Office Bearers - 2019-20

Dr. Girish Tyagi

President

Dr. Arvind Chopra

Hony. State Secretary

Dr. Ashok Aggarwal

Hony. Finance Secretary

Dr. B.B.Wadhwa

President Elect

Dr. Aswini Dalmiya

Vice President

Dr. Puneet Dhawan

Vice President

Dr. Ashwani Goyal

Imm. Past President

Dr. Vijay Kumar Malhotra

Past President

Dr. Anil Sharma

Hony. Jt. Secretary

Dr. Arvind Narayan

Hony. Jt. Secretary

Dr. Atul Goel

Hony. Asst. Secretary

Dr. Prakash Lalchandani

Hony. Asst. Secretary

Dr. Neeraj Jain

Hony. Asst. Secretary

Dr. Vinay Walia

Hony. Editor DMA Journal

Dr. Poonam Gulati

Hony. Associate Editor, DMA Journal

Dr. Kamal Parwal

Associate Editor DMA NB

Dr. Ashwani Goyal Dr. Ashwani Goyal

President's Pen

Telephonic consultation amounts to culpable negligence

Dear colleagues,
Delhi Medical Association is organising one more MIDCON this time to be hosted by South Delhi Branch at Hotel Surya on 23rd December 2018. This year we have planned to organise the state MIDCONS in different zones. South zone MIDCON to be followed by one in West Zone and one in North Zone.

DMA held a very interactive symposium on Assault on Doctors .Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions on 1st December where the office bearers of RDAs of different institutions and representatives of FORDA, discussed the issue of assault on doctors threadbare. The issues of reasons of assault, why it occurs, when and where it takes place, what are preventive measures, the code voilet, the law against violence on Medical Establishments were discussed. DMA is coming out with white paper on this issue shortly.

The government of Delhi has issued warning in newspapers regarding payment of minimum wages to workers. We are looking on this issue urgently and promptly and inform the membership.

DMA is working on the issue of Preferential and Subsidised treatment of elderly members at the tertiary care hospitals in Delhi and we are getting the nod of some hospitals and as soon as maximum number of hospitals agree on it we will present the details in Bulletin.

Long live DMA

dr-arvind-pen Dr. Arvind Chopra

Hony.state Secretary’s Pen

Dear all, I am extremely thankful to Dr. Girish Tyagi, President DMA as well as all of you who have reposed faith in me and have elected me unanimously as state secretary of the Delhi Medical Association. While I am extremely conscious of the great responsibility as well as the great expectations from the profession in this hour of crisis. The enormous negativity around the profession among the society, government and media is suffocating the professional working and independent thinking.

This year I promise to dedicate myself towards solving the actual problems such as repeated assaults among medical professionals working in the causalities and emergencies. The motivated litigations are breaking down the confidence of individual practitioners which needs to be strengthened through the association of doctors working to solve the issue.

I believe, as a medical professional each one of us is the .leader of the community and carries a strength to influence the mind of the people living in the society, Somehow the time has come when we have to prove the strength of the profession as an opinion leader.

In the coming general elections of the country it is our duty as well as opportunity to prove the strength of the profession, The same can be proved when each of us take the responsibility that we participate in the coming general elections whole heartedly and shall lead in the front and create positive influence in the society aiming to help people take correct political decision.

Kindly pursue Election Voting with an intensity that your strength is felt in the community and every leader is conscious of the collective strength of the profession. You should be seen, leading the community to the Booth.

Kindly ensure that you contact every voter of your polling booth and ensure that the definite impact is created.

Dr. Arvind Chopra

Hony. State Secretary M: 9910515062
dr-girish-tyagi Dr. Girish Tyagi

President Pen

Dear friends, Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for giving me the opportunity to serve you as your representative in Delhi Medical Association. It is a moment of pride laden with enormous responsibility. It is an arduous task to shoulder the task of leading an organisation of the most learned strata of society. I have got a committed and dedicated team of office bearers and hope to come upto the expectations of the membership at large.

On the one hand we as a community are highly respected by the society having total faith in our professional knowledge, wisdom and sincerity while dealing with humanity in our efforts to cure them of their physical and mental aberrations from time to time. On the other hand it hardly takes a moment for the patients to turn into a impatient unruly crowd demeaning and disgracing our years of hard work and goodwill.

The assault on doctors is a blot on our civil society and is the result of misunderstanding, mistrust, misinformation between the curer and the cured. There are various reasons for all these but we have to ensure that such incidents are minimised and whosoever is involved in such incident should be taken to task by enforcing available laws and resources. We plan to work in unison with all stakeholders to tackle this.

The government is imposing new obligations and laws on medical fraternity on daily basis. Fire safety norms, biomedical waste disposal rules, issue of minimum wages for staff and high salary for nurses, detrimental amendments in consumer protection act, and promotion of cross-pathy in the name of Indian culture, traditions and in the name of less number of qualified Allopathic doctors.

In addition we have the Corporates, Insurance Agencies and our own medical colleagues who are bent upon trampling the interests of a common doctor or consultants. We have to ensure that members are not being exploited by anyone.

I want to take up the issues pertaining to general practitioners(Family Physician), small and mid size nursing homes. If we don’t look after their interests, in the time to come sustainability of these will be difficult and perhaps on the verge of extinction.

All these issues are agitating my mind and I want a wider discussion and dialogue on the ways and means, methods and methodologies to solve and settle these issues. All these issues are unique and have specific solutions. We will be interacting with you on each issue separately to seek your advice and cooperation to address each of your problems.

The myriads of problems affecting and afflicting us cannot be solved by a single person in a tenure of one year. To achieve the solution of even a fraction of existing problems I seek cooperation, contribution and support from each one of you. I assure you that I sincerely want to address any and every issue affecting the membership at large and offer myself with total dedication and complete sincerity to the cause of every member of Delhi Medical Association.

Let everyone be a part of solutions.

Dr. Girish Yyagi

President

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Delhi Medical Association

It was way back in 1914, Dr. M.A. Ansari felt the need for making an association for the medical professionals and this is how Delhi Medical Association was born on 14th August, 1914. On 14th August, Dr. M.A. Ansari issued notice for assembling the medical practitioners. On 20th August, first inaugural function of the association was held in consultation room of Dr. Ansari in Fatehpuri Mosque and was attended by 23 members out of 28 medical practitioners practicing at that time.

The first office bearers of the Association were Dr. M.A. Ansari, Dr. Abdul Rehmaan, Dr. S.P. Shroff, Dr. H.L. Keal, Dr. J.K. Sain, Dr. Bhairon Dayal and Dr. I.T. Mitrra. Since there was no office of the association, for the first few years, all the meetings were held either at the clinic of Dr. M.A. Ansari or nearby restaurants.

In 1925 regular CME activities were started and social get-togethers were added to the agenda. A partnership with the government: In 1925 DMA joined hands with government in implementing the health schemes and extending support in fighting epidemics and giving free vaccinations to the public. The association got recognized by University Code, Indian Red Cross Society and various other Advisory Bodies.

In 1926 the first office of the association was rented in Jama Masjjd Dispensary. With the effort of senior consultant Lt Col G.D. Franklin, a plot of land was acquired at Ansari Road at a nominal cost of Rs. 1237 in 1926. A sum of Rs. 6500 was raised and a hall, office, library room and servant quarters were built in the DMA building at Ansari Road in the year 1933. Opening ceremony of the building was performed by Dr. G B Deshmukh, Dr.J K Saini, President and Dr. D.L. Burman, Secretary.

In 1928 Indian Medical Association was established and efforts were made to convert DMA into a provincial branch of IMA.

In 1941DMA was completely amalgamated with IMA and was recognized as its provincial branch with the distinction that it shall retain its original name.

DMA was declared one of the oldest medical associations in the world in 1941.

In 1947 with the Indian Independence influx of all medical men in Delhi was the greatest. The prospects increased day by day when many displaced medical persons were incorporated into the umbrella of DMA.The old hall with a seating capacity of 100 (constructed when its membership was 40) was found to be inadequate.

In 1954 Dr. B.K. Sikand, President, decided to erect a new and bigger house of DMA. In the next two years, Dr. D C Golatia and Dr. Prem Narain, President did fund raising campaign for the building. In 1959President Col. Ameer Chand resolved to take up the construction work in right earnest. In 1960 the architects M/s Sathe and Kothari were appointed by the Executive Committee on 4th February, 1960. On 14th August, 1960, the foundation stone of the executive building was laid by Dr. Col. Ameer Chand.

On 14th August, 1963, Dr. Sushila Nayar Union Health Minister performed opening ceremony of the new building.

New DMA Auditorium was inaugurated by Shri L.K. Advani, Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Govt. of India on 26.03.2001.

Pinnacle of glory for our association was Grand Centenary Celebrations of DMA at prestigious Vigyan Bhawan in August 2014 in presence of Galaxy of Medical Luminaries alongwith Distinguished Union Ministers such as Hon’ble Mr. Arun Jaitely, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Dr. Mahesh Sharma and other prominent dignitaries.

Now, Delhi Medical Association is the highest and biggest platform of doctors of medicine involved into mass scale vaccination, health checkup camps, measles and pulse polio programmes Blood donation camps, Anti Quackery movement, conference etc…. Today DMA has totally decentralized all its activities to all its thirteen branches spread all over Delhi and is now fully devoted for its total work up on health policies and other issues of Delhi Govt., National & International health agencies and health associations.

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