Senior ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit has been honoured with Nepal’s Prime Minister National Talent Award-2075.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari awarded Dr Ruit amidst a special ceremony organised by the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
The award carries a purse of Rs 500,000 and a citation.
The government on 3 December 2017 had decided to present the “Prime Minister National Talent Award” and Prime Minister National Talent Grant to people making significant contribution to the nation. It had also decided to establish a revolving fund of Rs 22 million to that end.
Dr Ruit had established the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology and had made significant contributions to eye care.