Bhubaneswar, Mar 31: The Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of medicine of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), has been chosen the number one hospital in the city in eight different departments in the Times Health Icons awards presented here on Sunday.
The hospital’s departments of Gastro Sciences, Emergency and Trauma Care, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Dermatology and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Fertility were ranked number one at the ceremony organised by the Times Group and graced by Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty.
Besides, the departments of Pediatrics, Oncology and Cardiology were placed second while Orthopedics and Nephrology were ranked third.
The SUM Covid Hospital, which fought the pandemic valiantly, was presented the honour certificate at the ceremony which was attended by the Union minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha’s minister for Health and Family Welfare Naba Kishore Das.
Several of the Covid warriors from the SUM Covid Hospital were felicitated on the occasion.
SOA Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, Medical Superintendent of IMS and SUM Hospital Prof. Pusparaj Samantasinhar and several doctors of the hospital attended the program.