New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday felicitated the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) on completing 100 glorious years of service to the people of national capital.
“I became a member of IMA in 1984 and have held responsible position in its management. The pride I feel being a member of the oldest Indian professional forum of medical practitioners cannot be expressed in mere words. I wish it all success in the years ahead,” Vardhan said.
The year-long celebration of the centenary, which officially falls on August 14, concluded with a function today at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
The Minister asked fellow doctors to ‘introspect and rebuild the lost glory of the medical profession'.
Vardhan also recalled the significant roles played by DMA office bearers to build it up as an institution noted for service to both the government and people.
DMA was founded in 1914 by a group of patriotic doctors comprising Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari, Dr Abdul Rehman, Dr SP Shroff, Dr HL Keal, Dr JK Sain, Dr Bhairon Dayal and Dr IT Mittra.