Mangaluru, Feb 01 2019: Poorvaprabha Patil, a second-year student at Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal, won accolades at the Indian Health Professional Awards function held in Panaji, Goa, on Republic Day.
A release issued by MAHE on Thursday said that Ms. Patil won two of the three awards she was nominated for — ‘Outstanding Medico of the Year’ and ‘Emerging Medical Speaker of the Year’. She missed out on the ‘Young Medical Achiever of the Year’ award.
“The winners were selected from over 400 nominations. The prestigious national-level awards ceremony was attended by over 200 doctors from within and outside the country,” an excited Ms. Patil said.
The ebullient KMC medico has a string of achievements to her credit. Some of her off-campus engagements and achievements are: HIFA (Healthcare information for all), being co-moderator at a 11,000-member global platform working on access to healthcare information.
She is the only one from India on the 10-member Youth Committee for Policy and Advocacy working for 53 Commonwealth nations on launching a women’s mentorship programme to empower women across Africa. She is also the India ambassador for the International Journal for Medical Students. She co-founded an NGO called ‘Lumina Vitae’ which works for the underprivileged in India, primarily on rural healthcare, at the age of 18, the press release said.