Dr. Mrigendra Raj Pandey established Mrigendra Samjhana Medical Trust (MSMT) in 1975. To support its activities Dr. Pandey donated a building situated in the heart of Kathmandu in Jamal. As Jamal is in the commercial centre of Kathmandu, the premise was rented out for commercial purpose.
The income was used to buy medicines and pay for the services of doctors and helpers who went to the remote area of the country to treat the sick and disadvantaged people in the communities. The Trust was established with the hope that his token contribution would serve as a foundation on which bricks would be added by others making it a nationwide medical charity dedicated to philanthropic services. This may also motivate others to charity.
Vision : Help the helpless with medicare, health and social services to the
underprivileged communities in Nepal.
Samman, Padak and Chhatrabriti Program, 2073
On Saturday, 5 December 2015, Mrigendra Samjhana Medical Trust organised its annual Award Programme at Nepal Academy, Kamaladi Kathmandu. Respectable Swami Ananda Arun provided his gracious presence as a chief guest in the occasion.
Dr. Chintamani Yogi received "Mrigendra Samjhana Medical Trust Award" with an amount of Nepalese Rupees one hundred thousand. Dr. Yogi was awarded for his dedicated social service by establishing Santi Sewa Ashram, providing scholarship to the students from poor family, contributing in maternal education and promoting spiritual awareness within and outside the country. On the occasion, Dr. Dristi Poudel was awarded with gold medal "Samjhana Smriti Swarna Padak" for securing highest score in 2015/16 MBBS exam conducted by the Tribhuwan University Institute of Medicine.Similarly, Dr. Laxman Prasad Tiwadewala and nurse Amrita Aryal of National Academy of Medical Science, Bir Hospital were awarded with gold medal "Samjhana Sewa Puraskar" for their dedicated and continuous professional service .Full Story
"Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Nepal: Scientific, Social and Spiritual Perspectives"
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3. Household smoke pollution and chronic cor pulmonale. Global Heart, Vol 7, No 3, September 2012, pp 261-263.
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