DMA 3H Programme
Session on Health Happiness & Holistic Care
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Timing- 6:30am & 7:30am
Meeting ID: 374 613 0055
Office Bearers - 2020-21
Dr. B.B. Wadhwa
Dr. Ajay Gambhir
Hony. State Secretary
Dr. G.S. Grewal
Dr. Girish Tyagi
Imm. Past President
Dr. Ashwani Goyal
Dr. Prakash Lalchandani
Sr. Vice President
Dr. Ajay Bedi
Dr. Alok Bhandari
Hony. Finance Secretary
Dr. Ajay Jain
Hony. Jt. Secretary
Dr. Arvind Narayan
Hony. Jt. Secretary
Dr. Prashant Seth
Hony. Asst. Secretary
Dr. S.C. Pandey
Hony. Asst. Secretary
Dr. Gulshan Kapoor
Hony. Asst. Secretary
Dr. Rajesh Makashir
Associate Editor, DMA N/B.
Dr. Neeraj Jain
Hony. Editor (DMA Journal)
Dr. Rumeet Kukreja
Hony. Associate Editor,(DMA Journal)
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
President's PenDear Friends
I am extremely happy and thankful to all of you who have given me the opportunity to serve the Association . It is my proud privilege to communicate with you through this prestigious Presidential Message.
On one side becoming the President of Delhi Medical Association and your Spokesman is a matter of great pride and pleasure, at the same time, it comes with an enormous responsibility of great expectations of thousands of members as well as hundreds thousands of citizens of Delhi for better health care delivery system specially during this Corona Pandemic.
As you all aware that not only the country but the whole world is under the grip of deadly disease COVID -19. Our fellow colleagues working day and night to combat with COVID -19. I pay my sincere tribute to all those who have sacrifice their life during this CORONA Pandemic.
Friends, on the occasion of Doctors Day, we honoured our fellow colleagues- Corona Warriors with a certificate at their workplace with proper social distancing and government guidelines.
On11th July 2020.WorldPopulation Day, we organised Webinar on Female Sexual and Reproductive Vulnerabilities during the pandemic. Eminent speakers like Dr.Jugal Kishore, Prof.of Community Medicine VMMC & SJ Hospital. Surbhi Singh, President Sacchi Saheli Dr. Meenakshi Ahuja, Clinical Secy Gynae Forum, Dr. Rajesh Mehta, Sr Consultant, WHO were delivered their talks. Dr. G.S. Grewal, President Elect was the moderate of the programme. The programme was well appreciated by one and all.
We celebrated 106th Foundation Day of Delhi Medical Association on 14thAugustatDMA House. The programme started with Flag hoisting & Felicitation Function.
DMA felicitated their Branch Presidents/Secretaries, Best Workers from branches and eminent medical luminaries with DMA Excellence Award for their outstanding contribution in the field of Medical. DMA also felicitated CORONA WARRIORS on this occasion.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon'ble Union Health Minister& Past President DMA was the Chief Guest and virtually joined the programme. He congratulated all the awardees and gave their wishes for 106th Foundation Day of DMA.
Dear Friends, our Medical fraternity is facing many problems like registration of Nursing home, Solid Waste & Property Tax in East Delhi . We have written and met with various concerned authorities, ministers to come out with suitable solution. We hope soon we will be find out the way to deal with all these issues.
I am humble worker of the Association and cannot promise thousands of projects but I can assure you that the important issues faced by the profession shall be dealt with more earnestness, sincerity and the combined might of the Association.
At the end, I seek all your suggestions, support & guidance for smooth functioning of DMA during the CORONA Pandemic.
Dr. B.B. Wadhwa
HONY. STATE SECRETARY’S PEN...
Dear Friends,CAN YOU GOVERN INDIA FROM OUT SIDE DELHI
In its 73 Years existence as an independent nation, the country has not given adequate importance to the health of citizens. Healthcare has never been a priority for the state. More than a million children, less than five years of age, succumb to disease like pneumonia and diarrhea every year. The Country's infant mortality rate is worse than that of conflict zones like Iraq and Syria. In 2015-16 more mothers died in India during childbirth than in the rest of the subcontinent- Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal did better than us in this respect. What does freedom mean for a woman for whom giving birth to a child is a life- threatening proposition??
Our commitment to the Health components of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nation (UN) appears shaky. By 2030, the country will have to achieve the highest possible level of good health and well-being for its citizens. This requires everyone in the country to have access to quality healthcare services- no one should face financial hardship because of health reasons. This appears a near impossibility given the current state- of- affairs. A healthcare system in ruins- made stark by the COVID-19 pandemic- does not provide any semblance of hope for achieving the SDG goals.
Our annual expenditure on medical facilities says something about our commitment healthcare- or the lack of it. State spending on healthcare is little more than one percent of the country's GDP. This is way less than some of the world's poorest nations- Ethiopia spends 4.9 percent of its GDP on healthcare, Sudan spends more than 8 percent.
For the first time in our 73 years old history as an independent nation, we are sharing at a crisis that threatens our health and also imperils our existence as free citizens. The pandemic has made us realize what it means to neglect the health of our people. The virus has tested our capacity to bear the pain that the country's healthcare system has become in all these years. It has exposed the vulner-ability of our healthcare models as well as the limitation of the political ideologies in the country.
Big Question is were we ready to cope sustainable health care before and after disaster, DMA/IMS has to play big role which they could not play because of political, administrative & technical in both organization Remote running from outside Delhi possible. If surely only general stays here. I suggest reader to renew and modify in interest of DMA/IMA.
Dr. Ajay Gambhir
Hony. State Secretary
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