Celebration of National Doctors Day by Indian Medical Association Bicholim Branch and Lions Club of Bicholim


Bicholim, Goa – July 1, 2024: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Bicholim Branch and Lions Club of Bicholim celebrated National Doctors Day with great enthusiasm by felicitating several prominent doctors for their invaluable services to the community.

The event was graced by the Chief Guest, Dr. Chandrakant Shetye, Honourable MLA of Bicholim and Chairman of Infotech Corporation of Goa. The following distinguished doctors were honored at the hands of Dr. Shetye:

– Dr. Umesh Dhume
– Dr. PRA Caeiro
– Dr. Pradeep Padwal
– Dr. Rajendra Sakhardande
– Dr. Stanley Viega

In his address, Dr. Shetye highlighted the evolving dynamics of the patient-doctor relationship, emphasizing the need for both parties to introspect and work towards improving this crucial aspect of healthcare.

Dr. Sandesh Chodankar, President of IMA Goa State, also shared his insights on the occasion, underscoring the importance of the medical profession and the dedication required to serve the community effectively.

Dr. Shekhar Salkar, President of IMA Bicholim and Lions Club of Bicholim, warmly welcomed the gathering, setting the tone for a memorable event.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Siddhesh Jirge, Secretary of Lions Club of Bicholim, expressing gratitude to all attendees and contributors to the successful celebration.

The function was compered by Dr. Dinesh Amonkar, Secretary of IMA Bicholim, who also introduced the esteemed doctors who were felicitated.

The celebration was a testament to the commitment and hard work of the medical fraternity, and it highlighted the community’s appreciation for their relentless efforts.


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