Dr. Pratibha Singhi, Professor and Department Head, Paediatric Neurology, Amrita Hospital, Faridabad, has been honoured with the prestigious Smt. Gayatri Jaipuria Award for Women’s Excellence in Medicine and Healthcare. This award is in recognition of her extraordinary contributions towards developing the field of paediatric neurology and neurodevelopment in India and for working towards women’s empowerment in and out of the workplace.
Because of her extensive original research, Dr Singhi has received many research awards and has been listed among Stanford University’s Top 2% Scientists in the World. She went beyond the call of her duty to work for children with special needs, including cerebral palsy and autism.
She developed a system for home rehabilitation and trained thousands of professionals, paraprofessionals, and grassroots workers for early detection and early intervention for children with developmental disabilities.
“I am both delighted and humbled, and extremely grateful to Sitaram Jaipuria Foundation. This recognition will give me further motivation to carry on my work with renewed enthusiasm and passion. This will also inspire the younger doctors to strive to achieve excellence in research, institution building, and to provide compassionate care to their patients,” said Dr. Singhi.
The yearly awards acknowledge and honour esteemed healthcare professionals for their remarkable achievements in the medical field and their commitment to excellence in medical leadership, contributing significantly to the betterment of society as a whole.
This recognition will give me further motivation to carry on my work with renewed enthusiasm and passion. This will also inspire the younger doctors to strive to achieve excellence in research, institution building, and to provide compassionate care to their patients.Dr. Pratibha Singhi
A communication addressed to her from the Secretariat of the Sitaram Jaipuria Foundation said that the foundation salutes Dr. Singhi as a lifesaver who is a source of inspiration to doctors and women across the country and recognises her immense contributions to the field of Paediatric Neurology and seminal contributions to the field of medicine.
Dr. Singhi’s research has provided the scientific evidence for formulating guidelines in the field of paediatric neurology and has led to paradigm changes in the management of children with neurocysticercosis, CNS infections, autism, and cerebral palsy.
Her expertise and advisory roles in UNICEF, WHO, and World Bank have helped formulate policies for child development and early childhood education. She has also made her mark in global leadership as the President of the International Child Neurology Association.
Dr. Singhi received the award during a ceremony in Delhi with Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre as the guest of honour. Ms. Bendre, who is a cancer survivor, expressed gratitude for the medical profession, stating that doctors played a pivotal role in granting her a second chance at life.
Shri Ashok Jaipuria, Chairman, Sitaram Jaipuria Foundation, underlined the invaluable contributions and sacrifices made by doctors in the country. He lauded their hard work and commitment, stressing the importance of acknowledging and honouring their efforts. The award event concluded with a sarod performance by maestro Shri Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his sons.