KwaDukuza born doctor wins gold

2015-11-25 06:22
Dr Logandran Naidoo being presented with his award by the director general of National DPSA Mashwahle Diphofa. Photo: supplied

Dr Logandran Naidoo being presented with his award by the director general of National DPSA Mashwahle Diphofa. Photo: supplied

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FORMER KwaDukuza resident Dr Logandran Naidoo, senior manager of medical services of Grey's Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, was recently proclaimed "Best Public Service Leader of the Year 2015 in South Africa" at the Third Annual National Batho Pele Service Excellence Awards 2015 on Friday, 13 November at the Emperor's Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

He won “gold” out of more than 30 nominations in the country.

According to the National Department of Public Service and Administration, this award category focuses on rewarding an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills with a proven track record of leading transformation and change management in an institution, a leader who has impacted on teams in achieving strategic goals of the organisation.

Apart from evidence produced, Naidoo was subjected to a three and a half hour rigorous interview and assessment process by a panel of 10 independent assessors from National DPSA and other public service entities.

Earlier this year, Naidoo was also bestowed with the Silver Award for "Best Public Service Leader of the Year" at the KZN Premier Service Excellence Awards 2015.

Naidoo matriculated in 1998 at Shakaskraal Secondary School with seven distinctions.
He went on to study medicine at UKZN Medical School, graduating MBCHB cum laude in 2004.
He furthered his studies by completing his MBA cum laude in 2007 and thereafter, a Master of Public Health degree in 2012.
Naidoo also supplemented his skills and knowledge with a certificate in project management as well as the Advanced Health Management Programme co-certified through Yale University, and a myriad of courses in health care and management.
He is currently studying towards his PhD in Management at UKZN.
Amongst academic qualifications, Naidoo has worked in both the public and private sectors as a clinician, lecturer, hospital manager and medical manager.

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