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Live Discussion on Coronavirus Pandemic Issue, May 2, 11:30 am EST

There will be important virtual live discussion program on COVID- 19 pandemic with distinguished panelists hosted by Madheshi Associaiton in America (MAA). The event will be moderated by Amit Shah on May 2, 2020 @ 11.30am (EST) (9.15 PM Nepal Time). The discussion will be broadcasted at Nepalism .com’s official Facebook page.

Distinguished Panelists:

1) Mr. Pushpa Raj Bhattarai, Consul General of Nepal, NY, USA

Joined Foreign Ministry in March 1996. Served in various diplomatic posts abroad: The Permanent Mission of Nepal, Geneva, Switzerland from 1999 to 2003. Nepali Embassy in Saudi Arabia from 2006 to 2009. Nepali Embassy in Kuwait from 2010 to 2013. Currently working as, Consulate General of Nepal in New York from May 2016.

2) Mr. Harry Bhandari, Member of Maryland House of Delegates

First Nepalese American state legislator in the U.S. He is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing the 8th district since 2019. He is also the Maryland Democratic State Central Committee member. He is also former national secretary of Young Democrats of America, Minority Caucus. Recently, he was covered in the national EDUCATION WEEK for his bill that became the law in the state of Maryland.

3) Mr. Ram Naresh Pandey, Medical Researcher / MAA President

Doing Research in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as a Senior Research Assistant from 2009 to investigate mechanism of cancer and pulmonary hypertension of specific proteins to develop drugs against cancer, pulmonary hypertension, and protection against the blindness of diabetic persons. He is currently serving as president of MAA central committee.

4) Dr. Bisundev Mahato, MD

Harvard Medical School graduate, Dr. Mahato is currently a second-year psychiatry resident at Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), NY. He serves there as the Associate Academic Chief Resident, in path to serve as the Academic Chief Resident next year.

Dr. Mahato’s academic journey in the U.S. started at Brown University. Later he transferred to and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard. Following that he worked as economics consultant, before joining Commonwealth Fund and the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University as a Senior Economics Programmer. He also served as a teaching fellow at Columbia’s Executive MPH program, co-teaching a course in health economics. Dr. Mahato attended Harvard medical school and graduated in 2015. Dr. Mahato has active California medical license. Prior to starting his psychiatry residency, he worked as a general physician there.



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