Dr. Rajeeva Gupta
Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Medanta - The Medicity
My fellow colleagues,
It is with great pleasure that I write to you as a new president of Delhi Rheumatology Association. It is my honor to take over the leadership of this prestigious organization and I wish to put on record my deepest sense of gratitude and thanks to the acknowledged people of the Rheumatology fraternity & my mentor Dr. Rohini Handa who believed in entrusting this responsibility to me which was earlier managed and commanded by altruistic people.
Delhi Rheumatology Association is the most important chapter of Indian Rheumatology Association which has flourished under the stewardship of Late Dr M.N. Passey, Late Dr (Mrs) S Sachdev, Dr. A N Malviya, Dr. S.J. Gupta, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dr. Rohini Handa.
Rheumatology in India is at the stage of infancy, which requires constant nurturing at all levels like teaching, training and awareness among public, physicians & policymakers. On the other hand, Rheumatological illnesses are increasing leaps and bounds adding misery to people’s life.
Non-inclusion of rheumatologic disorders in the list of non-communicable diseases makes the situation worse for our patients.
Me and my team promise to work toward the root of the problem at all tiers. But this cannot be achieved without your active participation and constructive suggestions. Our collective effort and hard work can surmount all difficulties.
I am reminded of the inspiring words of Swami Vivekananda ‘arise, awake and rest not, till the goal is achieved’.
Long live Delhi Rheumatology Association!
Dr. Rajiva Gupta
President, Delhi Rheumatology Association