In recognition of her contribution to providing comprehensive and quality antenatal care, Suman S. Bhalke, obstetrician and gynaecologist and Managing Director of Bhalke Vydehi Hospital, Bidar, received the ‘I Pledge For 9 Achievers Award.’
The award was instituted by the Centre, as part of its Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA). The PMSMA is aimed at encouraging private sector practitioners to provide antenatal care to pregnant women from economically weaker sections at government-monitored centres periodically.
At a ceremony in New Delhi on Friday, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare J.P. Nadda distributed the awards to the achievers. Dr. Bhalke was the only person to win from Karnataka.