NDA Charity Dinner 2015 in aid of PHASE Nepal

2015 charity poster

Dear Friends,

NDA UK Charity Evening, 2nd May 2015 at 7:00 pm

Embassy of Nepal
12A Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QU

2015 is a momentous year as it marks the 200th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Nepal and the UK and also the 30th anniversary of the Nepalese Doctors’ Association (NDA) UK. To commemorate this, the NDA is proud to be hosting our annual charity evening in close coordination with the Embassy of Nepal, London, on Saturday 2nd May 2015.

This year we are pleased to be supporting PHASE (Practical Help Achieving Self Empowerment) Nepal, a non-governmental charity which aims to empower the most vulnerable, poor and disadvantaged populations of five rural districts in Nepal: Gorkha, Humla, Bajura, Kavrepalanchok and Sindhupalchok. Through health, education and livelihood opportunities they aim to break the cycle of poverty and assist communities and local authorities to lay the groundwork for a self-sufficient future. PHASE Nepal provides quality primary care in areas that have no existing services by supporting the Government of Nepal with improved buildings, essential equipment, medicines and qualified staff.

The evening will include dinner, talks from the charity, a cultural programme with traditional dances and a charity auction. We envisage a highly enjoyable and informative evening and very much hope that you can join us in making it a success. We have a limited number of places for the charity dinner and these will be available on a first come, first served basis.

We sincerely hope that you can come to the dinner and support us. If you would like to attend, please make out a cheque for £50 per person payable to ‘NDA UK’ and send it to Robin Sherchan at the below address by 25th April 2015. Please could you write your name and contact number on the back of the cheque and also send an email with names of those attending.

If you are unable to attend the event for any reason we would still be deeply grateful for any donations you could kindly make.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Robin Sherchan
NDA (UK) Executive member
7 Hamilton Avenue
North Cheam
Tel: 07921765826

Dr Kishor Lekhak
NDA (UK) Executive member
Tel: 07854257179


Email: nda.charity.dinner@gmail.com


Dear Member,

NDA (UK) Journal is published annually from the material provided by doctors, their family members and friends in the UK and abroad. Both medical and non medical articles are welcome. Medical articles should be original, properly referenced e.g. Vancouver style. Interesting case histories, audits, and abstracts of articles published in other journals are also accepted. Non-medical articles should be interesting, informative, impartial, non-political and if possible linked to Nepal and Nepalese cultural heritage.

Short stories, poems, travel experiences, recipes, anecdotes, etc are considered for inclusion in the journal. Views, particularly in relation to medical, dental and social aspects of life are most welcome. Relevant health news, news and achievements in academic and social life of NDA UK members and their families are given ample space. There is also space for readers’ feedback in the form of letters to the editor.

Notice to the contributors:

Material for publication should be typed clearly in double space and submitted preferably electronically as a word attachment well in time for publication. The editorial board reserves the right to reject any article they deem inappropriate.

Articles, both medical and non-medical should be brief and concise, and should preferably not exceed 1500 words (although exceptions will be made at the editorial board’s discretion).

Abstracts should be submitted as a word document not exceeding 400 words. A format of Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusions should be followed. The best abstracts will be selected for inclusion in the scientific session. Please indicate if you are unable to attend the scientific session to present your abstract if selected.

The editorial board would welcome submissions from all members and their families, and particularly encourages trainees (this includes medical/dental students) to contribute.

Please email all submissions to Dr Beena Subba or Dr Kamal Aryal or  Dr Anup Pradhan:




All submissions will be acknowledged by return email. Please do not assume that your submission has been successfully delivered without an acknowledgement.

Also email Dr Benna Subba or Dr Kamal Aryal or Dr Anup Pradhan  with any questions relating to the journal.

The deadline for submission is 15th June 2015 and you will be notified the outcome on the first week of July 2015. Submissions after the deadline will not be considered for publication in the journal, but abstracts of exceptional quality may be selected for oral presentation at the scientific session as a “late-breaking abstract”.

With kind regards,

Dr Beena Subba

Joint Secretary NDA (UK) and NDA (UK) Journal Editor

A message from Dr Kapil Rijal

Dear Friends ,
Thank you very much for supporting me in 2013 when I went to Mugu for a medical camp. As you all know the health care situation in the remote part in Nepal is deteriorating and the people living in these areas need every help and support.

Video link: http://youtu.be/wsbEWrda_8c

My experience at Mugu made me realise that there is still so much that can be done to help these communities. Therefore this March I will be visiting a remote place in eastern part of Nepal (Chula Chuli) with the same team. This time however, I am really proud to say that my daughters Sangeeta and Tara will also be joining me. We will be providing free treatment and medication with your help.

I hope you will support this good cause and make a donation by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Rijals

Alternatively please feel free to send a cheque payable to Lisa May Foundation at Farnborough Dental Centre, 204 Farnborough Road, Farnborough GU14 7JL.

Once again I would like to thank you for your support.

Kind Regards,

Kapil Rijal



Heart Awareness Programme


1 NHF1

NHF21st March 2015, London

Heart Awareness Programme was  jointly organised by Nepalese Heart Foundation UK, Nepalese Nursing Association UK,  NDA UK and Nepalese Blood Donors UK .

NDA UK Chairman Dr Arun Jha and past chairman Dr Achyut Dhital delivered talks on stroke and cardiovascular problems


SAARC AA Congress in Nepal




26-28/ 02/2015, Kathmandu, Nepal

NDA (UK) life members Drs KP Karn, SP Acharya, PR Joshi, T Sherpa and R Khoju participated in 16th SAN conference and 11th SAARC AA congress in Kathmandu.

On the first day of the conference Dr KP Karn delivered an excellent talk on ” Patient Safety and Care in Anaesthesia ” and Dr PR Joshi – on ” Safety in Regional Anaesthesia”. The session was dedicated to late Prof Tom McCaughy and sponsored by the Health Exchange Nepal (UK).

Dr Karn


On 01/03/2015  NDA UK life members Drs S P Acharya and R Khoju actively took part in conducting a workshop on ” Difficult Airway Management ” at TUTH, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. There were 24 candidates on the workshop.

Dr Shambhu