Wish you a Happy and Prosperous New year. At the outset, I
thank EC members and all IAMM members for electing me for the
post of Secretary of our prestigious association. It is my
privilege and honour to work for the Indian Association of
Medical Microbiologists as its secretary. I thank my successor
Dr. M. B. Nagamoti for guiding me during my tenure as Joint
Secretary/EC. I also acknowledge the faith shown by the past
Presidents of IAMM in my administrative/managerial capability.
I solicit their continued support and guidance for running the
office at Ranchi during my tenure. I seek the blessings and
cooperation of all senior members/EC members in taking our
association to greater heights. Our new President Dr. Atul
Kulkarni has stimulated us to prepare for the new challenges.
The major goals which I will like to achieve during my tenure
are as follows:
i. To improve
the financial condition of the IAMM.
ii. To increase the life membership of IAMM
iii. To see the change of our specialty of Microbiology
to Clinical microbiology.
iv. To assert ourselves as clinician.
My humble request
to all the IAMM members to update their addresses and e-mail
for better communication and request the state chapters office
bearer to inform the activities of the chapter at the under
mentioned address. I request all the Senior faculty/HODs in
various Medical colleges/ Institutes/Hospitals to encourage
the microbiologists working in their premises to become the
life members of IAMM and will also like them to interact with
the clinicians frequently. I also like to appeal to the
companies in the field of diagnostics to come forward to
become the corporate members of IAMM for five years i.e.
members- @ Rs. 5 Lacs,
Gold members - @ Rs. 3 Lacs,
Silver member - @ Rs. 2 Lacs.
With Season's greetings and best wishes,
Dr. B.L. Sherwal