At the very out set I again thank you very much for putting faith in me by electing me as President of our esteemed association MOA (2017-2018).
Things have changed a lot since the inception of our association. Quality of our annual conferences have improved a lot, our journal also has been well recognized nationally & internationally. Time to time there have been changes in our protocol & constitution eg. co-option of members online voting, regional conferences & meet the master etc. still a lot has to be done.
What I have found during my past four years of association with MOA that there is disproportional regional representation in our association, mainly because there are very few MOA members from some of the areas, as a result representation from some areas is almost zero in the association due to present voting system. Maharashtra Ortho Association belongs to whole of the Maharashtra, therefore every region should be represented in our Association. How to do it is big question, but if we agree nothing is impossible, it can be done. We have already taken a step towards this direction by forming a committee to look into the matter.
The other area of my concern is difficulties & disturbances we face in day to day practice like CPA, misinterpretation of laws, atrocities on doctors, old invalid acts and laws of Government. Harassment by Goons & government agencies. It is difficult to fight alone against all these problems. Establishment private practice to a new comer is also very cumbersome due to heavy investment. As an association we can tackle successfully.
As to complete this mission one year is not sufficient therefore I am already in touch with President Elect Dr Parag Sancheti. Dear members send your opinion & suggestions to make this mission more perfect and complete at the earliest. There are lot of things to discuss among our members for which I shall try to communicate frequently with all the members by different means. Your valuable suggestions & guidance are also requested to make our association honorable, respectful, important and at the same time fearful to those who try to disturb or harm our members.
Please fill free to communicate with me via phone, email, sms, and whatsapp etc.