Medical breakthroughs and innovations have defined much of the last century. But it is also painfully true that this is also the time when the average health of a human being has gone downhill. Starting from hypertension, diabetes, heart attacks, cancer and even mental diseases are seen to be on the rise. The future of healthcare lies with doctors, practitioners and physicians, who keep their patient’s health at the center of their focus, and not get carried away by the compulsions of competition and financial growth. The Visvamitra International Award for Medicine will honour those for whom the health of their patients stand supreme.
Dr.Doina Napa is a graduate of Medicine and Pharmacy from Cluj Napoca, Romania. She has fully dedicated the last 38 years to practice pediatrics and has immensely contributed to the welfare of thousands of children and their families. As a young physician, she worked in remote villages in the Northern part of Romania and helped develop medical centres where children were treated. Dr Doina Napa has looked after thousands of children from unprivileged families and minorities. Currently she is a family doctor caring for the well being of more than 3000 persons.