Senior ophthalmologist and executive director at the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Dr Sanduk Ruit, has been honoured with Isa Award for Service to Humanity, a prestigious award of Bahrain, presented by Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
The Award carrying a purse of USD 1 million has been conferred on Dr Ruit in recognition of his contribution for eliminating blindness through (cataract) surgery.
The award instituted in the name of former King of Bahrain, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa in 2009 is being distributed by the Isa Award for Service to Humanity organization for those contributing remarkably for humanity.
Altogether 145 organizations and candidates from across the world had applied for the award. Dr Ruit was selected from the six short-listed candidates, it was shared.
Dr Ruit has devised a new method for treating cataracts. The Institute that he leads has been producing intraocular lens of international standards in fairly low price to treat blindness.