Dr K K Aggarwal to deliver the 1st IMA Dr Ketan Desai Medical Statesman of the Highest Order Oration

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IMA achieved some major milestones during his tenure as the National President

New Delhi, 26 December 2017: Marking the culmination of his tenure as the 88thNational President of IMA, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, will deliver the 1st IMA Dr Ketan Desai Medical Statesman of the Highest Order Oration during the Central Council Meeting in Mumbai on Dec 27-28, 2017. Dr Aggarwal’s association with the IMA began as the Honorary Secretary General from and then continued as the National President. The IMA achieved some major milestones during his tenure. Dr Ravi Wankhedkar succeeds him as the National President.

Dr Aggarwal’s multifaceted and dynamic personality, and his quest for excellence was evident throughout his term at the IMA. This continues in the other roles he assumes – that of a physician-scientist, academic teacher, writer, editor, administrator and a public health activist. As the National President of IMA, he was instrumental in bringing about some major positive changes for the welfare of the medical profession.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal, National President, Indian Medical Association (IMA) and President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI), said, “A few days back, I woke up in the middle of the night and it struck me that I was nearing the end of my term. I have a habit of writing my ‘Karma Book’ every night before retiring and first thing in the morning. So, I started looking at my Karma Year 2017 with some inputs from the year 2015/16. And, I asked myself ‘What did I achieve during this year?’ When I looked back on these years, I could pen down many things, which gave me the internal satisfaction of having done something for the medical profession under the given circumstances. These years have enriched me and given me valuable insights into the challenges and goals of our medical profession. I compare these three years in office to doing a ‘PhD in Public Health and Public Administration’. I have learnt a lot and am sure that till I remain alive I will use the knowledge gained through this experience for the betterment of the society. During the last three years, I found strength in the general membership of IMA and could further strengthen my bond with them through transparence and my daily communications.”

As the National President of IMA, Dr Aggarwal always chose the path of Satyagraha, primarily because his alma mater, the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Sevagram, inculcated in him the Gandhian principles of Ahimsa (non-violence) and Sarvodaya (welfare of all).This year, under his leadership, the IMA made 11817 (277339) new members, 2 new state branches (32, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh), 11 new local branches (1726) apart from many new wings, projects and campaigns.

Sharing his views Dr R N Tandon – Honorary Secretary General, IMA said, “Dr Aggarwal is not only a pioneer in the field of medical science but also a great leader and orator par excellence. The developments at IMA during his tenure are proof of his leadership skills. He leaves behind a legacy and what IMA is today makes this all the more evident.”

Successes which will be remembered in the history of IMA

Copyright of Doctors Emblem, Trademark Registration of ‘IMA’, Trade Mark Registration and Copyright of ‘IMA Logo’, IMA e-Flag, MCI Ethics 8.6 Guidelines, Parmanand Kataria Guidelines, Jacob Mathew Guidelines, Aao School Chale Wing, Aao Gaon Chale Wing, Welcome the Girl Child Wing, IMA Doctor’s Day Awards, IMA Dr Ketan Desai Oration, IMA Kishore Taori Oration, Dr VCP Pillai Oration, IMA Elders Day Awards, IMA Women’s Day Awards, IMA Teachers Day Awards, IMA Founder Day Oration, IMA Honour to Past National President after Death, WMA Presidentship, CMAAO Presidentship, LIMCA Book of Record in CPR, IMA e-Connect, Digital IMA, Dilli Chalo Movement, Karnataka Movement, Centenary Conference, increase in Retirement Age to 65 years, IMA Clinik Accreditation, One Drug-one Price-one Company Policy, Advertising every day during Parliament days, ESI Medical College Roll Back, IMA Declaration of Public Health Emergency on Pollution, IMA Self-Regulation Policy with Stakeholders.

Successes which will be remembered for long time in IMA

IMA Premises Flag, IMA Building Renovation, Inaugural plaques at IMA Building, Revised IMA Prayer, IMA Professors, IMA Faculty, IMA Credit Hours, IMA Grievance Redressal Cell, Me taking over as National President immediately after the HSG, Pension Scheme, Health Scheme, IMA NABH Initiative, UNESCO National Chairs, UNESCO State Chairs, IMA Code of Conduct, IMA AHPI Code of Conduct, IMA NATHEALTH Code of Conduct, IMA Insurance, IMA SBI Credit Card, Over 20 New Online Initiatives, New IMA Days, Only Components Blood Donation Camps, Inter Ministerial Committee, IMA Journal, IMA Polices- Statements and White papers, Formation of FOMA, Concept of IMA Health Sutras, IMA Patients Fund, Weekly IMA Webcasts, Single Day Multi Location Events, Single Day Multi Location CMEs, Single Day Multi Location Press Conferences, Single Day Multi Location Press Events, Daily Full Time Working, ISO Certification of IMA, Five Star Meetings Culture, Branch President Secretaries Meet, Twice Year President Secretaries Meet, IMA Rise and Shine Campaign, IMA 1 Voice, Daily SMS, Team Google, CWC Webcast, CC webcast, Different Agenda Books, IMA Telecons, Both NP and HSG Padma Shri, IMA Nursing Council Code of Conduct, Maximum Print, Digital and Electronic Media Coverage in a year, Jan Aushadhi Kendra, PvPi Help Line, Indian Medical Services Document, IMA Disaster Van, Mobile are Safe Research, the Right to Breath Movement, Facebook Live twice over one lakh views, IMA You Tube Channel, IMA Blog, IMA Campaigns, IMA Noise Project, IMA Diabetic Blindness Prevention project, Doctors Day Slogan, IMA Digital TV, Cure in India.