India, 17th October, 2022: Fernandez Foundation, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation and parent organisation to Fernandez Hospitals, Fernandez Clinics and Fernandez Child Development Centre, announced Dr Pramod Gaddam’s appointment as the Managing Director. In this new role, Dr Pramod will oversee strategy and overall operation of the foundation.
Dr Pramod joined the Fernandez medical team in 1994 and later became the Head of the Dept. of Neonatology in 2001. He took over as a full-time Director of Fernandez Hospital Private Limited in 2009, which was converted to a Foundation in 2018Prior to his appointment as the MD, Dr Pramod was serving as the CEO of Fernandez Foundation.
Dr Pramod has played a vital role in building Fernandez Foundation. He is a firm believer and practitioner of respectful care for both the mother and the newborn. Over the years, Dr Pramod has introduced several innovations and best practices to ensure this philosophy is practised. Apart from ensuring the best clinical practices and training for doctors and nurses, he introduced Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) at Fernandez way back in 2004 after a detailed study in South Africa. He helped set up a Human Milk Bank in 2007 at Fernandez, the first of its kind in a private hospital. He also played a key role in the establishment of Fernandez Child Development Centre (FCDC), a centre for children with special needs.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Pramod as the new managing director. Dr Pramod has significantly contributed towards the growth of the organisation and has demonstrated excellent leadership qualities,” said Dr Evita Fernandez, Chairperson at Fernandez Foundation. “I am confident that the foundation will scale new heights under his leadership, and I wish him the very best for his future endeavours.”
“I am honoured and excited about taking on this new opportunity. I would like to thank Dr Evita for being a great mentor, friend, and a confidant. I would also like to extend my gratitude to all my colleagues who have supported and trusted me throughout this journey. I look forward to continuing working towards our mission of humanising childbirth and providing quality healthcare to every mother and newborn,” said Dr Pramod.
About Fernandez Foundation: Fernandez Foundation is a not-for-profit healthcare organisation committed to equitable and respectful care for women & children and is the parent organisation to Fernandez Hospitals, Fernandez Outpatient Clinics, and Fernandez Child Development Centre. For more information, please visit – https://fernandez.foundation
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