State IMA chief for 2013 fe­lic­i­tated

HT Ludhiana Live - - In & Around -

LUDHIANA: The newly elected pres­i­dent of the In­dian Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion (IMA), Pun­jab, for 2013 Dr Manoj Ku­mar Sobti was fe­lic­i­tated at a func­tion or­gan­ised by the IMA here on Tues­day.

The func­tion was at­tended by of­fice-bear­ers of 26 branches from all over the state. Dr LS Chawla, founder vice-chan­cel­lor of Baba Farid Univer­sity of Med­i­cal Sciences, Pun­jab, said it was a mat­ter to re­joice that Dr Sobti had been elected unan­i­mously and hoped that he would take the IMA ahead.

Dr Kul­want Singh, pres­i­dent, IMA, Ludhiana, wel­comed the guests. He com­pli­mented Dr Sobti for be­com­ing the state pres­i­dent from Ludhiana af­ter 22 years when Dr Iqbal Singh Ahuja was the pres­i­dent in 1989.

Dr Shiv Dutt, pres­i­dent, IMA, Pun­jab, for 2012 ex­pressed con­fi­dence that Dr Sobti would bring lau­rels to the IMA.

Dr Sobti said he would em­pha­sise over the agenda, in­clud­ing strength­en­ing of doc­tor-pa­tient re­la­tion­ship, con­struc­tion of IMA House at Ludhiana, en­sur­ing a doc­tor­friendly Clin­i­cal Es­tab­lish­ment Bill and to stream­line is­sues re­lated to biomed­i­cal waste.

He also said he would also en­sure that the or­der of the Supreme Court re­gard­ing vi­o­lence against doc­tors was im­ple­mented in let­ter and spirit.

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