Office Bearers - 2019-20
Dr. Girish Tyagi
Dr. Arvind Chopra
Hony. State Secretary
Dr. Ashok Aggarwal
Hony. Finance Secretary
Dr. Aswini Dalmiya
Dr. Puneet Dhawan
Dr. Ashwani Goyal
Imm. Past President
Dr. Vijay Kumar Malhotra
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
Telephonic consultation amounts to culpable negligence
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
Hony. State Secretary Pen
Dear Friends,For the past ten years, the number of dengue cases has gradually increased in India. Dengue is driven by complex interactions among host, vector and virus that are influenced by climatic factors. In the present study, we focused on the extrinsic incubation period (EIP) and its variability in different climatic zones of India.. In addition, a significant association between dengue cases and precipitation was also observed. The results suggest that temperature is important in virus development in different climatic regions and may be useful in understanding spatio-temporal variations in dengue risk. Climate-based disease forecasting models in India should be refined and tailored for different climatic zones, instead of use of a standard model.
Dengue, chikungunya and malaria cases are rising in Delhi, and the situation may turn worse in the coming weeks. Weather and climatic changes contribute to these cases. The first week of September saw 30 dengue cases, taking this season's number to 122. In August, 52 cases were reported. Of the 202 malaria cases, 48 were reported in the first week of September. There were 56 cases in August, 54 in July, 35 in June, 8 in May and just one in April.
Dengue, chikungunya and malaria wreak havoc in the city every year between July and November. Residents complain that authorities have failed to keep many drains unclogged that has triggered a sudden surge in the mosquito population. Experts say Aedes aegypti breed in fresh standing water and transmit dengue and chikungunya.
Recently Delhi Government has announced a massive campaign against mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and chikungunya that will involve the wide participation of people of the capital in preventing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
On behalf of members of Delhi Medical Association we will fight against mosquito bite and give full support to the government in this noble cause and create awareness among the general publice.
Do’s and Don’ts for Preventing Dengue fever
- Prevent entry of mosquitoes by installing screens on windows
- Use mosquito repellants like creams, mats and coils.
- Dengue carrying mosquitoes have black and white stripes and bite mostly on the knees, legs, neck and ears. Therefore, protect against mosquito bites in these areas. .
- Wear full-sleeved clothes
- Eliminate all mosquito breeding sites and prevent water-logging in surroundings
- Use mosquito nets on beds while
- Clean water coolers and water tanks frequently and keep all water resources fully covered.
- Create awareness about the spread of dengue in your locality.
- Educate children on dengue symptoms and keep a close watch on their activities.
- Do not accumulate old tyres, water tanks, tubes, plastic containers, etc. as they act as breeding grounds for the mosquitoes.
- Do not allow children to wear short-sleeved clothes and play in water puddles and stagnant water bodies.
- Do not assume symptoms and self-medicate
- Do not use alternative medicines that are advertised as they are not backed by medical research.
- Do not keep water containers open as they can attract mosquitoes to breed.
Do’s and Don’ts for Managing Dengue fever
- Closely observe symptoms as they develop once infected with the dengue virus
- Always see a doctor immediately if dengue symptoms are suspected and do a dengue diagnosis test.
- Patients must intake lots of fluids regularly to stay hydrated as dengue causes dehydration.
- Loss of plasma cells is one of the prominent symptoms of dengue. Eat immunity-boosting fruits, and drink fruit juices rich in Vitamin C
- Dengue patients must be kept isolated and monitored continuously. If symptoms worsen they should be taken to a nearby hospital immediately.
- Drugs such as paracetamol for fever must only be given to patients only if a doctor prescribes it.
- Spray aerosols during day time to keep the mosquitoes away.
Dr. Arvind Chopra
Hony. State Secretary
पिछले कई महीनों से हमारे सामने Disciplinary Committee के सदस्य के रूप में डाक्टरों के खिलाफ आम आदमी की शिकायतों के निवारण के दौरान निम्न तथ्य सामने आये।
1 हम लोग Documentation को बहुत ही Casually लेते हैं।
2 मरीज पर किसी भी तरह का Procedure करते समय उसे उस Procedure के सभी मुमकिन Complication को विस्तार - पूर्वक समझाना चाहिए और ये पूरी प्रक्रिया मरीज की भाषा में हो और Properly Documented हो।
Informed Consent की सभी आवश्यक नियमों का अक्षरसः पालन होना चाहिए। इसमें किसी भी तरह की कोताही आपके लिए Professional Suicide है।
3 सबसे महत्वपूर्ण बात है संवाद। मरीज की हालत और उसके ठीक होने या न होने की सम्भावना को विस्तारपूर्वक मरीज और उसके रिश्तेदारों को बताना चाहिए और उसको किसी भी प्रकार की झूठी दिलासा बहुत ही खतरनाक हो सकती है।
आज के दिन आपके द्वारा उपचार पाने वाला हर मरीज आने वाले कल का सम्भावित Litigant हो सकता है। इन्ही तमाम कारणों को ध्यान में रखकर दिल्ली के अलग-अलक हिस्सों में दिल्ली मेडिकल एसोशिएसन द्वारा पाँच वर्कशाप आयोजित किये जा रहे हैं। इसमे लोकल ब्रांचो को शामिल कर स्थान, समय की सूचना दी जायेगी। आज हम किसी कानून से जो राज्य द्वारा पारित है उससे बच पाने की स्थिति में नही हैं। हमारे लिए बेहतर विकल्प है कि हम ऐसे कानूनों को पारित होने से पहले विरोध कर इन्हे पास होने से रोकें। पर हाल मे ही पारित प्रावधानो में से एक एसोशिएसन के तौर पर बुरी तरह विफल रहे इंडियन मेडिकल एसोशिसन की जिम्मेदारी बनती है कि वह अपनी स्टेट ब्रांच को विश्वास में लेकर ही आंदोलन की रूपरेखा तैयार करे ताकि उसके सफल होने की गारंटी हो।
डाॅ. गिरीश त्यागी
डाॅ. अश्वििनी डालमिया
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.Read More