Probably very few present member know about our local IMA which was established in the year 1944 , by the few local medical practitioner to start a branch (allowed as per rule 10 which needed registered doctors).
Founders names are given below :
- Late Dr . B.Mukherjee
- Dr . J.Banerjee
- Dr.Jamuna Ghosh
- Dr. Chokher
- Dr. Sri . Ramendra Sarma
- Dr. B B A Dalal (Health)
- Dr. D.N.Mukherjee
- Dr. R.K. Banerjee
- Dr. Vyas Suptd Of Telco Disp.
Myself , Dr. R.G.Dutt, came much later in 1957 and joined as Anesthesiologist in TMH after transferring my IMA membership from PATNA( 1956 ) as ordinary member to Jamshedpur in 1958 , Later came life member .
I had weakness and interest for IMA – it was proud privilege ( being a junior ) , I became Astt.Jt.Secretary working with Secretary late Dr. S.K.Ganguly & Late Dr.S.R.Sarma as very dynamic President . I was interested for conducting monthly clinical and scientific meeting though there was no hall at local Govt. Court Bar Association hall was needed for meeting during Sunday 7:30 P.M followed by Dinner ( members self donated Rs-2/ ( two ) only , Surprisingly it was so cheap.
Very few earnest member s decided to conduct “IMA House” . The very Benevolent TISCO allotted about 2000 sq.ft. land at Sakchi Thakurbari Road for single story hall & office building.
Many Sundays , we few senior member like late Dr. S.B.Singh used to accompany me and roam different parts of city to get new members and donations.
The Medical Bulletin used to published bimonthly and distributed free to each member . Late Dr. S.B.Singh ( editor ) wrote about Clarion Call , Dr.I.M.Prasad wrote about Head Ache it was excellent and appreciated by the local medical community.
During this time late Dr. S.Bhaduri conducted Silver Jubilee celebration in very successful way . Members and family enjoyed the cultural function with active participation.
Though I am only Trustee of the IMA building registered by Bihar Govt, I beg apology I could not do much .
The medical Bullentin had to be stopped for want of fund.
Those time out of 250 members only came for the monthly meetings . Present time it has 800 but sorry not even 200 attend..
Concluding I pray to increase membership , as far as I think about 2000 doctors are in the city.
Presently President Doctor K.P.Dubey and Secretary Dr. Mritunjay Singh are doing an excellent job and the building has become double story with A/C.