Nepal’s Dr Bishnu Dutta Paudel Bags Prestigious Award!
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.
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.