Indian Medical Association confers Dr. Mahendra Rai Saxena with the Dr. MG Garg All Time Achievement Award
- Award ceremony held during IMA’s Annual National Conference – NATCON 2015
Kota, December 30, 2015: Indian Medical Association, the only representative voluntary organization of doctors of modern scientific system of medicine in India, conferred Kota-based pediatrician Dr. Mahendra Rai Saxena with the Dr. MG Garg All Time Achievement 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 none other than country leader Sh Hansraj Gangaram Ahir - Hon’ble Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers, GOI.
An alumnus of the prestigious MGM Medical College in Indore, Dr. Mahendra Rai Saxena is a pediatrician who has dedicated himself to helping children belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society. Before retirement, he held the position of a Deputy Controller at the M.B.S Hospital in Kota. He played an instrumental role in establishing a full-fledged pediatrics division at the hospital. For this first 32 years of his private practice, Dr. Saxena charged his patients a nominal fee of Rs.5 from those who could afford treatment and provided free consultations to those who could not.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Mahendra Rai Saxena said, "It is a great honor to receive the Dr. MG Garg All Time Achievement Award. I am thankful to the entire leadership of the Indian Medical Association for bestowing me with this. 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 have dedicated most of my life to helping those in need and will continue to do so till my last breath.
Congratulating Dr. Saxena, Padma Shri Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal – Honorary Secretary General IMA said, "It is not every day that you see people dedicating their entire life to helping the less fortunate. I believe that Dr. Saxena 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 the less fortunate children. I urge each and every doctor to spend some of his/her hours giving back to the society. A collective effort can help save numerous lives”.
Before completing his specialization degree, Dr. Saxena also served as General Physician and Orthopedic surgeon for several years. In the year 1970, he conducted the highest number of Vasectomies - 1370 in the Kota District. Dr. Saxena is a life member of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.