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

Special GBM

Due to cancellation of MAMCOAANA Convention 2020, the usual GBM was not held. Therefore, a special general body meeting was conducted virtually and concluded successfully on August 1, 2020. We welcome our president for 2020-2021 Dr. Aashish Dua who will take on the workings of MAMCOAANA in some very challenging times!

The minutes of our special GBM will be made available as usual on this year’s Sandesh which will be published online as usual in the weeks to come.

Register Now!

Dear friends, the registration for the the 34th annual convention to be held in Chicago is now open. We have an engaging agenda for you which includes, CME in the morning of Friday and Saturday from 8am-12 noon, by our very own alumni. Evenings will be busy with fun and entertainment on all 3 days. On Thursday we will have an open karaoke mike and “Meet and Greet.” On Friday we will have a “Boat cruise in Lake Michigan” with Indian food and Bollywood DJ. On Saturday we will have the main dinner with Bollywood DJ. So pack your bags and get ready for some fun.

Next year it will be the Silver jubilee celebration of 1989 joining batch and the Golden Jubilee celebration of 1968 joining batch. I would encourage the Maulanians from these two batches to honor us with their presence.

You can register online and pay online, or can download the paper form and mail it to us along with the check. Whichever way you like, we would like to see you in Chicago.

Hotel accommodation is at a discounted price at the venue, Hyatt Centric at Magnificent Mile, 633N St Clair St., Chicago. Please register through the website, as it has a link to hotel registration.

Thanks again,

Vivek Mishra

Medical Camp in India

Dr. Nitin Shah , M.D, a graduate of Baroda Medical College, is a physician practicing in the US. He has been active in holding doing various medical camps in India, mainly in Gujrat.  His next camp is in Surat, January 2nd to January 13th, 2018. Anyone interested in volunteering, please contact Dr. Vivek Mishra.

Some of our MAMCOAANA leadership, including Dr Bhushan Pandya and Dr Randeep Suneja,  have already signed up for it. During the recently concluded MAMCOAANA meeting, the GBM ( General Body Meeting ) had decided to explore such mission work in th future. With Dr Shah’s help we hope to start a new chapter in the MAMCOAANA family.

Please email me if you are interested.

Thanks

Vivek Mishra