Dr. YV Naresh (Acting)
Chief Information Officer, KIMS Hospital, Secunderabad.
I have taken over the duties of President, IAMI in Acting position in a very turbulent situation in IAMI caused by the resignation of an elected President, Dr S N Sarbadhikari in Sep 2016 within 9 months of elections, Dr Susheel Oommen John, who was nominated as Interim President temporarily until next elections were held was replaced by Dr Rajeev D Joshi, who was selected as an Interim President to work temporarily until proper elections are held, from 01 Jan 2019 for a period not exceeding 2 years by a Steering Committee formed by seven very senior members to prevent total disruption and stoppage of IAMI’s activities. But, he too resigned on 31 July 2019 for some personal reasons. As per the Bye Laws of IAMI, I, working as Vice President until then, have been asked to take over the duties of President by the Executive Committee.
On the other side, some of the members raised a question whether IAMI is actually the abbreviated form of Indian Association for Medical Informatics when it was founded in 1993; if so, why the Registrar of Societies, Hyderabad at that time had not given it in writing. No one in the past felt it was necessary. The Bye Laws made in 1993 are also found to be out of date now after 26 years of establishing and they need to be amended. We, all the EC Members including the Founder are on the job of submitting amended Bye Laws to the Registrar of Societies, Hyderabad for his approval including the usage of the full name of the association within brackets after IAMI.
I would like to sort out some of the important long standing issues like audit of accounts, submission of IT Return, streamlining of all the bank accounts, starting IJMI, etc before calling for elections and conducting a National Conference. I require the full support of all the members of IAMI in discharging of my duties forgetting all the personal differences until I handover them to a new elected President. Our website is active (https://iami-new.org.in) including complete list of members, on-line membership application and payment gateway and many more features. I request you all to share this information within ourselves and encourage non-members in the medical, nursing, dental, biomedical and computer professions to join IAMI as done in the past. LET IAMI LIVE LONG AND GROW STRONGER with the blessings of all of you.
Yours Ever Friendly,
Dr YV Naresh
(Acting President, IAMI).