29-year old doctor Subhankar Paul from Tura has received the Best Resident Surgeon Award for 2017. The award was presented on the occasion of the Founder’s Day of Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. The award is named Dr Chakravarty Memorial Award.
The award is given on the basis of academic activities such as papers, presentations, publications and voting amongst all the consultants of general surgery. The Founder and Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, Prathap C Reddy presented Paul with a certificate and a book of surgery, ‘Fischer’s Mastery of Surgery’, worth Rs 10,000.
Paul excelled at Sherwood School in Tura. He was one of the top 10 candidates from the State in Class XII in 2005 and ranked fifth from Don Bosco College, Tura. He topped in the All India Entrance Test and was selected in the field of surgery by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
Healthcare in Garo Hills is really poor and the young doctor is keen to lend a helping hand. He says, ‘I would like to see quality healthcare available to the people of Garo Hills and the North East and I am prepared to use my expertise once I complete my post graduation.’