Tuesday 21 June 2016

Bengaluru based doctor gets selected for BC Roy National Awards

Bengaluru: A 62-year-old doctor had to face looks of disgust all throughout her career and answer series of questions from her fellow colleagues as to why she chose to serve the HIV infected patients. Today, after tireless service towards one of the most stigmatized ailments of the country - HIV/Aids for 18 long years, Dr Glory Alexander from Bengaluru has been selected for the prestigious Dr B C
Roy National Awards for the year 2010.
Dr Glory, the founder of ASHA Foundation, a city based NGO that has provided relentless medical, emotional and social support to patients suffering from HIV/Aids since 1998 has been selected for the award in the category of outstanding service in the field of Socio-Medical Relief. "I am elated, honoured and I am glad that I could stand by my ethics and values throughout my career and help the HIV patients fight against all odds and stigma and live with heads held high," she said.
Dr Glory completed her graduation and post graduate training from Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC) Vellore and worked in Bangalore Baptist Hospital from 1986 until 1998, following which she came up with ASHA Foundation that has made a tangible difference in the lives of HIV positive patients through its range of services from awareness and counselling to comprehensive treatment and clinical research. Today, it boasts of initiating the first private automated AIDS helpline in India, all under Dr Glory's guidance.
"This award is not an individual one but it goes to all ASHA workers who have served the HIV patients with all dedication. This award is a recognized victory of the infected patients above all stigma and social negativity around them," Dr Glory added.

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