British Medical Journal (BMJ) today announced the launch of BMJ South Asia Healthcare Awards 2015. The nominations are being sought across the South Asia region, from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar and Maldives. This year nominations have been invited from the South Asia region and the categories will include healthcare quality, medical education, technological innovation and research, and clinical excellence.
The nominations will remain open till August 14, BMJ said in a statement here. "The Awards will recognize and highlight excellence in the practice of medicine in South Asia. We are confident that this year's Awards will showcase the most spectacular achievements of doctors in South Asia and help them receive the acknowledgment they truly deserve. BMJ Awards South Asia will bring to the forefront stories of admirable work done by doctors in South Asia this year," BMJ India managing director Prashant Mishra said. Last year's winners included teams from eminent institutions like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) Pondicherry, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai and, and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.