VCCircle Healthcare Awards 2014, along with VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2013, which was held on September 25 at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, shaped into a grand event, bringing together more than 300 CEOs representing India's top and emerging healthcare companies as well as institutional and private equity investors betting on the sector.

The second edition of the annual awards programme for the sector brought together a distinguished jury comprising Rajen Padukone, group president, Manipal Education and Medical Group; Ajay Kumar Vij, co-founder & CEO, Asian Healthcare Fund; and Dr Om Manchanda, CEO, Dr Lal PathLabs.

The awards programme received several nominations along with a few recommendations by the jury members themselves.

After an extensive deliberation on the data collated by VCCEdge/VCCircle research team, the jury examined qualitative facts shared by nominated companies, debated on several names before deciding the winners for the awards.

The awards were presented for six categories, emerging multi-specialty healthcare provider, most innovative delivery/product/services entity, most indigenous medical equipment/device company, best diagnostics service company, emerging wellness/healthcare retail company and lastly the most promising healthcare startup.

Emerging Multi-specialty Healthcare Provider

Nominees: Ravindranath GE Medical Associates Pvt Ltd (Global Hospitals), Aster DM Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Ivy Health & Life Sciences Pvt Ltd (Ivy Hospitals)

Winner: Aster DM Healthcare Pvt Ltd

Most Innovative Delivery/Product/Services Entity in Healthcare

Nominees: Vaatsalya Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Mewar Orthopaedic Hospital Pvt. Ltd, Rainbow Childrens Medicare Pvt. Ltd. (Rainbow Hospitals)

Winner: Vaatsalya Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Most Indigenous Medical Equipment/Devices Company

Nominees: Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd, Perfint Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, Trivitron Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

Winner: Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd

Best Diagnostic Service Company

Nominees: SRL Ltd, Metropolis Health Services Ltd.

Winner: SRL Ltd

Emerging Wellness/Healthcare Retail Company

Nominees: Gorgeous Skin Pvt Ltd, Wellspring Healthcare Pvt Ltd (Healthspring), Total Dental care Pvt Ltd (My Dentist)

Winner: Total Dental care Pvt Ltd (My Dentist)

Most Promising Healthcare Startup

Nominees: Aquamarine HealthCare Pvt. Ltd(, Forus Health Pvt. Ltd, mHealth Ventures India Pvt. Ltd. (

Winner: Aquamarine HealthCare Pvt. Ltd. (

The award ceremony was well received by all attendees and it concluded with a cocktail evening celebrating the winners. We look forward to a glamorous third addition for the VCCircle Healthcare Awards 2015.


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(Edited by Joby Puthuparampil Johnson)

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