Kathmandu: Dr Sanduk Ruit, an eminent eye surgeon of Nepal, has received this year’s Isa Award for Service to Humanity.
“Isa Award for services to Humanity” was established in 2009 by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, according to the official website of the award.
“The Isa Award is granted every two years to either individuals or organizations who have been selected through a grueling process by an expert panel of jurists.”
The winner of the award, a first of its kind in the Arab world, receives a gold medal and USD 1 million cash amount, reports Gulf News. “Among the nominees this year were the WHO foundation but the jury chose Dr Ruit, who has helped restore the sight of over 180,000 people in Asia and other parts of the world, using his low-cost small-incision cataract surgery technique.”