“Wellness At Work” Summit Organized by Manipal Hospitals

Bangalore, 22 January 2020: Manipal Hospitals, foremost multi-specialty healthcare provider committed to clinical excellence and patient care organized first of its kind “Wellness At Work” summit today in Bangalore. The idea behind this unique summit was to create a holistic wellness program that caters to mental and emotional wellbeing of individuals. The event witnessed participation of more than 150 corporates. Mr. Rahul Dravid, Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team & Director at National Cricket Academy Bangalore and brand ambassador of Manipal Hospitals was present at the occasion.

Stressing on creating a wellness plan and instilling it as a corporate culture, the summit discussed issues related to employee’s physical, mental, emotional and social well- being to tackle stress from a 360-degree perspective. Manipal Hospitals also announced the launch of Manipal T10 Corporate Cricket League will start in the month of May /June 2020.

The summit witnessed 2 key panel discussions. The first panel discussed the topic “Welness, Sports Bramhastra to fight stress at Corporate level” which was presided by Mr. Rahul Dravid, Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman Manipal Hospitals, Mr. Vishal Bali, Executive Chairman Asia Healthcare Holdings, Mr. Rahul Mansharmani, VP & Global Head Rewards, Wipro, Mrs. Rupa Parashuram, Vice President, Rewards, Human Capital Management, Goldmansachs India, Mr. Sanjeev Prasad, Senior Director & Human Resources at Samsung R&D Institute India and was moderated by Ms. Mayanti Langer.

The second Panel discussion was “Building a holistic work environment by designing a wellness system”. The discussion revolved around leadership strategies in creating a culture of wellness, challenges and obstacles, overcoming barriers, leadership coaching and building wellness culture by engaging employees and offering fitness and sports. The eminent speakers for this panel consisited of Mr. Vipin Upadyaya, Country Head - Health Safety and Environment, ABB India, Mr. Paratha Das, Vice President and Head HR, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Srinath Krishnan, Country Manager Rewards – HPE, Mr. Mahadesh, Director – Environment Health Safety, VOLVO Group India Private Limited, Mr. Lal Tahilramani,  CEO at United HealthCare India, Mr. Nikhil Chopra, Chief Business Officer- MediAssist Group, Vasanthi Hariprakash - Journalist , TV & Radio Anchor  was the moderator for this panel discussion.

Sharing his thoughts on “Wellness At Work” initiative, Mr. Rahul Dravid, Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team & Director at National Cricket Academy Bangalore said, “I congratulate Manipal Hospitals for front-ending and shedding light on wellness. Its absolutely the need of the hour and wonderful to witness such conversations are discussed in open forums. Holistic development is complete only with mental wellness and having worked with Manipal Hospitals over 1.5 years now, I completely believe they are on the right track.”

Speaking on the occasion and success of this initiative Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals said, “Many organizations are recognizing that corporate wellness plans are an essential component of their benefit packages for recruitment and retention, and a healthier, more productive and motivated workforce. This conference shared insights and perspectives on the journey from company introducing a wellness plan to making it a long-term sustainable program, focusing on employees’ physical, financial, mental, and emotional, Health and social well-being.

It was wonderful to hear some forward thinking organizations that have successful wellness programs that minimize healthcare costs and improve the health and well-being of their employee population, and create healthy workplaces that are diverse, productive and resilient. The summit also threw light on the most up-to-date trends, best practices and innovations in corporate health and wellness, and solutions to sustaining engagement, enhancing productivity, and promoting healthy behaviours and increasing ROI.”

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