Bhubaneswar: SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM), the one-stop, next generation, multi-superspecialty, quaternary care hospital which came up in the Odisha capital a year ago, has emerged as the number one hospital in the emerging category in eastern India in the Times Health Icon award ceremony held here on Sunday.
The departments of Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Emergency and Trauma Care and Pediatrics at SUMUM were chosen as the top departments in the emerging category.
SUMUM’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Swetapadma Dash and Chief of Medical Services, Brig. (Dr.) Biraj Mohan Mishra were present to receive the award from Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty.
Union minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha’s minister for Health and Family Welfare, Naba Kishore Das also graced the occasion.
SUMUM, an initiative of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, recently has achieved the 5th edition National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Health Care Providers (NABH) certificate within 365 days of its inception, while the 5th edition is yet to complete one year.
The hospital, which has pocketed five different honours within the first year of its existence, also became the country’s first hospital to get the NABH certificate in its 5th edition.