Mumbai,ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd., Indias largest private sector General Insurance Company and CNBC TV-18, Indias leading business channel today announced the launch of ICICI Lombard-CNBC TV18 Healthcare Awards 2010 to recognize the best healthcare providers in India. These awards aim to set a new benchmark for the healthcare industry, thus encouraging them to scale up their efforts in order to provide quality healthcare to consumers. Benchmarking the quality of services and infrastructure levels at the healthcare facilities will benefit the Indian consumer.
The multi-phase selection methodology is powered by IMRB and includes service provider profile assessment, consumer feedback and doctor ratings. The final shortlist will be judged by an eminent jury concluding with the awards ceremony. The awards aim to recognise excellence in tertiary, secondary and specialist healthcare as also in social responsibility and innovation.
The awards will be presented in the following categories:
Best Multispecialty Tertiary Hospital of the Year
Best Hospital in Secondary Healthcare - North, East, West, South
- Metro Category
- Non Metro Category
Best Single Specialty Hospital
- Gynaecology & Obstetrics
- Nephrology & Urology
- Social Responsibility Award
- Most Innovative Hospital
Eligible healthcare providers can send in their nominations by September 10, 2010. Healthcare providers can nominate themselves by visiting the website http://hca.moneycontrol.com/
Announcing the awards initiative, Mr. Sanjay Datta, Head-Customer Service, Health, said, The Indian healthcare industry is seen to be growing at a rapid pace and healthcare providers are now looking at ways of enhancing overall patient experience with improving operational efficiency. ICICI Lombard is committed towards providing health coverage with a view to meeting the need for quality healthcare in the country and this proactive initiative by ICICI Lombard and CNBC TV18 is to reaffirm the effort
According to Mr. Ajay Chacko, Director TV18 Business Media and CEO Forbes India, With a change in the Indian demographic scenario, the disease profiles and shift from chronic to lifestyle diseases, the countrys healthcare industry has seen an upsurge in its overall spending of the healthcare delivery. These awards aim at recognizing the achievements of those Indian health care providers who have undoubtedly extended best infrastructural facilities, excellent in-house services to their patients and have provided holistic care for the well-being on an individual.
The Healthcare Awards will be a grand event which will witness the coming together of the entire healthcare community. Leaders from private and government organizations, policy makers, representatives from the government and key people from sector affiliates will assemble to recognize and applaud the achievements of the best healthcare providers.
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About ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd.
ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd. is a 74:26 joint venture between ICICI Bank Limited, Indias second largest bank with consolidated total assets of over USD 100 billion at March 31, 2010 and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, a Canada based USD 30 billion diversified financial services company engaged in general insurance, reinsurance, insurance claims management and investment management.
ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd. is the largest private sector general insurance company in India with a Gross Written Premium (GWP) of Rs. 3,694.7 crore for the year ended March 31, 2010. The company issued over 44 lakh policies and settled over 62 lakh claims and has a claim disposal ratio of 96% (percentage of claims settled against claims reported) as on March 31, 2010. The company has 4,500 employees and 327 branches as on June 30, 2010.
The company has been assigned a domestic rating of iAAA by ICRA (an associate of Moodys Investors Service) for highest claim paying ability and a fundamentally strong position, for the fourth consecutive year. ICICI Lombard Auto Insurance has been rated highest in customer satisfaction by J.D. Power Asia Pacific in India among 11 auto insurance providers. The company has been conferred the Golden Peacock- Eco Innovation Award of 2009 for weather insurance and the Customer and Brand Loyalty award in the Insurance Sector - Non-Life at the 3rd Loyalty awards, 2010. It was awarded the General Insurance Company of the Year at the 11th Asia Insurance Industry Awards. The company also won the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Award 2007 and was adjudged as the most Customer Responsive Company in the Insurance category at the Economic Times Avaya GlobalConnect Customer Responsiveness Award 2006. It has the Gold Shield for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) for the year ended March 31, 2006.
ICICI Lombard allows instant policy issuance and renewal through its website www.icicilombard.com for all retail insurance products including Car Insurance, Health Insurance, Travel Insurance, Two Wheeler Insurance and Home Insurance. There are multiple payment options available including internet banking, credit card, debit card and cash card.
About CNBC TV18
CNBC-TV18 is Indias No.1 business medium and the undisputed leader in business news. CNBC-TV18 has been an integral part of the Indian economic story, spearheading and mirroring these enterprising times.
The channels benchmark coverage extends from corporate news, financial markets coverage, expert perspective on investing and management to industry verticals and beyond. CNBC-TV18 has been constantly innovating with new genres of programming that helps make business more relevant to different constituencies across India. Indias most able business audience consumes CNBC-TV18 for their information & investing needs. This audience is highly diversified at one level comprising of key groups such as business leaders, professionals, retail investors, brokers and traders, intermediaries, self employed professionals, High Net Worth individuals, students and even homemakers but shares a distinct commonality in terms of their spirit of enterprise.CNBC-TV18 is currently available in over 30 million households in India.