#JustIn: Padma awards 2019 announced, 15 awardees in Medicin
The government has just announced the names of the Padma awardees 2019- one of the highest civilian awards of the country- on the eve of the 70th Republic Day.

This year the President of India has approved conferment of 112 Padma Awards including one duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one), 4 Padma Vibhushan, 14 Padma Bhushan and 94 Padma Shri Awards.

21 of the awardees are women and the list also includes 11 persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI, 3 Posthumous awardees and 1 transgender person.

The awardees in Medicine include the following:-

1. Shri Ashok Laxmanrao Kukade, Affordable Healthcare
2. Shri Illias Ali, Surgery
3. Shri Omesh Kumar Bharti, Rabies
4. Shri Mammen Chandy, Hematology
5. Shri Sandeep Guleria, Surgery
6. Shri Pratap Singh Hardia, Ophthmology
7. Shri Sudam Kate, Sickle Cell
8. Shri Ravindra Kolhe, Ms. Smita Kolhe (Duo)*, Affordable
9. Shri Shadab Mohammad, Dentistry
10. Shri Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Affordable Healthcare
11. Shri Tsering Norboo, Surgery
12. Shri Jagat Ram, Ophthalmology
13. Shri R V Ramani, Ophthalmology
14. Shri Ramaswami Venkataswami, Surgery

Source: https://padmaawards.gov.in/PDFS/2019AwardeesList.pdf
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