Indian Medical Association confers Dr. Madhu Kant with the IMA Community Service Award
- Award ceremony held during IMA’s Annual National Conference – NATCON 2015
Faridabad, December 30, 2015: Indian Medical Association, the only representative voluntary organization of doctors of modern scientific system of medicine in India, conferred Faridabad-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Madhu Kant with the IMA Community Service Award on Sunday. The award was presented at IMA's Annual National Conference the NATCON 2015, which was attended, by over 1000 of its Central Council members.
Presenting the award was Sh Hansraj Gangaram Ahir - Hon’ble Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers, GOI and Dr A Marthanda Pillai National President IMA.
An alumnus of the prestigious MGIMS Sewagram, Dr. Madhu Kant is an orthopedic surgeon who along with his practice has dedicated himself to helping physically challenged children suffering from poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy and congenital deformities of the limbs- especially for the lower limbs.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Madhu Kant said, "It is a great honor to receive the IMA Community Service Award. I am thankful to the entire leadership of the Indian Medical Association for bestowing me with this. The ability to move around freely is one of the biggest gifts of human nature. However often birth defects, diseases, and accidents leave people physically challenged. Often a simple surgery or the use of prosthetics can restore their mobility and enable to live a normal and healthy life. However, a large section of the Indian population continues to suffer due to their inability to afford treatment. I firmly believe that each and every individual has the fundamental right to lead a healthy life, and it is with this belief that I try and help give a new life to as many patients as I can.”
Congratulating Dr. Kant, Padma Shri Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal – Honorary Secretary General IMA said, "It is not every day that you see people dedicating their time and efforts towards helping the less fortunate. I believe that Dr. Kant is deserving of this award, and I congratulate him for the many years of his life that he has dedicated to the cause of helping physically challenged children. I urge each and every doctor to spend some of his hours giving back to the society. A collective effort can help save numerous lives.
Since 1987, Dr. Madhu Kant has provided free surgery to over 5000 children. In the initial years, he was associated with the NGO - Delhi Council for Child Welfare. As a part of their team, he would travel around urban villages of Delhi, Haryana, and Rajasthan in a mobile dispensary and conduct free check up camps and surgeries.