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,Wish you all a very Happy New Year. Time keeps on moving and changing. Darkness of every night is always followed by golden rays of morning.
Delhi is reported a surge in the number of patients suffering from respiratory complications and other ailments with the national capital experiencing an intense spell of cold wave over the past few days and pollution touching severe levels. There has been a rise of 15-20 percent in the number of patients visiting OPDs or emergencies with respiratory and cardiac ailments.
We should take precautions as in such extreme weathers one may develop bronchitis and young children and older people may also get pneumonia. Patients suffering from heart problems also are at risk. Some may even face hypothermia, a medical emergency when the body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature.
Cold temperatures cause blood vessels to constrict, which means the heart has to pump harder to move oxygenated blood throughout the body. This raises blood pressure. For most people, the result is shortness of breath sooner while out in the cold, or those already suffering from a compromised cardiological system due to heart disease or some other condition, it can mean acute angina (chest pain), heart attack or even cardiac arrest.
Do's and Dont's- Cold Wave
- Stay indoors as much as possible.
- Check that you have adequate winter clothing.
- Monitor all media outlets for weather and emergency procedure information.
- Check on any neighbours who live alone, especially the elderly.
- Ensure emergency supplies are easily accessible-no power means-no electricity.
- Use only one room-an internal room or passage will be easier to heat. Regular hot drinks will maintain body heat to fight the cold.
- If electricity fails, freezers will preserve food for up to 48 hours if the door is kept shut.
- Ensure that adequate clothing is worn-many light layers are better than one thick layer.
- Hats and mufflers help to prevent heat loss.
- Maintain proper ventilation when using kerosene heater or coal oven to avoid toxic fumes.
- Eat healthy food to supply heat to the body and drink non alcoholic beverages.
- Visit doctor for signs of hypothermia (subnormal body temperature); uncontrolled shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion.
At the end of the year DMA organised News Year Celebrations and Hasya Kavi Sammelan on the occasion of New Year on 29th December 2019 at DMA House which was appreciated by one and all.
DMA is going to organise one day Conference in Emergency- EMERGENCYCON 2020 on 2nd Feb 2020 at DMA House Daryaganj along with MEDICO MUSICAL NITE. Book your date and participate in this conference and gala musical evening and banquet. I request all the members to register yourself and make this programme a grand success.
Details of the conference will be published in the next news bulletin.
Dr. Arvind Chopra
Hony. State Secretary
- Dr. Girish Tyagi
- Dr. Arun Gupta
- Dr. Anil Goyal
- President, DMA
- President, DMC
- Past President, DMA
DON'TS FOR DOCTORS
(1) Don't prescribe without examining the patient, even if he is a close friend or relative.
(2) Never examine a female patient without presence of female nurse/attendant, especially during genital and breast examinations.
(3) Don't insist on the patient to tell the history of illness or be examined in presence of others. He has a right to privacy and confidentiality.
(4) Don't permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics or society standing to intervene between you and your patient.
(5) Don't smoke while examining a patient.
(6) Don't examine a patient when you are sick, exhausted, or under influence of alcohol or any intoxicating substance.
(7) Don't be overconfident. Don't look overconfident.
(8) Don't prescribe a drug or indulge in a procedure if you cannot justify its indication.
(9) Don't prescribe/administer a drug which is banned.
(10) Don't over-prescribe: too much of the drug, too large a dose, for too long.
(11) Don't under-prescribe: not prescribing the needed drug, dose is too small, length of treatment is too short.
(12) Don't write instructions or order pathological tests on a separate slip.
(13) Don't adopt experimental method in treatment. If there is some rationale do it only after informed consent.
(14) Don't do anything beyond your level of competence.
(15) Don't undertake MTP without possessing prescribed qualifications.
(16) Don't undertake MTP in a hospital which is not recognized for that purpose.
(17) Don't perform surgery/procedure if the patient is having poor general health condition. Document this aspect.
(18) When you are not sure what and why to do, consult your senior/specialist/colleague.
(19) Don't refuse if the patient/attendants want to leave against medical advice. It is their right. Document this properly.
(20) Never order an investigation unless the result is likely to help you direct the treatment or make a difference in what you tell a patient.
(21) Never label any condition as “functional” until you have accurately ascertained that it is not due to any other cause.
(22) Never scold attendants of a seriously or terminally ill patient.
(23) Don't refuse the patient's right to know about diagnosis and treatment of his illness.
(24) Don't issue death certificates unless you have yourself verified it.
(25) Don't divulge secrets you come to know during discharge of your professional duties unless there are exceptions as carved out in the code of Medical Ethics. There are some exceptions to this general principle:
- If the patient gives consent;
- To protect a healthy person against a communicable disease;
- the doctor's overriding duty to society;
- the information is required by due legal process as in case of notifiable diseases;
- in a court of law under orders of the court;
- for the purposes of medical research, after obtaining permission form competent authority.
(26) Don't issue a false medical certificate.
(27) Don't give untrue, misleading nor improper reports, documents, etc.
(28) Never talk loose of our colleagues.
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