OUR CORRESPONDENT DAMAN

Retired Special Health Secretary of Daman & Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli Dr.

Srinivas Vaishya will be the first person from this constituency to be awarded Padma Shri after Independence of Daman & Diu i

n 1961.

Dr Vaishya shall receive the award in the ceremony held in April by President Pratibha Patil. As the name of Dr. S. S. Vaishya was declared, Daman & Diu Administrator honoured him on the Republic Day. Dr Vaishya is awarded for his contribution in field of health and healthcare. He retired in 2008 after 35 years of Government service and has the credit for improving the health services in the U. T. ” I was first student of the science college of Daman in 1966 and since then my journey to improve the health infrastructure started. When I started working in the region around four decades ago the health scenario was very poor and now we provide health facility to villagers as well as a large number of industrial labour said proud Vaishya, who currently heads Indian Medical Association of the UT and Vice President of South Zone Gujarat IMA. Vaishya joined MBBS course in Goa Medical College in 1968 and later joined MD in Surat Government Medical College.

He did his masters in Preventive and Social medicine and joined the Health Department as Medical Officer in Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

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