Health Ministry holds dinner for ASNA delegates
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Ministry of Health last night hosted a welcoming dinner for delegates of the 10th Biennial ASEAN Neurological Association (ASNA) at the Rizqun International Hotel.
Dato Seri Laila Jasa Dr Mohd Arif Abdullah, chairman of the local organising committee ASNA 2013, gave a light-hearted speech thanking and congratulating the delegates for their contributions during the convention.
Representatives of each country were given a token of appreciation and the ASNA flag was handed over to Singapore, the next country to host ASNA in 2015.
The dinner also saw Dr Dede Gunawan, president of the association, presenting the First Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr Kathivelu Puvanendran of Singapore.
The dinner was held for the delegates to become acquainted with one another in a relaxed setting outside the conference.Present at the dinner as the guest of honour was Minister of Health Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Hj Mohd Yusof. Also present were Permanent Secretary of Health Datin Paduka Dr Hjh Norlila Dato Paduka Hj Abd Jalil, Hjh Siti Mariam Hj Md Jaafar, deputy permanent secretary (Administration and Finance), Dr Hjh Rahmah Hj Md Said, deputy permanent secretary (Professional and Technical), directors and officers.
The Brunei Times