Nepal’s Dr Bishnu Dutta Paudel Bags Prestigious Award!

2012 February 21

Dr Bishnu Dutta Paudel

Pallium India came across Dr Bishnu Dutta Paudel first during the International Pain Policy Fellowship program at Madison-Wisconsin.

Dr Bishnu is an oncologist with keen interest in palliative care from Kathmandu. We have been greatly appreciative of the way in which Dr Bishnu tackled the opioid availability issue in Nepal and worked with the Government to establish a system for uninterrupted availability of morphine in Nepal.

We are glad to report that Dr Bishnu became the first winner of the Palliative Care Award for South Asian Countries, newly established by Cancer Aid Society (CAidS).  The award is the brain child of CAidS’ dynamic chief functionary, Mr Piyush Gupta, and carries a purse of Rs. 100,000.

Dr Bishnu Dutta Paudel happened to be attending the Leadership Development Initiative at San Diego on the day the award was given out at the Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care at Kolkata.  His wife received the award on his behalf.

Congratulations, Bishnu!

Here’s an interview with Dr. Bishnu Dutta Paudel of Nepal, Dr. Eva Rossina Duarte of Guatemala, and Ms. Karen Ryan of Madison, WI, USA discussing the International Pain Policy Fellowship and the work that they are doing in their respective countries. From NBC (WMTV) 15 TV news on June 17, 2008.

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One Response
  1. Bishnu permalink
    February 24, 2012

    Thanks. In fact Prof. Raj from Pallium India has been always helping me in my palliative care activities. Whether it is the problem of morphine supply or establishing Nepalese Association of Palliative Care, he was always there. Eventhough he has attained such a high position and name he is very humble and simple.I am very lucky that such a noble person is my mentor for International Pain Policy Fellowship and International Palliative Care Leadership Initiative. I am hoping to learn more and more from him and his organization,Pallium India, in future.

    Once again I want to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Raj and Pallium India.

    Bishnu

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