A year gone by: Much more needs to be done

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Today is the last day of the year 2016 and as we stand on the threshold of a new year, it’s usual to take stock of the year gone by and reflect upon what we have been able to achieve.

It’s also a time when we look ahead to the New Year, full of hope and determination to further achieve our goals.

My journey with the IMA has been more than two decades long. And, over these years, I have taken on progressing roles in the Association culminating in my role as the National President. It’s a role that brings with it huge responsibilities and challenges and as I embark on this new journey, I do so with your support and contributions.

The strength of IMA lies in our unity and common commitment for the betterment of our profession, regarded perhaps the most noble of all professions.

True to the theme ‘IMA 1 Voice’, I am sure that we can all speak as ‘one’ for the best interests of the medical community and also give it a global platform. IMA is the largest and a recognized association of professional doctors and one of the biggest medical NGOs in the world and is therefore a stakeholder in national health related issues and policies.

Mattie Stepanek, an American poet and peace activist, who died at a young age of 13, said, “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”

Let’s together take IMA to even greater heights… My best wishes to you for a healthy, happy and successful new year 2017…

Final Clarification regarding PC&PNDT registration of a person having done MBBS & other PG Degrees Withdrawal of earlier circular with error dated 23rd December and circulation of corrected circular

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An e-circular dated 23rd December, 2016 was mailed to IMA members on the above said subject. This circular inadvertently carried a factual error.

In a line in the e-circular as follows: “This affidavit needs to be submitted with the application for PNDT Registration. However, they may NOT be permitted to carry out ANC Ultrasound”, the word ‘NOT’ had been missed out, which completely altered the meaning of the sentence. The final and corrected version may kindly be noted.

This circular was published in All IMA Google Groups and eIMA.

The error and confusion caused is sincerely regretted

The corrected notification is as below.

Corrected Circular

Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Office for the Chief District Medical Officer South East District
Directorate of Health Services Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Delhi govt. Dispensary building
PVR Complex, Saket, New Delhi – 110 0017
Email: cdmosoutheast@gmail.com
F.No.13(07)CDMO/SED/PNDT/Misc/Part II/2268 Date 19-9-16

To
All Medical Directors/Medical Superintendent/Directors/Owners
PNDT Registered Centres
South East District
Govt. of NCT of Delhi

Sub: Clarification regarding registration of a person having done MBBS and other PG Degree

Sir/Madam,

A letter from SPO, PC & PNDT, Directorate Family Welfare, Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 11/8/16 vide letter no. F9/7/1/PNDT/DFW/o3/Pt. File II/4943-53 has been enclosed for “Clarification regarding registration of a person having done MBBS and other PG Degrees”.

Under the PNDT Act, it is hereby clarified that all the specialties other than MD/DNB in Radio/Obstetric should be allowed to undertake ultrasound & can use Ultrasound equipments/Echo Machines in their concerned specialized fields if the Ultrasound equipment / Echocardiology Machine is required in that specialized field.

The concerned Doctors are strictly directed to:
1. Do Ultrasound/Echocardiography only in their own field of specialization.
2. Do not conduct any ANC Ultrasound (Submit affidavit)
3. Will be allowed to do USG/Echo cardiology only at the centre for which they have been registered under PNDT Act with PNDT Cell, South East District.

They however need to be registered with the PNDT & submit a self explanatory affidavit specifying the use of Ultrasound would be for so & so purposes and not for ANC check-ups.

This affidavit needs to be submitted with the application for PNDT Registration. However, they may NOT be permitted to carry out ANC Ultrasound.

This is with prior approval of Competent Authority.

Copy to:
1. PA to District Magistrate cum District Appropriate Authority SED
2. SPO, PNDT, DFW, Vikas Bhawan II, Civil Lines, Delhi
3. DNO, PNDT, PVR Complex, Saket, ND-17
4. Office Copy

Dear Colleague Big Thank You

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I thank all my mentors and colleagues for the confidence shown in me. I am both happy and tense so the responsibility given to me is huge and the time is only one year.

But with the help of you all I am sure Team Digital IMA will be able to deliver. Our mission for the year is IMA 1 Voice. Let us all take IMA to a great height.

Dr K K Aggarwal

Following are the links

1. Website link : http://kkaggarwal.com/Presidential-speech.php

2. Presidential-speech- https://youtu.be/dxo7_Oi_l0E

3. ebook – http://kkaggarwal.com/28speech/index.html

4. HSG ACTIVITY REPORT IMA: http://module.ima-india.org/Natcon2016/hsgreport/

5. ‘Medico-legal Insights -IMA Legal Success Stories & White Papers’ : http://module.ima-india.org/Natcon2016/success_story/

6. ‘STOP NMC – AMEND IMC ACT IMA Satyagraha 2016’ : http://module.ima-india.org/Natcon2016/stopnmc/

7. Dr. KK Aggarwal taking over as National President of IMA: https://www.facebook.com/drkkaggarwal/

8. IMA Natcon 2016 – Sister Shivani Verma On Self Motivation: https://youtu.be/qoDA0qjg2k0

9. Dr K K Aggarwal takes over as the National President of The Indian Medical Association: https://youtu.be/8gSq5fAgmrg

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