IMA Mumbai West Indian Medical Association – Mumbai West ,IMA BUILDING,JUHU, J R MHATRE MARG, MUMBAI 400049

August 1, 2018


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Traditionally Doctor’s day is celebrated all over the country by Indian medical association to             remember the multifaceted personality and the dedicated life of legendary IMA Leader Bharatratna Late Dr. B. C. Roy. Our branch also celebrates doctor’s day keeping this tradition. This year our branch organized an excellent Doctor’s Day programme on SUNDAY, 01ST JULY 2018 at our branch premises from 06.00 pm onwards.


We had the great fortune of felicitating following Doctor celebrities.

  • Late Dr. Navin Chatwani – Senior Family Physician
  • Shantharam S. Shetty – Senior Family Physician
  • C. K. Ponde – Senior Consultant Cardiologist
  • S. N. Agarwal – Senior Consultant Gynaecologist


Hon. Secretary, Dr. Rashmikant Sanghvi welcomed everybody. President, Dr. Suhas Kate delivered his inaugural address.


All of the above celebrities were properly introduced and were felicitated by presenting an excellent citation, floral bouquet, shawl & shreephal at the hands of our President, Dr. Suhas Kate. The dignitaries in turn, effectively expressed their feelings and thanked our branch for the honour.


The entire felicitation programme proceeded smoothly to the thunderous applause by the extremely responsive audience. Office bearers from various branches of IMA in Mumbai region and also IMA leaders from various parts of the State attended the programme in large numbers. Our Chartered accountant Mr. Tushar Parikh and Bharat Goradia graced the occasion by their presence.


The felicitation programme was followed by sumptuous dinner. It was a truly memorable programme in every possible way and every aspect of this programme was appreciated and enjoyed by all.


We are thankful to our esteemed members for attending in the large numbers and making the programme a grand success. We also appreciated and expressed our thanks to Office Staff, Amantran Caterers & Decorators for excellent services and many of well-wishes and friends who have contributed to the success of this mega event.


Dr. Rashmikant Sanghvi

Hon. Secretary







The FEVERCON 2018 sought by all members was organized at IMA – MW on Sunday, 8th July 2018. It was conceived and convened jointly by Dr. Akil Contractor and Dr. Jagdish Gotur. Team IMA CGP conducted the full conference keeping the time schedule and managing the interactions by audience. Office bearers Hon. President Dr. Suhash Kate and Hon. Secretary Dr. Rashmikant Sanghvi started the ball rolling. Dr. Pradeep Kendre gave a very lucid beginning with interesting details on Febrile Neutropenia. The  topic “PUO” was explained in detail by Dr Subhash sonawale and Archana sonawale as titled simplified the fever in collagen diseases and save as useful tips on when and what investigation are indicated.


Dr Sameer Yadav enlightened the audience on rain related disorder by covering various topics in brief Dr Abdul ansari specifically covered malaria and dengue fever was thread bare discussed by Dr Vatsal Kothari it was followed by panel discussion on seasonal fever with all four speakers participated and it was moderated by Dr Jagdish Gotur the panel discussion was grant success with all the panelists and moderator given useful tips The panel discussion was actively participated by audience it was a CME with a difference and was appreciated by one and all Fevercon 2018 programme was well attended 170 delegates .


The Delegates acclaimed and recommended  in one voice the efforts of  IMA CGP  Team   for organizing such.



Dr. Rashmikant Sanghvi                                                         Dr. Subash Gajria                       

       Hon. Secretary                                                             Asst. Director of Studies                        

                                                                                    IMA CGP Sub Faculty of IMA MW






On Sunday, 22nd July 2018, “ONCOLOGY UPDATE”  was organized at IMA.  For this update, we called eminent and stalwarts oncologists. This update included different subjects of oncology which were not commonly discussed. Dr. Santanu Sen, Oncologist from Kokilaben  Hospital discussed regarding “Management of Thalassemia”. He gave a very good approach towards the same.   Dr. Pimple, Prof. of preventive dept TMH, delivered excellent lecture on “Cancer Screening – does it really benefit”.


Dr. Advait Gore,Medical Oncologist  taken really good teaching session in his lecture. He explained rightly the decision making points in “Management of side effects of chemotherapy and targated therapy”. Dr. Smruti, Medical Oncologist, gave nice overview on “Colorectal Cancer Management”. Dr. Abhay Bhave  conducted superb panel discussion on interesting  hematology cases with Dr Asha Shah, Dr Kunal Sehgal and Dr Rahul Tambe.


Padmashree Prof. Dr. Rajendra Badwe, an Eminent Onco Surgeon and Director Tata Memorial Center who developed Breast Oncology as a super speciality. For his  outstanding contribution to Oncology was awarded ‘Life Time Achievement Award‘ from our branch. He gave an outstanding oration on” Cancer Treatment : Privilage of Few or Right of all”.


160 doctors attended the programme and was very highly appreciated by the delegates.



Dr. Sanjay Dudhat

President & Programme Convenor







At Women’s Wing Sub Committee we had back to back 3 programmes keeping in mind the vacation for Kids and Falling International Yoga Day on 22nd June 2018.


  • “Healthy Children for Healthy Nation”, giving importance to young kids to make their own healthy & nutrition dishes at home without the use of gas / stove or knife, we conducted basic Cookery Workshop on Saturday, 9th June 2018. It was conducted by Chef Harsh & Smita Dixit. It was a good opportunity for kids to learn Healthy power packed recipes, which were easy to make and delicious to eat.


  • The 2nd programme was on the occasion of International Yoga Day, “Vision Yoga for Eye Care” – Learn and practice Eye – Yoga on Saturday, 23rd June for better eye – sight at any age, conducted by Viram Agrawal – Founder of Vision, Yoga.

We all including our children now-a-days overuse the electronic gadgets, deteriorating the health of our eyes and reducing the quality of vision. After all the emphasis on Fitness, we ignore well being of our eyes, so with that in mind we learnt various eye exercises, to increase the flexibility of eye muscles and rejuvenating the natural vision.


  • The 3rd programme was on “Super Dance Workshop for Young Ones” specialty designed by an expert Choreographer, Vijendra Singh and team from VJ Dance Academy on Saturday, 30th June 2018.

All dance – lovers had a wonderful opportunity to learn different Dance styles like Zumba, hip-hop, Dance games… with lots & lots of funnnn….n frolic…


All the progamme were very well attended by IMA Members with their family and well appreciated by one and all, having the innovative ideas.



Dr. Rashmikant Sanghvi                                                                Dr. Bhavna Patel

Hon. Secretary                                                 Chairperson, Women’s Wing Sub Committee






Report – IMA MSN GIRLS Inauguration


New dawn for Profession and society history got crafted at IMA hall Mumbai on 16th  June when Indian Medical Association, ninety years after it’s formation, launched the Medical Students Network Girls, a step intended to empower girls and usher them into leadership of the Association and Profession. 

Enthusiastic Girl Medicos from as many as twelve states participated in the formation meeting creating history. The movement was launched by IMA National President,         Dr Ravi Wankhdekar. Dr Sreejith N Kumar, National Secretary IMA MSN,                               Dr Kavitha Ravi, Dr Sarika National coordinators IMA  MSN G  participated. Dr Jayesh Lele was Organising Chairman and Dr Ajoy Saha, Organising Secretary of the inaugural meeting.

MSN G decided to strengthen national medical student movement and also engage themselves in host of activities mainly focussing on girls and women in Profession and society. This movement would prove to be a real asset to Medical profession and also to the citizens of the country.



Dr. Jayesh Lele

Organising Programme Chairman








We are Happy to inform you that IMA HQ has recently signed an MOU with Health Ministry, Government of India to participate in a big way in the END TB program. This is a very prestigious initiative of GOI and for the first time in last 3 years IMA is partnering GOI in any national health program.


This is a big step towards making IMA the prime organisation in addressing the health problems of our country. GOI is now realising that it has to take IMA on board so as to make any health program successful.


Let’s all work sincerely to make this program a huge success so that it further paves way for partnership in many more national health initiatives. 


IMA sincerely appreciates the efforts taken by Dr R V Asokan and DDG TB Dr Khaparde for his kind co-operation.


Inauguration of the IMA End TB National sensitisation and project implementation workshop was held on 7th  and 8th  July at HOTEL ORCHID.


President Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, Dr Asokan and other office bearers along with nearly IMA leaders across India participated. 


Chief Guest Dr Sunil Khaparde inaugurated the event. Dr Asokan and Dr Ravishankar guided the delegates. 


IMA shall plan all district level activities through branches across India.


Dr. Jayesh Lele

Programme Coordinator








Symposium on “Chronic Heart Failure” was organized on Date. 29th July 2018, Sunday at IMA hall.                                Hon. Secreary Dr. Rashmikant Sanghvi welcomed the delegates and speakers and invited our President, Dr. Suhas Kate to initiate the program by Lamp Lighting.


We had invited Dr. Mahesh K. Shah and Dr. K.B. Joshi to Coordinate the Program.  Four Speakers covered the various Topics with Practical Approach. Dr. Amit Sharma began the with explaining the Basics of Heart Failure and also at the same time he covered Patho-physiology and Classification. He explained how we can suspect and diagnose the Heart Failure., Dr. Bhupen Desai enlightened the audience on recent advances in Pharmacotherapy and selection of Drugs and how and what care is to be exercised while prescribing the newer molecules.


Dr. Jayesh Desai as usual gave very lucid coverage of CKD and Heart Failure where we err and how to calculate the dosage in patients of Heart Failure with Chronic Kidney failure the choice of Diuretics and other drugs to avoid hyperkalemia and other side effects.


Moderator and Co-Convener Dr. Mahesh K. Shah was honored with Shawl Shreefal and Citation by                          Dr. Suhash Kate and Dr. Jayesh Lele. With explained the pitfalls in Management of Heart Failure patients in Young or Aged with various co existing diseases.


At the end Dr. K.B. Joshi conducted well prepared Question answer session and panel discussion. Dr. Rashmikant Sanghvi, Dr. Gajria and Dr. Akil along with Dr. Ushma Mashru and Dr. Shobha Ahuja managed the flow of the program.


Assistance Director CGP  IMA Mumbai West, Dr. Subash Gajria thanked Dr. Mahesh Shah, Dr. K. B. Joshi, Dr. Akil Contractor, Dr. Suhas Kate, Dr. Rashmikant Sanghvi and the audience in making the program a grand Success. He also thanked all Sponsors of the event and Office staff along with the caterers


Dr. Rashmikant Sanghvi

Hon. Secretary





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