Oxygen Concentrators Fundraising Update

Dear colleagues,

I would like to thank all of you for the generous contributions towards MAMCOAANA’s COVID relief efforts. With your support and Dr. Pandya’s relentless perseverance, we were able to deliver 100 oxygen concentrators to Dr. Baweja in India. This will give our colleagues the valuable ammunition to fight the deadly COVID epidemic in India. The concentrators have been received, have cleared all custom formalities and are ready for distribution.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your commitment to the MAMCOAANA mission.

Sincerely,
Aashish Dua
President MAMCOAANA 2021

COVID Relief for MAMC

Dear fellow Maulanians,

We are all aware of the Covid catastrophe going on in our parent country, India, right now. Each one of has been directly or indirectly already affected by this disaster. Our doctors are struggling to provide something as basic as oxygen to their patients, and worse, even themselves when in need. Many of us have already volunteered our time, money and efforts to support delivery of oxygen in various ways to India.

In this context MAMCOAANA received an impassioned request for O2 concentrators for doctors from Dr. Hansraj Baweja. Dr. Baweja is a MAMC alumnus, former president of Delhi Medical Association (DMA) and a leader in Indian Medical Association (IMA).

In the past 72 hours frantic activity went on behind the scenes to honor this request. The MAMCOAANA EC met and felt it was our duty to step up as an organization to help our own across the globe.

We, on behalf of MAMCOAANA, are pleased to report that within this short time we have collaborated with IMA, bought 100 oxygen concentrators and have organized shipment out for physicians in Delhi and MAMC alumni. The distribution and redistribution will be overseen by Dr. Baweja from IMA. The MAMCOAANA fund, whose life blood is your contributions, has been utilized for this task, given the nature and urgency of the request.

We write not just to thank you for your contributions in the past to MAMCOAANA, but to ask you to please donate further to MAMCOAANA, our alumni association in USA. This is a marathon and not a sprint, we need to replenish and build our funds to continue doing the good job. MAMCOAANA is a tax-exempt organization, so please donate.

Regards all and keep safe,

Dr. Ashish Dua (President)
Dr. Bhushan Pandya (Treasurer and Past President)

Click here to donate, or mail a check payable to MAMCOAANA to P.O. Box 11954, Danville, VA 24541

2021 Convention Cancelled

Dear fellow Maulanians,

I would like to wish you and your families a very happy and healthy 2021.

We had our MAMCOAANA Executive committee zoom meeting on Jan 7 , 2021 to discuss plans regarding the 2021 convention. The uncertainty about the pandemic and travel restrictions coupled with unknown future risk would seriously jeopardize an in person convention. Hence, we have decided to cancel the 2021 convention scheduled to be held in Pittsburgh.

We are still in the process of identifying suitable means to have a virtual meet and greet session this year. I will continue to communicate through the MAMCOAANA website as more information becomes available.

We are hopeful that universal vaccination and new therapies will help return us to normalcy as soon as possible.

I would like to thank all of you for your support and patience during these challenging times.

Hope to see the MAMCOAANA family in person soon.

Please stay safe and healthy,

Sincerely,
Aashish Dua

2020-21 President’s Message

Dear Fellow Maulanians,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the Annual MAMCOAANA convention to be held in Pittsburgh next year. This has been a very difficult year for all of us amid the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to thank Dr. Rajesh Malik for putting in extraordinary effort in trying to organize the 2020 convention amid such trying circumstances.

We as health care workers have been at the front lines during this crisis . We have all made tremendous sacrifice and put our patients first in these unprecedented times. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the service that you are providing in these difficult times.

I would like to offer you all a ray of hope for the next year as we approach 2021. We look forward to celebrate, share stories of anguish and victory and just be together at our annual MAMCOAANA convention 2021.

My wife Monica is a graduate of MAMC 88 batch like me. We have been fortunate to be a part of this extended MAMC family and have attended some amazing conventions over the last few years.

We are looking forward to the year 2021 as a fresh start to this annual reunion and promise to deliver a safe yet fun packed convention. We would like you all to join us for our 37th annual MAMCOAANA Convention

Venue – Sheraton Hotel Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA
Dates – Aug 5th – Aug 8th, 2021

Sincerely,
Aashish Dua