Ten awards, 1575 nominations, 436 semi-finalists: A review of 2018

In 2018 more entries to BMJ’s annual search for outstanding contributors to clinical care in South Asia were shortlisted than ever before, with the winners announced at the grand finale on 1 December 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Chennai.

Tucked away at the end of a labyrinth of corridors in Mumbai’s BJ Wadia Hospital for Children is South Asia’s first and only isolation ward for children with drug resistant tuberculosis (TB). Beyond the air curtain at the entrance are compartmentalised beds, where six children, including a 7 month old baby, are being treated. Part of the Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Centre.