CJI presents Capital Foundation Award to Dr Suneetha Narreddy
Hyderabad: Chief Justice of India Mr Justice Uday Umesh Lalit; conferred the prestigious Capital Foundation Award 2022; on Dr Suneetha Narreddy, in recognition of her outstanding and distinctive contribution to Infectious Diseases Control, at a program organised to commemorate the 108th Birth Anniversary of Justice V. R. Krishna lyer by Capital Foundation Society and Justice Krishna Iyer Free Legal Aid Cell; at India Islamic Cultural Centre Auditorium, New Delhi; today. Dr Suneetha Narreddy is an eminent infectious Diseases specialist and a consultant at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. Shri K. K. Venugopal, was conferred the Life Time Achievement Award: and several other distinguished citizens were presented various other awards on the occasion.
Dr Suneetha Narreddy, a well-known Infectious Diseases Specialist, started the department of Infectious Diseases at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad and subsequently started the Infectious Diseases Fellowship through National Board of Examinations. Her contributions during the H1N1 and the recent COVID pandemic were commended by the state governments. She has worked as a liaison between the Private and Public sector to improve the care of TB and drug resistant TB patients. She is in the expert panel for Drug Resistant Tuberculosis for the state of Telangana. She heads the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad and is part of other committees including the Drugs and Therapeutics committee, Infection Control Committee etc. She is the founding member and treasurer of the Clinical Infectious Diseases Society, India; Member of the Fungal Infection Study Forum; Infectious Diseases Society of India. She has organized multiple conferences in Infectious Diseases including General ID, Transplant ID, Tuberculosis etc. Dr Suneetha Narreddy has contributed in multiple capacities including, member of the WHO GDG on Drug resistant tuberculosis, WHO guideline development group in treatment of cysticercosis, India COVID guidelines Antibody Working Group. She is involved in clinical research in COVID, transplant related infections and tuberculosis.