Bhubaneswar : Prof. (Dr.) A.C. Mahakur, Chief Consultant & HOD (Nephrology) & transplant physician, Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneswar was awarded “Dronacharya Award” by AVATAR (Association of Vascular Access & Interventional Nephrology of Renal Physician) in 6th Annual Conference at GOA .
He brings with him 31 years of successful & able medical teacher & a sincere research worker in different Govt. Medical Colleges of Odisha from 1966 to 1997. In 1976 he was able to start Haemodialysis for the first time by indigenous set up with an initial unbelievable cost in Odisha.
After joining in Kalinga Hospital in 1997 he established viable kidney transplantation programme in the Hospital in 2002. Due to his effort, Kalinga Hospital achieved accreditation for post Doctoral Teaching Programme (DNB – Nephrology) from 2011.
He is the winner of various awards & Honors like Khullar Oration Award in 1993 by Indian Society of Nephrology,Honor, Pioneer of Haemodialysis by Indian Society & Haemodialysis in 2004, Life time Achievement Award by Indian Society of Nephrology (East Zone) in 2009, Felicitation for distinguished service by Kalinga Hospital in 2009, Felicitation for life time achievement by IMA Bhubaneswar in 2009, Felicitation for distinguished Medical service in Odisha in “Dumal Mahasava” Bolangir Odisha and 30 papers has been published by him.