Port Blair, April 11: A general body meeting was held on 10th April 2022 at Hotel TSG Grand, Dollygunj with multi-disciplinary private practicing doctors after a long gap due to COVID restrictions. In the meeting, Dr Rohindra Lal, Ophthalmologist was unanimously nominated as President, Dr. Dinesh, Dental Surgeon as General Secretary. Among the others who were nominated as office bearers were Dr A. P Bharadwaj, Pediatrician as treasurer, Dr Ritika Gupta, Pathologist as Vice- President, Dr Mitesh Behari, Neuro Psychiatrist as Joint Secretary apart from four executive members.

A&N Islands Private Practicing Doctors Association has done free Multi-Speciality camps at PHC Ferrargunj, PHC Manglutan , Pillar Hospital, Astha Gynae & fertility Centre in the past for the rural populace and free check up on World Diabetes day at all private Hospitals and Clinics . During COVID pandemic, private doctors of most clinic and hospital did a commendable job through tele-consultation during challenging times.

Dr. Lal, President on the occasion said that the association will support all members during professional crisis. Professional protection to protect members and help them in case of harassment, which may arise during the process of their professional practice. He called upon the practitioners to do ethical practice with empathy and dedication. He also asked the specialists to hold free multi-speciality camps in rural areas and inter islands in coordination with Panchayat, Directorate of Health Services and District Administration so that poor patients are benefitted. He also asked the members to undertake measures for improvement of public health in A&N Islands, maintain dignity and honour of the profession.