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BMJ South Asia Awards 2018 to be held on December 1

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New Delhi , All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, University of Medicine, Mandalay and many more are in the final thirty nominations shortlisted for BMJ Awards South Asia 2018 New Delhi November 16, 2018: British Medical Journal (BMJ) India is all set to celebrate the landmark fifth edition of the BMJ Awards South Asia. Thirty nominations have been shortlisted – post a rigorous evaluation - the winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on December 1, 2018 in Chennai. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Prashant Mishra, Managing Director, BMJ India and South Asia said, “Over the past five years, the Awards have attained the stature of a must-attend event in South Asia and have been recognized as an important initiative in providing much-needed recognition to healthcare projects in the region. We are happy to celebrate the fifth edition of this illustrious event and hope the winners inspire other healthcare professionals to continue to advance healthcare through their work.” The evaluation panel shortlisted the thirty finalists for the jury presentations on December 1, post which the winners will be announced. The finalists include nominations from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; The Indian Red Cross Society-Gujarat, Mohan Foundation, Chennai; University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar; NIMHANS, Bangalore; St John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore; Population Council Dhaka, Bangladesh; School of Public Health, SRM Deemed University, Chennai; Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal; District General Hospital, Ampara, Sri Lanka; Dow University of Health Sciences, Pakistan; PGIMER, Chandigarh; Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi & Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi; Faculty of Medical Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura Colombo amongst many more. More than 1500 nominations were received from across South Asia in categories such as Excellence in Medical Education, Healthcare Innovation and Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Team of the Year amongst others. The finalists are from across the region, with representation from India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. Mr. Mishra further added, “The BMJ Awards South Asia has grown into an esteemed program with participation from the region’s medical fraternity and brings the spotlight on the superlative work done by healthcare professionals in the region. We are happy to announce the winners this year at a formal ceremony on December 1 in Chennai, and, once again, celebrate the inspiring work by doctors and their teams all through the South Asian region.  It is important that innovative work in the field of medicine gets done, and, we, in turn, honour that accomplishment, as well as share it with the wider community.”



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