Emeritus Professor Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe, Dr. Stella Chinyelu Okoli and Prof. Eyitayo Lambo were the three eminent persons who cart home the Lifetime Achievement prize of the sixth edition of Nigeria Health Care Excellence Award (NHEA).
The award which held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos weekend, also bestowed the special recognition award on Dr. Mohammed Pate for providing leadership in the reduction of polio in Nigeria, while Dr. Aranmolate Ayobami received his for the revolution of cosmetic surgery in Nigeria.
The event which had several doctors, hospital administrators, pharmacists, owners of health management organisations (HMOs), captains of industry and stakeholders in the health sector in attendance also awarded ‘Outstanding CSR Health Project of the Year’ to Healing Stripes Hospital for providing free dialysis for the less-privileged.
Also, Nasarawa State won the Outstanding State Government Healthcare Programme of the Year award for Establishment of model comprehensive Primary Health Centre, Kwandere.
Similarly, the Outstanding Healthcare Project-Friendly Financial Institution of the Year went to GroFin Nigeria and Access Bank Plc.
Moreover, Nurses on Air (Pinnacle Health Radio), took home the award for Healthcare Media Excellence Award for the Broadcast, whereas Lily Hospitals, Warri won Private Healthcare Provider of the Year.
The Private Laboratory Service Provider of the Year was awarded to SYNLAB and Clinix Healthcare won Radiology Service Provider of the Year.
Likewise, Total Health Trust Limited (A Member of Liberty Holdings South Africa) was awarded Health Maintenance Organisation of the Year, while the Innovative Healthcare Service Provider of the Year was given to CarePay Nigeria Ltd.
Additionally, Solid Rock Hospital won PharmAccess SafeCare Outstanding Facility of the Year, where The Bridge Clinic was awarded IVF Service Provider of the Year.
In the same vein, Smile360 Dental Specialists was bestowed Dental Service Provider of the Year, while Physiotherapy Service Provider of the Year was given to Wellpath Physiotherapy.
Also, University College Hospital, Ibadan won Tertiary Healthcare Provider of the Year, while Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Service Award of the Year was presented to JNC International Ltd.
The rest of the winners: DCL Laboratory Products Ltd., Abuja won Laboratory Equipment Marketing Company of the Year while GE Healthcare was awarded Hospital Equipment Marketing Company of the Year.
Pharmaceutical Retail Outlet of the Year went to Healthplus Pharmacy, whereas May & Baker Nigeria Plc. won Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company of the Year.