Indian Medical Association, Cochin
An Association under the name of IMA was started in Calcutta in 1895 on an ALL INDIA BASIS. First President was Late Dr. Lal Bahadur Mukerjee and the Secretary was Dr. J. R. Wallace. This Association however did not live long.
Further, years later, an All India Medical Conference was held at Carmachel Medical College, Calcutta in 1917, with Lt. Col. Rajendra Rao as President. The second All India Medical Conference was held in Delhi in 1918 with Sir Sarkar as President. Conference continued in the two consecutive years too. Again a period of inactivity followed for 8 years for unknown reasons.
Later, a meeting of all Medical Practitioners was called at Calcutta on 30th July, 1928, followed by another meeting on 30th August, 1928.
AS a result of the discussions at the above two meetings, decisions were taken to hold the 5th Al India Conference at National Medical Institute, Calcutta during Christmas week in 1928. Dr. G. V. Desmuk of Bombay presided. There it was decided to form an All India Medical Association and get the body registered under the Societies Act 21 of 1860. Provisional Branches were decided to be formed with branches in districts. A committee was appointed to settle the details of constitution etc.
The name, All India Medical Association, was changed into IMA in 1930 and duly registered as much. Branches of the Association were established throughout India. Now there are over 700 local branches, 16 state and territorial branches and 3 direct branches. The National headquarters was transferred from Calcutta to Delhi in 1941.
IMA Cochin is an active organization working on the social scenario and also the medical world. Uplifting the ideologies of Indian Medical Association, the organization has been always in the forefront to address relevant issues which need due attention.
Angels is an innovative effort aimed at ensuring the immediate medical emergency care during accidents and disasters. Based at Kozhikode, Kerala, India, the organization is linked with the need for a Pre Hospital care plan for Kozhikode and similarly the art of the state facilities for other cities in India and World over too.
The organization was formed by a group of like- minded philanthropists and launched on 18th February 2011 by Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam, former President of India. Now it has become the largest Ambulance Chain in Kerala, having units actively functioning at Kannur, Wayanad, Malappuram, Palakkad and Kochi.