Mangaluru: Dr Shantharam Baliga feted with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’


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Mangaluru, Oct 8: Eminent city based paediatrician and neonatologist Dr B Shantharam Baliga was feted with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Indian Academy of Paediatrics Neonatalogy Chapter. The national level award was conferred upon him on September 28 during ‘IAPNEOCON 2019’, the 12th National Conference of Indian Academy of Paediatrics Neonatology Chapter held at Chancery Pavillion Hotel, Bengaluru. Dr Karthik Nagesh N and Dr Praveen Venkatagiri, organizing chairman and organizing secretary of the conference respectively officiated the award handover ceremony.

‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ was given to Dr Baliga for his extraordinary contribution to improving Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in public health sector.


Dr B Shantharam Baliga

Dr B Shantharam Baliga is a veteran neonatologist who has been actively associated with public health sector for nearly three decades. He is credited with developing the NICU at Lady Goschen Hospital and PICU at Government Wenlock Hospital with modern high end facilities. He was pivotal in creating the Regional Advanced Paediatric Care Centre (RAPCC) at Mangaluru, which is considered to be a model facility of its kind. He has envisioned the new NICU at Lady Goschen Hospital after the hospital underwent renovation this year. The new NICU is designed to be on par with corporate hospitals and is a boon to poor patients.

Dr B Shantharam Baliga served at Kasturba Medical College as Professor of Paediatrics including stints as Head of the Department. He has also been a President of National Neonatology Forum, Karnataka State Chapter. He has often served on various government consultative bodies for improving child health in the country.

Dr B Shantharam Baliga has been associated with Malaria control programme of Mangaluru City Corporation since its inception in the early ‘90s. Most recently on his initiative, conceptualization and perseverance, Mangaluru City Corporation was able to develop the Malaria control software, which has been highly effective in tight monitoring of Malaria in the city.

He spearheaded an initiative of the state government to establish special new-born care units in 19 district hospitals across the state by health department. His role included setting up full-fledged baby care units and training the personnel. This has benefited thousands of poor families and saved countless lives. About 5000 to 6000 babies are treated at these units annually.

  

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  • Neetha, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Congrats doc . God bless u

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  • Balnath Bhandary, USA

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Congratulations !!!
    Best wishes to you and your family

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  • IRENE URSULA ALVA, Mudarangadi, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Hearty congratulations for your dedicated care and service Sir, You deserve the best! It was a great experience to work with you.

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Congratulations Sir, you are a gifted human being, more than a Doctor to the city of Mangalore. I feel this award is small in front of your Dedication & Personality.
    My family and I can't forget your timely treatment and care of our son .
    Thank you Doctor and All the Best!

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  • Vivian Pais, Chikmagalur/ Shivamogga

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Congratulations to Dr Shantharam Baliga for the dedicated service which got him the award. Vivian

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Congrats to Dr. Shantharam Baliga. You righty deserve the " Lifetime Achievement Award". Wish you all the very best.

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  • Dr. Ramachandra Kamath, Manipal

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Hearty congratulations!

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  • Shoan D Souza, Sacheripet

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Congratulations sir.....!
    It's a great experience to work with Dr.B.S.Baliga , and he deserves that award. No doubt, he is a best pediatrician in Mangalore, more than that he is a best human being down to earth.

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  • Leslie N Rego, Bendur

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Hearty congratulations and warm felicitations Dear Dr Baliga.... You had taken care of my children when they were Infants till they grew up. Your contribution as a pediatrician is a gift to the city of Mangalore, i appreciate your service with immense pleasure and wish you all the very best in all your endeavors

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Congratulations ...

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