Exclusive: BMA deputy chairman wins Cameron promise at Asian awards

BMA deputy chairman Dr Kailash Chand won a promise from prime minister David Cameron at the most influential Asian awards in London on Wednesday night.

Dr Chand: ' 'Mr Cameron said he was keen to work more constructively with the BMA.' Pic: Michele Jones
Dr Chand: ' 'Mr Cameron said he was keen to work more constructively with the BMA.' Pic: Michele Jones

Dr Chand, who was 89th on the Power List compiled by the Asian Media and Marketing Group, spoke to Mr Cameron for several minutes at the awards ceremony at a central London hotel last night. He convinced the prime minister to contribute to a forthcoming British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) event.

Dr Chand told GP exclusively: 'Mr Cameron said he was keen to work more constructively with the BMA. I asked him whether he would send a video message to a BAPIO conference in Manchester this month - and he agreed.

'Featuring on this list is a huge honour and I'm quite humbled as I'm the only Asian doctor on that list. This is dedicated to all of them.'

The list was topped by culture secretary Sajid Javid, runner up was Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and One Direction's Zayn Malik was tenth. Guests at the event last night included home affairs committee chairman Keith Vaz who was third. 

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