Nepal’s pioneer personality in the field of eye treatment is Dr. Ophthalmologist and Executive Director of Tilganga Eye Foundation. Sanduk Ruit was awarded the best ISA award worth one million dollars (14 million Nepalese rupees) on behalf of the Bahraini government on Tuesday.
Dr. who has been engaged in eye treatment services for three decades. According to the Tilganga Eye Institute, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa honored Ruit with the prize and award at a special ceremony held at the Isa Cultural Center in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.
King Hamad Dr. Ruit has said that he has done invaluable and effective work for human welfare. Isa Award Committee Chairman Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubask Al Khalifa also Dr. Tilganga reported that Ruit was discussed as an exemplary person in the world in the field of human welfare.
This award and honor was established in the name of his father Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa in 2009 and it is given every two years to individuals or organizations around the world who serve humanity, Tilganga reported.
Accepting the honor Dr. Ruit said that he thought it appropriate to thank every member of the Tilganga Eye Institute at this time. Similarly, he remembered the international level helpers and partners, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Himalayan Quataract Project and Tej Kohli and Ruit Foundation, who helped in this work. He has said that he will offer this honor to all patients who come for eye treatment. According to the Tilganga Eye Institute, Dr. Ruit, who has treated more than 125,000 eye patients, has been serving directly or indirectly in more than 70 countries.
This award was given for the first time in 2013 to Jamila Mahmud, a distinguished Malaysian doctor. In 2015, the second award was given to Indian educationist Achyut Samantha and in 2017 to the Children’s Cancer Hospital in Egypt and the fourth award was given to Edhi Foundation, a prestigious social service organization in Pakistan.
Tilganga Foundation informed that the prize distribution ceremony was attended by the ministers of the government of Bahrain, special guests, the Ambassador of Nepal in Bahrain, Teerthraj Wagle, and the diplomatic community in Manma, and the co-chairman of the Tej Kohli EIT Foundation, Tej Kohli, also came to the award ceremony from the UK.