Awardees include National Award winners Dr. KK Aggarwal, Dr. T.S Kler, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Dr. Ashok Seth and Dr GK Mani
Delhi Medical Association– the world’s oldest medical association honored 22 leading dignitaries for their outstanding contribution in the medical field on the occasion of its 100th anniversary celebrations in the capital on Sunday. Amongst the awardees were renowned Cardiologists and National Award winners, Dr. KK Aggarwal, Dr. T.S. Kler, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Dr. Ashok Seth and Dr GK Mani who received the DMA Centenary Award. The Union Minister of Finance & Defense, Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State for Science & Technology, Dr. Jitender Singh, presented the awards.
With the increasing incidence of heart disease in the country, it becomes all the more important for more and more experts to come forward for the benefit of the society. In its endeavor to applaud those individuals who selflessly work towards the betterment of the society and to encourage more people to join the race, the Delhi Medical Association honored deserving individuals for their contribution in the field of healthcare in India on the occasion of their centenary celebrations.
The leading awardees of the DMA Centenary Award included renowned Cardiologist, President of the Heart Care Foundation of India and the Sr. National Vice President of the Indian Medical Association, Dr. KK Aggarwal. A doctor and social worker par excellence, Dr. KK Aggarwal is the only doctor in the country to have received three prestigious National awards namely the Padma Shri, Dr. BC Roy and the DST National Science and Communication Award.
Another doctor of prominence included Dr. T.S. Kler, a Padma Bhushan Awardee and an active international Cardiologist who has till date performed over 10,000 coronary, renal and peripheral angioplasties. He is an expert Electrophysiologist and the highest implanter of ICD’s & Combo devices in he country.
Other Cardiologists included Dr. Naresh Trehan who is the Chairman of Medanta Medicity and Mr. Ashok Seth, Chairman of Fortis Heart Institute.
Commenting on the occasion, the Member Ethics Committee Medical Council of India and the President of the Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, said, "It is a great honor to receive prestigious award. I would like to congratulate all my fellow members of DMA on the 100th year celebration of such a great association. I hope that through my efforts I can continue to bring about a difference to the society and do my bit in making India a healthier and disease free nation."
Adding to this, the Executive Director (Cardiac Sciences), HOD Cardiology and Director Electrophysiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre New Delhi, Dr. T. S Kler, said, "It gives me immense happiness to receive such a prestigious award by the Delhi Medical Association. It has been my constant endeavor to provide quality, revolutionary and accessible healthcare solutions for all to help decrease the disease burden of our country."