New Delhi: Dr Devender Singh Rana (DS Rana), Chairman, Board of Management, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi has been selected for the prestigious BC Roy Award in the category of Eminent Medical Person for his contributions to the field of Medicine.
Speaking to team Medical Dialogues , Dr Rana said , ” I am humbled by the by the prestigious award . I hail from a small village Dasmal and had to face hardships during my education . To attend school , I has to travel 12 kms one way and took 3 hours daily to reach school . I owe this award to my late parents who taught me to work hard with sincerity and live with honesty . This award is dedicated to my teacher’s and Gurus who made me what I am today .And not the least to this great institution of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where I have devoted 35 years of my career .”
Hailing from a small village in Himachal Pradesh, Dr D S Rana pursued his MBBS from Indira Gandhi Medical College, passing in the year 1972 . Post this, he did his post-graduation from prestigious medical institutes of India i.e. MD (Medicine) in 1976 from PGIMER, Chandigarh and MNAMS (Nephrology) in 1980 from AIIMS, New Delhi. He was awarded International Scholarship in Renal Transplantation by Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA in 1986.
He has been identified as a pioneer to start nephrology services in northern India in non-government sector at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, where he joined in 1981. With his devotion, dedication and leadership, he has established a department of excellence at this prestigious institute and currently he is the Chairman of the department.
He is the founder of Parvati Education & Health Society, an NGO aimed at providing quality education and healthcare at affordable prices at the doorsteps of rural population and undertakes a number of activities to take healthcare to the corners of his native state, Himachal.
In the past, he has been awarded with numerous accolades recognising his contribution to the field of medicine in general and nephrology in particular. He has held various positions in government and non-government bodies in healthcare. Recognising his services and attachment to the people of Himachal Pradesh, Hon’ble President of India conferred him with the prestigious award Padma Shri in the year 2009.