KATHMANDU: Dr Anantharaman Vatshala, a nephrologist at the National University Hospital in Singapore, has been provided with the Suprasiddha Prabal Janasewashree award by the government of Nepal.
Dr Anantharaman Vatshala was involved in the treatment of Prime Minister KP Oli in Singapore.
The Suprasiddha Prabal Janasewashree is the second biggest honor after ‘Mahaujjwal Rastradip (First Class)’.
The Mahaujjwal Rastradip award has been provided posthumously to litterateur Madan Mani Dixit and the then Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari on the occasion of the fourth Constitution Day of Nepal.
Likewise, the government has provided the Suprasiddha Prabal Janasewashree award to three Indian doctors.
Those receiving the awards include orthopedic surgeon Dr Rajeev Kumar Sharma of Institute of Adult Reconstruction, Sports Injury and Joint Replacement, Delhi; Uro-oncologist Dr Ananta Kumar of Max Group of Hospitals in India’ and oncologist Dr Harsha Dua of Apollo Hospital.
Likewise, Prime Minister Oli’s personal doctor Divya Singh Shah has been awarded the award on Friday.
According to the Office of the President, a total of 634 people from various walks of life will be honored on the occasion of Constitution Day.