PM’s cardiac surgeon gets lifetime achievement award

July 20th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Ramakanth Panda, the Mumbai-based cardiac surgeon who conducted the bypass surgery on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh earlier this year, was given the Bank of Baroda Lifetime Achievement Award here Monday.
“The award is being given to Dr. Panda for his extraordinary contribution in the field of cardiac surgery,” said a bank statement.

The annual award is conferred on eminent personalities in various disciplines in appreciation to their outstanding contribution to their field of expertise.

The 53-year-old AIIMS alumnus, who is chief executive officer of the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) Mumbai, has operated upon many members of parliament and state legislators.

Panda has performed more than 700 repeat bypass surgeries and more than 1,500 high-risk surgeries.

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