National Ambulance Service of Nepal has been awarded with the ‘British Medical Journal Awards South Asia 2018’ in the category of ‘Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Team of the Year’. The award was announced at the fifth edition of the BMJ Awards amidst a function organised in Chennai on December 1.
More than 1,500 nominations from across South Asia in categories were nominated in BMJ South Asia award for this year. The nominees weer in Excellence in Medical Education, Healthcare Innovation, and Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Team of the Year etc.
Nepal Ambulance Service is a non-profit initiative dedicated to the establishment of an emergency medical response system in Kathmandu and Lalitpur. Anyone can avail ambulance service by dialing emergency toll free number 102.
The emergency number is directed to the NAS dispatch centre where an agent screens the call for response details and dispatches the closest available ambulance. NAS is providing international standard health service with the help of emergency medical technicians in each ambulance.
Following are the winners of the prestigious 5th BMJ South Asia Awards 2018.
|Infectious Disease Initiative of the Year||Dr. Avi Kumar Bansal||National JALMA Institute for Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases Agra|
|Mental Health Team of the Year||Dr. Hiranya Wijesundra||District General Hospital – Ampara Sri Lanka|
|Research Paper of the Year||Dr. Omesh Kumar Bharti||State Institute of Health & Family Welfare,
Govt of Himachal Pradesh
|Post Graduate Thesis of the Year||Dr. Zainab Hasan||Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi Pakistan|
|Quality Improvement & Patient Safety
team of the year
|Dr. Kulesh Bahadur Thapa||Nepal Ambulance Service, Kathmandu
|Surgical team of the year||Dr. Bawantha Gamage||Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenapura Sri Lanka|
|Non- Communicable Disease Initiative
of the Year
|Dr. Kanij Sultana||Population Council Dhaka|
|Excellence in Medical Education||Dr. Kyaw Myo||University of Medicine, Mandalay|
|Healthcare Innovation of the Year||Dr. Vimarsh Raina||Chimera Translational Research Fraternity
|Maternal & Child Health Team of the Year||Dr. Aparna Hegde||ARMMAN Mumbai|
Winners were presented with a trophy and a certificate in the presence of India’s most senior healthcare professionals, industry executives, government officials, academicians, and researchers.