PRESITIGIOUS AWARD TO PUNJAB DOCTOR COUPLE
Author(s): City Air NewsLudhiana, February 14, 2019: It is a matter of great pride for Punjab that a doctor couple was chosen for the “Pioneer in Healthcare Award” by a prestigious newspaper group. At a glittering ceremony on 13 February...
Ludhiana, February 14, 2019: It is a matter of great pride for Punjab that a doctor couple was chosen for the “Pioneer in Healthcare Award” by a prestigious newspaper group. At a glittering ceremony on 13 February 2019 in Chandigarh the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment – Mr Vijay Sampla – bestowed the award to Dr HS Bedi and Dr Nandini K Bedi.
Dr Harinder Singh Bedi – Chief Consultant Cardio Vascular Endovascular & Thoracic Sciences at Shalby Hospital Mohali – was the only Cardio Vascular surgeon chosen for this award from North India. He was chosen as he was started the first heart surgery centre in the private sector in Punjab in 1995. Dr Bedi is credited with 3 world first surgeries documented in the Limca Book of World Records. He was the first to document the first series of 100 patients of multivessel beating heart surgery with angiographic follow up . This was published in the most prestigious cardiac surgery journal – the Annals of Thoracic Surgery – and also in the Limca Book of World Records. He has a number of other world first surgeries which have made cardio vascular surgery safe and predictable. Dr Bedi is one of the senior most Cardio Vascular surgeons of India. He has earlier worked at the St Vincents Hospital in Australia where he has had extensive training in Heart and Lung transplant. He has also recently used the 3D printing technology for treating a large lung malformation – this was the first time in the word that this was ever done. He also has an innovative procedure which is named after him – the Bedi-LIMA buttress technique. He was earlier the Head of Cardio Vascular Surgery at the CMC & H Ludhiana.
Dr Nandini K Bedi is the current HOD Paediatric Surgery at the CMC Ludhiana and was also awarded for her immense contribution to the field of Paediatric Surgery. She was the first to start a Paediatric Surgery programme in the private sector in Punjab in 1998 when she successfully transplanted her knowledge and skills of working in this super specialised field in Sydney and Delhi to Punjab . Her ethos and compassion matches that of the teachings of Christianity and all religions. True to her Institute’s motto of ‘My Work is for a King” she could not personally attend the function as she was on emergency call and could not leave her patients. She was the only Paediatric Surgeon chosen for this award in North India.