Dr VINOD KUMAR MONGA
Dr V K Monga, 63, MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College is a public health expert of repute. His interest in public health started right in college where he headed the National Service scheme programme and was responsible for 10,000 eye donation pledges from students of different colleges in Delhi University and successfully running of two out -reach health units. During internship he went to Bihar for 4 month for small pox eradication programme and was responsible for making Madhubani and Patna districts Zero smallpox Areas under the WHO project. He started his medical practice in Krishna Nagar (East Delhi) and started a multi specialty community hospital which is catering to the needs of residents of the area for the last 39 years.
He is a medical Activist and has served as President of Indian Medical Association-East Delhi (1994- 95); President of Delhi Medical Association (2001-2002), Secretary of IMA AKN Sinha Institute (2004- 2006) and Convener ‘IMA Aao Gaon Chalen’ project. He is Presently Dean IMA College of General Practitioners.
He conceptualized and stated IMA Anemia control programme, arranged 64 blood donation camps, 10 eye camps and 104 Immunization camps. He has donated blood himself 38 times.
At Municipal Corporation of Delhi, he was elected municipal councilor from ward 229 in 2007 and served as Chairman Medical relief and Public Health Committee of MCD from 2007-09 and 2010-12. During this period he started 30 health units & maternity centers in Delhi.
His initiative Anemia control in MCD Schools created a world record by checking Hb of 4.5 lakh children, with support from UNICEF, WHO and NFI.
He started Thalassemia control programme and planned and developed AYUSH department in MCD. This is now a separate directorate with more than 150 units in Delhi. He improved working of six major modern medicine hospitals, two Ayurveda hospitals, 33 maternity homes and more than 500 health centres in the city. .
His role in the Vector borne disease control programme, with short and long team planning for surveillance and management of Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya and Japanese encephalitis in Delhi, earned him the position of Chairmen of STF committe during Common Wealth Games in 2010. He saw to it that no player/ official during these games suffered inspite of dengue break at that time
He brought computerization in birth and death registration, stores, inventory, tendering, licensing, attendance to bring transparency and efficiency in health department of MCD. He promoted institutional delivery and optimum immunization in slums.
He is responsible for the idea of medical college in MCD run Hindu Rao Hospital, which is now operational with 50 medical students being admitted in that college every year.
He was an elected member of Delhi Medical Council (2004-09), occupied various positions in Lions Club International (up to the level of Dy. Distt. Governor) between 1988 and 2001. He got fellowship of IMA college of General Practitioners in 2001.