Dr. VK Monga takes over as the Dean of IMA CGP for the year 2016-17
New Delhi, January 24, 2016: Dr. V K Monga, Former Chairman, MCD Health Committee took over as Dean, IMA College of General Practitioners in an Installation Ceremony organized by IMA HQs today.
Addressing the audience during the instillation ceremony Dr S S Agarwal, National President, IMA and Padma Shri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony. Secretary General, IMA said, “Dr. Monga will be an asset to the work being done by the Indian Medical Association towards promoting family physicians in our country. The number of family physicians is slowly reducing as time passes and there is an urgent need to protect the interests of established family physicians in our country and encouraging others to join the league.”
During the function, for the first time ever, a special award was given to the oldest practicing and non-practicing medical professionals in India, Dr. Prakash aged 103 from New Delhi and Dr. J.S. Rastogi aged 99 from Moradabad were honored for their contribution to the society. It is commendable how at the age of 99 years, Dr. Rastogi continues to consult and patients regularly.
A panel discussion was also organized on problems faced by General Practitioners. The Panel included: Dr. S.Arulrhaj & Dr. E. Prabhavati. IMA also deliberated upon launching a retainership concept for family physicians.
In his statement, Mr. Sanjay Jaiswal, Member of Parliament and the Guest of Honour for the event congratulated the two awardees and said that following a healthy lifestyle is key for a long and happy life. Family physicians play a crucial role in maintaining the over-all health of a family.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Surender Khanna and Mr. Vijay Dahiya, renowned Cricketers and Chief Guests for the event in a joint statement said, “We congratulate the new IMA CGP team. Family physicians are key to the over-all health and well-being of a family and it is important that their rights and requirements are duly addressed.”
Before the installation, Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony. Secretary General, IMA also hosted a dialogue with Shri Harsh Deep Malhotra, Hon’ble Mayor, East Delhi Municipal Corporation over tea. A CME was also be organized on point of care diagnostics in general practice.
IMA also launched several new schemes including
Encouraging all members to car pool for official meetings and ceremonies to help reduce the increasing pollution in the city
IMA’s Anti-Tobacco Policy according to which all IMA buildings and meetings will be smoke free (Ban on smoking both cigarettes and e-cigarettes)