Monday, December 30, 2013

Dr KK Aggarwal Takes over As Senior National Vice President of Indian Medical Association

Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India took over as Senior National Vice President of Indian Medical Association for the year 2014. Dr Jitender B Patel from Ahmadabad took over as the President.  The team changed at Rajahmundry Andhra Pradesh at the central council meeting of IMA.

Dr. Aggarwal is Padma Shri and Dr. BC Roy National Awardee and a Senior Consultant, Physician and Cardiologist at Moolchand Medcity. In the past Dr. Aggarwal has served as the Head of Research wing and Academic wing of IMA and also Finance Secretary of IMA.

He has also served as President of Delhi Medical Association. He also served as President IMA New Delhi branch three times.

Dr. Aggarwal is known for his innovative low cost health awareness modules. In three of his conceptualized events National Commemorative Postal Stamps have been released.

Firstly in 1991, Run for your Heart and secondly in 1993 Perfect Health Mela, on both the occasions Government of India released postal stamps. In 2012 Government of Rajasthan released cancellation stamp on organizing first ever mega health check-up camp at Ajmer.

Dr. Aggarwal was also the first one to have started Clot Dissolving Therapy in acute heart attack in India and also to have started Color Doppler Echocardiography in North India.

About HCFI : The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National Commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on" Hands only CPR" of 83037 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – "Within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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