New Delhi: British Medical Journal (BMJ) India celebrated its 10 years of operations in South Asia on Wednesday, September 12 at the Claridges Hotel, New Delhi. Dr. S Venkatesh, Director General of Health Services GOvernment of India was the chief guest of the event.
On the occasion Mr. Prashant Mishra Managing Director BMJ India & South Asia announced a charity initiative with Smile Foundation under which BMJ and Smile Foundation enter into partnership for conducting health camps in Delhi-NCR through a programme named Smile Health Camp with the objective of providing primary health care services to the underserved women and adolescent girls in our society.
BMJ started out in South Asia with the commencement of its operations in India. Through its numerous educational initiatives, such as Journals from BMJ, including The BMJ, BMJ Learning, BMJ Best Practice, Course in Diabetes, it has always endeavored to provide high quality, evidence-based resources to clinicians in South Asia. This event marks its way of thanking all their partners, customers, stakeholders and collaborators in India over the past decade.
BMJ has gone all-out to provide the best platforms to delegates in South Asia through its numerous events, such as The BMJ Awards South Asia, Healthcare Improvement Summits and The BMJ Conclave.
With its continuous support and dedication, BMJ has trained nearly 9000 doctors through BMJ Masterclass and received a cumulative of 5000 entries in the BMJ Awards since its launch in 2014. In merely 4 years, the organization has trained 300+ doctors through its courses in Diabetes & CKD.
Feeling extremely proud of his achievements, Mr. Prashant Mishra, Managing Director, BMJ India & South Asia, said “It gives me great pleasure to see BMJ India reach this milestone. We’ve covered a long journey ever since we established the first office for the South Asian region in New Delhi. I can assure all our stakeholders that we will continue to demonstrate our commitment towards creating a healthier world through our evidence-based educational resources: courses, journals, e-learning programs, and CME content.
While sharing his vision and the help extended by BMJ, Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation said, “India is witnessing a rising demand for immediate medical facilities across urban and rural areas as a major part of the population continues to reside in urban slums or remote and hard-to-reach rural areas, and are also suffering and fighting the worst kind of ailments. In such a scenario a mobile healthcare service delivery system is the most practical mechanism that can deliver immediate relief to the needy. We are thankful to the British Medical Journal for their support in ‘Smile on Wheels’ programme. We are pleased to share with you that our partnership has facilitated the delivery of quality healthcare services to the very doorsteps of the needy, besides promoting healthcare awareness among the underprivileged.”