Thiruvananthapuram: The State governments Best Doctor awards for the year 2009 have been announced.
In the Dental department, the Best Doctor award went to Prashantila Janam, Head of the Department of Periodontics, Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram.
Sairu Philip, Associate Professor, Community Medicine, Alappuzha Medical College, won the award in the Medical Education department; R. Shahir Sha, medical officer at Karavalloor primary health centre, Kollam, in the Health Services; and B. Sumadevi, Insurance Medical Officer, in the Employees State Insurance. In the private sector, the Best Doctor award went to P.I. Verghese Chemmanam, senior consultant, S.H. Medical Centre, Kottayam.
The awards will be given away on Doctors Day, which falls on Thursday.