Nagpur News: The Nagpur branch of Indian Medical Association has done the city proud by being awarded the ‘Best Big Branch Award’ at the IMA state conference (MASTACON 2012) held in Mumbai recently. Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty handed the award to IMA Nagpur President for 2011-12, Dr. Pradeep Rajderkar, at the conference held at Juhu.
Dr. Rajderkar attributed this award to the 24 CMEs (Continuous Medical Education) that IMA had managed to conduct in Nagpur in 2011- 12. This was reportedly done to ensure that all doctors under IMA are able to earn the minimum 12 points from CMEs newly mandated by the Maharashtra Medical Council. “We have tried to consider the needs of every branch of medicine, from a general physician to a pathologist, while organising the CMEs so that every doctor gets a chance to learn something and better their practice. The members were happy with our efforts”, he said.
“The IMA conducts continuous activities throughout the year, such as public lectures and entertainment programmes for public awareness about various diseases”, current IMA Nagpur President Dr. Harish Chandak told Nagpur Today, “We have a few programmes lined up for December as well”.
Dr. Sunita Ghike, the current Vice- President, made special mention of the “Save The Girl Child” programme organised by IMA in a tie- up with many other social organisations and NGOs. “Poster competitions, Rangoli competitions, Slogan and Essay- writing competitions in different colleges were organised under the programme, as well as a big rally in early 2012, in which celebrities like Om Puri were invited to address the public about the issue”, she said.