Barbara Foundation COVID-19 Distinguished Award

Barbara Foundation on July 31, 2021 felicitated 87 health workers and institutions from all across the country with Barbara Foundation COVID-19 Distinguished Award. The awards were given in six categories awardees included 7 institutions, 20 doctors, 27 nurses, 19 in the management/public health policy category, 9 medical support and 5 healthcare support staff.  The awardees came from health institutions all across Nepal. Of the awardees, 64 were awarded cash prize and plaque.

Former President of Nepal, Dr. Ram Baran Yadav was the chief guest of the award ceremony which was conducted following strict COVID-19 safety protocols.

Addressing the function, Chairperson of the Barbara Foundation, Dr. Sanduk Ruit thanked Barbara Foundation’s Board member and chairperson of Continental Trading Enterprises Ltd. Mr. Suhrid Ghimire and his social worker daughter Ms. Aditi Ghimire for their generous contribution of Rs. 1 Crore which made this award to frontline COVID-19 warriors possible. He also lauded frontline workers for the courage and compassion they have continued to show in the pandemic.

“The frontline healthcare workers have played a tremendous role to save many lives during the COVID-19 pandemic in the country while risking their own lives. Hence, the main objective of this event is to appreciate the compassion they exhibited towards the COVID-19 infected patients during such testing times.”

Dr. Bhagawan Koirala, the coordinator of the 5-member jury which selected the winners appraised the function of the tedious evaluation process they underwent to shortlist and select the winners from among hundreds of deserving candidates.

He said “It was highly challenging task to select winners from hundreds of candidates as frontline health workers have contributed equally from their side. I feel very proud of the hardworking and individuals and thank them all for their work.”

Former President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav delivered a note of thanks to the entire healthcare workers in the frontline of the pandemic.