Nepal's Dr Banskota receives award for treatment, rehab of disabled kids

KATHMANDU: Dr Ashok Banskota has been honoured with the World of Children Alumni Award 2016. The award carries a purse of Rs 3.9 million.

The World of Children Inc, an American organisation, awarded Dr Banskota for his significant contribution for the treatment of children with disabilities and their rehabilitation in the society for the past 31 years.

At a programme organised here today, Dr Banskota, who has been involved in treatment of children with disabilities by establishing Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children (HRDC), also known as Friends of Disabled (FoD) at Adhikari Gaon of Janagal in Kavre district, said that the award has encouraged him for further contribution to the society.

The HRDC started serving children with physical disabilities by 'enabling their abilities' so that the children can assert their rights for mobility and functional independence.

On the occasion, the information was shared that the HRDC has so far rehabilitated 67,617 disabled people in the society.

Similarly, 45,200 people were benefited from health camps run at different areas hit by the last year's earthquake under the leadership of Dr Banskota.