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Bangalore,8th February, 2016: It was a cricketing day full of fun for doctors and staff of St. Martha’s hospital. The 6th edition of the St. Martha’s premier league (SMPL) was held at the YMCA Grounds with much fanfare.

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The teams that came together were based on specialties and departments in the hospital. The participating teams along with their owners were:

Surgical – Dr. Arun & Dr. Satyakrishna (HOD Surgery & Unit Chief of Surgical Department)

Medical – Dr. Ravindranath (Medical Superintendent)

Maintenance – Sr. Naomi (Nursing Superintendent)

St. Martha’s Heart Centre – Shailesh (Director, St. Martha’s Heart Centre)

Admin – Dr. Shashikanth (Senior Medical Officer)

Nursing Assistants Team – Sr. Prameela (Sr. Superior)

Admin team bagged the first prize with a total amount of Rs.15,000 and surgical team was the runner up of St.Martha’s premier league. Dr.Kiran from surgical team won the man of the match award.

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Ownership of the team was granted based on bidding. Each team owner secured his or her team for a price of Rs 5000. The total prize money is Rs 15,000 which will be split equally between the team owner and its members. The runners-up received Rs 10,000. All winners were handed over a trophy to celebrate their victory. Medals were also be distributed to both victors and runners-up.

Speaking on the SMPL 2016, Mr. Jayakar Jerome, the Director of St Martha’s Hospital says, “Life in a hospital is hectic and is all about team effort to help nurse the sick back to good health. We believe that friendly matches such as this, provides a great outlet to the stress that often tends to build up. It fosters good relations outside of the work space, thus helping our staff interact better with one another when working together. It is a yearly event that we all look forward to”.