr. Ravindranath's visionary leadership and guidance, Global Hospitals Group has become the premier and niche healthcare center that is in to performing high-end surgeries, such as the first ever liver, heart, twin kidney and bone marrow transplants in Andhra Pradesh and multiple such cutting edge and pioneering surgeries in India. Currently, with eight world class tertiary care Hospitals in Chennai, Bengaluru & Hyderabad, and soon Mumbai centre opening up, today Global Hospitals has grown to be acknowledged as the world's most comprehensive centre for Liver & Pancreas Diseases and Transplantation. While working in some of UK's top medical institutions, witnessing the hardships of Liver transplant patients and their painstaking ordeal, spending huge amounts of money, Dr. Kancherla Ravindranath realized the urgent need for a Liver transplant facility in India. Deeply touched by the plight of hundreds of patients' and inspired by his late Father's advice to come back to serve India, Dr. Ravindranath relinquished his very successful practice in UK and returned to India to establish Global Hospitals. Global Hospitals is India's leading and the fastest growing super specialty care and multi-organ transplantation hospital. Pioneers in performing transplantation surgeries, Global Hospitals has to its credit many trailblazing achievements made possible by combining research, teaching and patient care. Global Hospitals constantly strive for quality and innovation while excelling in advanced technology and modern facilities that are crucial to the delivery of high quality medical care, Global Hospital's doctors, nurses and technicians has indeed made Global Hospitals a place of highly specialized expertise.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Pranjala Yadlapalli wins Girls singles ITF Title


CHANDIGARH: Pranjala Yadlapalli won the  girls singles title, in the ITF Juniors Grade-3 World Ranking Juniors Tournament at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium. Overnight rains delayed the start of the finals.

In the girls singles 7th seed Thai girl Bunyawi Thamchaiwat played some aggressive ground strokes and moved Pranjala Yadlapalli from one corner to another taking the set at 6-3. In 2nd set Pranjala fought back and matching every shot that 7th seed hit. Pranjala kept her cool and took the set at 6-2. In the third and final deciding set Pranjala took an early 3-0 lead. After this she maintained her lead and lost only 3 games to win the final set at 6-3.

Davis Cup debut to Saketh Myneni


AITA handed Davis Cup debut to Saketh Myneni, who will play doubles with Bopanna, while Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri will lead India's challenge in singles.

Saketh Myneni, ranked 318th, was chosen ahead of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (314), who is the third-highest ranked player in singles after Somdev (93) and Yuki (172).

Myeneni was rewarded for his superior singles record against Jeevan and his stellar performance at the Chennai Open, where he along with his Russian partner Karen Khachanov shocked the top-seeded pair of Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi en route to the semifinals.

Happy Pongal and Makar Sankranti



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Little Udayasri Surapaneni knows it all

Ten-year-old Udayasri Surapaneni recently bagged the jury award for drawing at the 5th International Youth and Child Art Exhibition, which had participants from 14 other countries. And that’s just the most recent of her achievements. She is also a black belt in Taekwondo and the winner of the ‘Budding Star’ title at the MaRRS International Spelling Bee Championship. She has also won at a Hindi elocution competition and is fast learning the tricks of chess. She has also  attempted a Taekwondo feat for the Guinness Records.
According to her mother S. Anuradha, little Udayasri is oblivious of her many feats and is more concerned about participating in the Spelling Bee contest in the USA. And catching criminals! “I want to become a CID officer. I want to catch thieves. I like adventure,” says the Class VI student.
Sadly, Udayasri’s enthusiasm for learning new things hits a lean patch every now and then. As her mother and her best friend explains, “She suffers from bronchial asthma and each bout takes her days to recover. She is also allergic to many foods.  We are taking her to doctors. I never let her exert herself.” Udayasri also likes to improve her English vocabulary. “Even in KG class, she could easily remember 50-70 words. She always had a sharp memory,” says the proud mother, who gave up her career as an advocate to care for her daughter full-time.