The Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) organized a reception program to welcome distinguished guests from UIAA, EURAC Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine and ICAR, Bolzano, Italy and to bid a farewell to Volunteer doctors Spring Season 2013 on 28th May 2013 (2070,2.14) Tuesday at Hotel Shangri’la, Lazimpat, Kathmandu.

H.E. Mr. Glenn White, Ambassador of Australian Embassy, Prof. Hermann Bruger, Head, EURAC Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine, Bolzano, Italy, Dr. Gunther Cologna, EURAC education, Bolzano, Italy, Dr. Fidel Elsensohn, President International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine and other Mountain Rescue Doctors & Technical Instructors, HRA Associate Medical Director Dr. Ken Zafren USA, HRA Volunteer Doctors who worked at Manang Aid-post, Pheriche Aid-post and Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic for Spring Season 2013, distinguished guests from UIAA including the Chairman of UIAA Mr. Frith Vrijlandt, dignitaries from TAAN, NMA & TURGAN, doctors from MMSN, HRA Patron Mr. Tek Chandra Pokharel and Executive Members of HRA were present in the program.

Mr. Santa Subba, Chairman, HRA welcomed to all the distinguished guests from UIAA and Prof. Hermann Brugger and his team members. He expressed very special thanks to volunteer doctors who worked HRA Pheriche, Manang and EBC Medical Clinic for spring season 2013 to save the lives of the people in remote areas. He also express thanks to Australian Embassy for their regular support provided by the embassy. Chief Executive Mr. Prakash Adhikari spoke about the HRA and the very important role of the doctors in providing medical service in the Himalayas.

The President of UIAA was requested to present the Plaque of Honor to HRA Volunteer Doctors. President of UIAA Mr. Frith Vrijlandt also spoke the role of HRA in saving lives in the mountains of Nepal.

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