Two doctors from AIIMS win BMJ Awards South Asia


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Two doctors from AIIMS today won the BMJ Awards South Asia in separate categories for strengthening drug de-addiction programme and for intermittent supervised therapy for abdominal tuberculosis.

Atul Ambekar (Psychiatry) bagged the award under the category of 'Non-communicable Disease Initiative of the Year' for strengthening drug de-addiction programme and Govind Makharia (Gastroenterology) won the award for intermittent supervised therapy for abdominal tuberculosis under the 'Research Paper of the Year' category.

BMJ (British Medical Journal), one of the world's leading medical journals, recognises individuals and teams who have worked tirelessly to champion the cause of healthcare in South Asia.

Marie Gilbert Majella from JIPMER Pondicherry was awarded under the 'PG Thesis Paper of the Year' category for her thesis on tuberculosis which continues to be a major cause of mortality in developing countries.

Besides, Manisha Acharya from Dr Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital got the award in the category of 'Quality Improvement Team of the Year' for improvement in eye bank tissue utilisation through quality assurance initiatives.

The awards, considered the 'Academy Awards' of the medical field, were given in 10 categories, selected from more than 1500 high-quality nominations by a panel of eminent medical professionals.

Prashant Mishra, Managing Director, BMJ India said, "Our vision is to create a healthier world and we consistently create opportunities and platforms that can bring important stakeholders together in healthcare. The Healthcare Summit and Awards reflect our desire to highlight cases of South Asian clinical excellence and raise questions that determine the further of healthcare.

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First Published: Nov 19 2016 | 10:57 PM IST

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