17 November 2017


After the remarkable success of British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards South Asia 2016, we are very proud and privileged to announce the BMJ Awards South Asia 2017 on November 18, 2017 at New Delhi. This year too, nominations were invited from the South Asian region in numerous categories like healthcare quality, medical education, technological innovation and research and clinical excellence. More than 2015 high-quality nominations were received, out of which 1786 are from India, 73 from Pakistan, 53 from Bangladesh, 52 from Sri Lanka, 45 from Nepal, 2 from Bhutan, 2 from Maldives and 2 from Myanmar.

From Punjab alone we have received more than 80 nominations from the top most healthcare institutes including PG Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh, from Cardiac Care Centre Mediways Hospital Ludhiana, Government Medical College & Hospital Sector – 32 Chandigarh, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences Jalandhar and many more.

Dr. Sarita Malhotra and Dr. Kamrun Nahar Koly from PG Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh & Dr. Harinder Singh Bedi from Cardiac Care Centre Mediways Hospital Ludhiana has made it to the list of final 30 nominations.

Elated by the response received for the awards, Prashant Mishra, Managing Director BMJ, India and South Asia said, “We are delighted to announce the BMJ Awards winners this year, and once again celebrate the inspirational work by doctors and their teams throughout the South Asian region and beyond.  It is important that innovative work in the field of medicine gets done, and we, in turn, honour that accomplishment, as well as, share with you all.”

It has always been BMJ’s sincerest endeavour to celebrate excellence in healthcare, and bring to the forefront varied stories of commendable work done by doctors in this region. Its recognition of the medical excellence demonstrating the impact that healthcare professionals create in everyday lives of countless people, is an acknowledgement that these medical specialists/practitioners/surgeons/experts/consultants truly deserve.


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