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                                                                                                                                                                 others who have devoted significant time towards making SSG Hospital a state-of-the-art hospital.
                                                                                                                                                                 One of my personal desires is to bring both the east and west a whole lot closer in terms of exchange of knowledge and know how in the areas of
                                                                                                                                                                 practicing medicine. In that regard, we arranged a very successful CME program and a surgical workshop at BMC and SSG Hospital. We are already in a
                                                                                                                                                                 planning stage to arrange a similar program in the Dec. 2004. One of the lofty goals that we have is to bring the reputation and status of Baroda Medical
                                                                                                                                                                 College, their students, and SSG Hospital to one of best medical college hospital in India and get recognized as the institution with excellence in medical
                                                                                                                                                                 education.
                                                                                                                                                                 For all BMCAA members to have easier interactions and access to Baroda Medical College including the dean Dr Kamal Pathak, we have put in place the
 Dear Friends and fellow ALUMNI:                                                                                                                                 following process and people:
 It is my pleasure and honor to bring the first communiqué and newsletter of the year 2004. In this communication, I would like to provide an update to                        -      For all BMCAA members visiting Baroda, Dr Kamal Pathak has agreed to meet them at any time and assist in arranging
 the alumni about all the past, recent and future planned activities and programmes organized and initiated by the Baroda Medical College Association of                              educational programs and tour of the renovated hospital and college.
 North America.                                                                                                                                                                -      We also have hired Mr. Amlani (staff member of BMC office) to assist and expedite the processing of BMCAA members
 First, I would like to thank all the previous executive committee members, board of trustees, and all the members for their support, hard work, and                                  requests for items as simple as necessary documents from the college to pursue further education, getting privilege in hospital
 contribution and in electing me to lead our organization into Twenty First century. I am proud to be alumnus of Baroda Medical College and the president                             and/or getting documents to get practicing licenses in any state. His Mr. Amlani contact information is ; 0265-2433421
 of the organization.                                                                                                                                                                 (residence), 0265-2427545 (office).
 I would like to start with brief history beginning with the inception of the BMCAA organization. In the late 1980s, a concept of developing a directory of                    -      For additional assistance, you may also contact Dr Dipak Vyas at 0265-2437474 or 2638182 or 9824081894 and Dr Kamal
 all Baroda Medical Graduates in USA was conceived and then was followed by forming the written constitution of the BMCAA organization. After that,                                   Pathak at 0265- 2421594 or 2326993 or 0265-3122680.
 the organization has been very active and had eight successful conventions including the very first one in 1991, which was organized and led by                 Future planned activities and programs:
 Dr Madhu Parikh at Ormond Beach, Florida.
                                                                                                                                                                                      1.     World Conference January 1, 2 - 2005
                          1.   December                 1991      Daytona Beach, Florida
                                                                                                                                                                                      2.     CME 2004, in Baroda Medical College
                          2.   July                     1993      Chicago, Illinois
                                                                                                                                                                                      3.     CME and Surgical workshop 2005 and 2006
                          3.   December                 1994      Joint Convention by BMCAA - NA / BMCAA - Baroda
                          4.   July                     1996      Anaheim, California
                          5.   July                     1998      New York, New York
                          6.   December                 1999      2nd Joint convention in Baroda
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Next B.M.C. Conventions
                          7.   August                   2001      Las Vegas, Nevada
                                                                                                                                                                 A. Next B.M.C.A.A Convention will be held at Chicago Hilton & Towers Hotel, Chicago (Illinois) On July 1,2,3,4, 2005 (Friday To Monday). We have
                          8.   July                     2003      Cleveland, Ohio                                                                                   been able to secure room rate of $ 99.99 at Hilton In Downtown Chicago on Lake Michigan.
 We began with a small project of renovating the examination hall of the college and then followed it with a number of projects that were successfully                There will be three major evening events as per tentative plan: (1) Old and New Hindi film songs-Bollywood type night (2) Gujarati Dairo followed
 funded and organized by the BMCAA. In the year 1997-1998, we took a major challenge of renovating the Baroda Medical College building and we                         by Garba (3) Cruise in Lake Michigan along with spectacular fireworks, Chicago style on July 3rd in Grant Park, along Lake Michigan, right in front
 completed that well. In 1998, we were requested once again, to be a part of another big project of renovating all the fifty-four wards of Sir Sayaji Rao             of the hotel. Taste of Chicago festival will also be going on at that time. Children will have fun on the Lake and in front of Grant Park and strollong on
 General Hospital This project got named as “Project Holycare” and was initiated and supported by Satyam Shivam Sundram Trust an NGO, Gujarat                         Magnificient Mile- Michigan Avenue.
 State Government, and local chapter of BMCAA. We accepted the challenge and have been working on it since 1998 and have played a major role in the
 progress.                                                                                                                                                            Contact : Dr. Bharat Barai,           Tel. No. : 2199244145 e-mail : bhbarai@yahoo.com

 We are now in 2004 and I am very pleased to report that this noble effort has paid off and the hospital is providing better care and service to the patients
 of city of Vadodara and the State of Gujarat. To obtain additional information about this project, check the attachment provided with this newsletter or        B. Easter Break April (5,6,7,8) 2007, Orlando, Florida
 check the website www.holycare.org.
                                                                                                                                                                      Contact : Dr. Madhu Parikh,           Tel. No. : 386 677 4411 e-mail : parikhmadhu@aol.com
 We are hoping that Project Holycare will be finished in the next 3-5 years. I would like to thank all the alumni donors for their generous donations
 towards this noble cause : Dr Dilip Bhatt, Dr Jatin Shah, Dr Arvind Lapsiwala, Dr Sulochana Trivedi, Dr Sudha Patel, to name a few. Special thanks
 to Dr Madhu Parikh from Florida who has invested both his time and heart in this project is our US coordinator for this project. We are also proud of and
 thankful to our team in Vadodara : Dr Dipak Vyas, Mr. Piyush Shah, Dr Kamal Pathak, Dr Vandana Patel, Mr. Haren Patel, Dr Satish N. Shah and many
Dr. Jatin Shah                                                                                                  3                                                                                                                                                 4
                                                                                                                                       Library
                 "In recognition of his outstanding professional career and extraordinary academic achievements, Memorial               Baroda Medical College Library
                 Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has established an endowed chair in the name of Dr. Jatin Shah. The "Jatin Shah
                                                                                                                                        Needs Your Used Medical Journals &
                 Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology" will support a surgeon scientist at the professor level at
                 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. This is the highest honor one can receive in his profession while he is        Used Medical Text Books
                 alive and professionally active. B.M.C.A.A. is proud for the achievement of one of our alumnus receiving this          Since 2001, we have been collecting used journals and textbooks from BMCAA-USA physicians for the Baroda Medical College Library.
                 extraordinary honor.
                                                                                                                                                   Year                                Journals sent                           Textbooks sent
                 Dr. Jatin Shah is Chief of the Head and Neck Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York
                                                                                                                                                12/2003                                    1150                                      10
                 City. His book "Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Third Edition" is considered a bible in head and neck
                                                                                                                                                01/2003                                     884                                      16
                 cancer surgery. This book won the George Davey Howells Prize from the University of London as the best
                                                                                                                                                12/2003                                    2200                                      95
                 published contribution to the literature in otolaryngology in the last five years. Dr. Shah has served as president
                                                                                                                                                    Total                                  3234                                     121
                 of nearly all the prestigious national and international organizations in head and neck surgery and oncology. He
                 has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles in the literature in head and neck cancer and has written six            The following Physicians have donated Journals and Textbooks thus far:
                 books. He is editor-in-chief of the online journal of head and neck surgery and oncology. He is a consummate
                                                                                                                                          Arvind S. Shah, MD             Gopal Majmundar, MD            P. Kasundra, MD                Sumati Shah, MD
                 surgeon, excellent teacher and an outstanding leader in surgery in the United States."
                                                                                                                                          Ashok Metha, MD                Hansa Parikh, MD               Satish A. Shah, MD             Suresh Gurbani, MD
                                                                                                                                          Bansi P. Shah, MD              Jatin Shah, MD
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shirkant Anagol, MD            Thakor Rana, MD
                                                                                                                                          Bharat H. Shah, MD             Kishan Pandya, MD
                 WE .... NEED... YOUR... HELP...
                                                                                                                                          Bhupendra Tolia, MD            Nilesh Desai, MD               Shobhana Gandhi, MD            Uday Devaskar, MD
                 ANESTHESIOLOGISTS
                                                                                                                                          Dilip Bhatt, M.D               P. K. Desai, MD                Subhash J. Patel, MD           Velji Kansara, MD
                  Pulse oximeters, Cardiac Monitors, Other Anesthesia equipments for 6 Operating rooms. these needs to be
                                                                                                                                        Gujarat Government has no funds to buy American or even Indian journals. Your donations will be greatly appreciated by students and medical
                 Bought in India, with 5 Year Warranty. Please Contact Dr. Bharti Shah at 914-836-2382. She has list of
                                                                                                                                        staff of the medical college and hospital. Please send journals of 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 only, and recent textbooks not older than
                 Equipment, Including cost. you can contact Me At 3866774411 or PARIKHMADHU@AOL.COM. Name of Donor
                                                                                                                                        five years.
                 will be Engraved on Equipment.
                                                                                                                                        The next shipment to Baroda will be in September, 2004. At present, BMCAA-USA has no funds available for shipping costs. Dr Dilip Bhatt, MD and
                 COMPUTERS
                                                                                                                                        Dr Harshida Bhatt, MD have provided the funds for the shipments. Total costs thus far is $3,180.95.
                 19 Computers for 19 Renovated Wards (3 Pediatrics And Rest surgical Wards) each costing about 1100$ each
                                                                                                                                        We are going to donate the subscriptions for online access to many medical journals from now on. Please consider donating fund
                 with 5 Year Warranty. Surgeons and Pediatricians are Encouraged to Donate S.S.G Hospital is already wired for
                                                                                                                                        for that cause instead of paper journals.
                 internet. Name of donor will be engraved on computer.

                 FOUR OPERATING ROOMS RENOVATION                                                                                        Please send your journals and textbooks to :

                 Two general Surgery, One Orthopedic and one E.N.T. Operating rooms are in bad shape and needs renovation.              Tracey Ross
                 They do not fall under Holy Care Program. I request General Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons and E.N.T.                   21170 Lands End, Moreno Valley, CA 92557
                 Surgeons to donate generously. Plans are ready. I am in process of getting bids from contractors. So far late Dr.      Phone (909) 782-8658 Email Tracey12@aol.com
                 Padmanabh Family as donated 12,000$ for it. Name plate of donors list will be installed on operating rooms             Please feel free to contact :
                 walls.                                                                                                                 Dilip Bhatt, MD for inquires or questions.
                 Dr. Madu Parikh                                                                                                        732 Via San Simon, Claremont, CA 91711
                                                                                                                                        (909) 621-0316 Home (909) 427-5848 Voice Mail (909) 875-5565 Pager
                 386-677-4411
                                                                                                                                        Dilip R. Bhatt, MD
                                                                                                                                        April 2004
Letter of Dr. Ajit Kothari                                                                                     5                                                     6
                                                                                                                                     Cleveland Convention Pictures
                 Dear Friends / BMCAA Directors,


                 As all of you were leaders of BMCAA Cleveland Convention 2003, I would like to thank you for your

                 Direct/Indirect contribution to make this Convention one of the most successful BMCAA Convention. I appreciate

                 all your sincere efforts.


                 I am happy to inform you that after having such a wonderful convention with highest attendees of BMCAA

                 conventions and our Association have generated approx $ 40,000.00 profit. The theme of success of this

                 convention was lowest cost to alumni & family, which has brought highest satisfaction rating for this convention.

                 After careful thinking I have come to the conclusion that I request you all or one of you to write the convention

                 report as you please. As a well-balanced BMCAA Cleveland Convention 2003 report will be helpful to the future

                 of BMCAA - USA, future activities of BMCAA and conventions of BMCAA-USA.


                 As you all know the best part of the convention was record attendance and highest satisfaction with Hotel

                 Sheraton, Delicious Indian Food, Aqua Massage, Shoe polish, Manicure, Beautician Services, 24 hrs continuous

                 Food Counter, Limousine Services, Live Music and Bollywood Entertainment, Ras Garba Event, Cruise with

                 Hawaiian Dance, Gala Dinner, CME1, Fashion Show and many more services.


                 The generous Donations of approx $ 10,00,000.00 by BMCAA ALUMNI to HolyCare Project was one of the

                 milestone of BMCAA Cleveland Convention's success. For this success I congratulate all the executive committee

                 members and they should be proud of this achievement.


                 I appreciate Cleveland convention committee member's help to make this event a Grand Success.


                 Thanks


                 Ajeet Kothari, M.D.

                 Chairman-Cleveland Convention 2003
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World Congtess letter of                                                Dr Satish Shah and acting President Dr Dipak Vyas                                      Holycare Project Report
  Dr Dipak Vyas,                                                                                                                                                Holycare project was started in 1999 by "satyam shivam sundaram"trust to renovate s.s.g hospital.in 2002 12 surgical wards were renovated and
  Acting President                                                                                                                                              inaugurated.four more renovated surgical wards were inaugurated on 28th.december by mayor of vadodara,mr.n.v.patel.three renovated pediatric
  Wish you all a Happy Healthful 2004.                                                                                                                          wards were inaugurated by mr.vishnubhai amin(main donor) on same day.renovation of old pediatric building from outside will compelete soon.
  As our President, Dr Dilip Desai is away, it is my privilege to address you through this news letter. Let us hope that we will witness continuing progress    vishnubhai amin has donated about 1.2 carore rupees trust to give nutritive food to poor patients at s.s.g hospital.
  in our Alumni activities at enhancing the excellence in education and patient care at our beloved alma matter.
  Many exciting developments have taken place at our alma matter.during last year. We have given a brief review of those in this letter. I would request        Maintainance:
  you to give your consideration for participating in the following :                                                                                           Every morning cleaning of renovated wards is done by holycare at their cost by private professionals. Every three months, touch up of renovated wards is
            (1)      Next World Alumni Conference on 1st & 2nd January, 2005.                                                                                   performed by holycare too. This is getting expensive. A separate endowment fund is being created for this. The cost for one day cleaning of one ward for
            (2)      We are in the process of preparing a new world directory of our Almuni, due for publication at our world conference in December,           20 years is 2000$ and for one wing of wards is 6000$. You can donate on your/spouse/friend/loved ones names on their birthday/wedding
                     2004. I strongly urge you to communicate to us your current details in attached form in this newsletter. Please fill and send the          anniversary/death etc. It is tax deductible. Names of donors will be posted on ward/wards for that day. Please call me for details.
                     information again, even if you are already a member and are already listed in the last edition
  In 2003 - 04 -16 wards of surgical block and 3 wards of pediatrics have been renovated by contribution of Alumni Shri Vishnubhai Amin,                        Food for relatives of patients:
  Dr T. V. Patel and NGO's (Project Holycare). Please contribute your might to make if successful.
  A computerized educational network has started functioning with installation of 15 computers in Library for U.G.P.G. students & staff and links               “Jalaram Sevashram Trust” is supplying free food for relatives of patients at S.S.G.H New building has started operating next to ob-gyn ward.
  provided by Technology Promotion Trust (USA) & UTEF (Board).                                                                                                  Computerisation at S. S. G.h:
  A well equipped New casualty facility has started functioning in new building next to prosthetic workshop. A new garden is created in front of library        One computer in each renovated ward (total 19 so far) is planned by end of year 2004. It will cost 1100$ per computer (including soft ware and 5 yr.
  building between O&G and pediatric wards giving the campus a new look.                                                                                        maintenance contract). A name plate of donor will be put on computer. Internet/Intranet wiring is done in wards already. Plastic Surgeons, E.N.T.
  A new dining hall is constructed next to Obs. & Gyn. building by Jalaram Trust to feed the underprivileged.                                                   Surgeons, Opthalmologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Pediatricians, Cardiothoracic & General Surgeons may wish to donate, since these wards are already
  On 26th & 27th December, 2003 a Continuing Medical Education Program including operative workshop was held and was addressed by Dr Jatin                      renovated.
  Shah, Dr Satish A. Shah, Dr Mohan Curve, Dr Harshad Bhatt, Dr Paresh Patel, Dr Dinesh Mehta, Dr Morali Divetia, Dr Ashok Shah,
  Dr P. C. Mehta, Dr Vijay Maradia all from North America.                                                                                                      Garden:
  A similar workshop is being to be held from 27-12-2004 to 31-12-2004, just preceding our World Conference. Specialists in Medicine, Pediatrics and            A new garden is almost completed behind Pediatric Ward at previous site of garbage dump site. This will improve ambiance of S.S.G.h Volunterisation
  Obs. & Gyn. and allied specialities are being contacted.                                                                                                      (manav seva):
  Come, join us in a great dream !
  An ambitions project was conceived launched to inter connect all departments of all faculties of the The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and          Holycare accounts:
  intern to intent for easy access to knowledge in all branches by US based Alumni of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroad led by Amit Shah and          As of January 1, 2004, we have paid 126,000$ (for ninteen wards +2 non alumni wards. 21x6000$ = 126,000$) to holycare in Vadodara. We also have
  Jay Shah. Rs 8,00,00,000.00 have already been spent to connect all Faculties of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Baroda net has                   approximately 200,000$ at chase Manhateen Bank in Newyork in holycare account. We keep all money in U.S.A. We only transfer & give money to
  identified locations for connecting all departments and wards of Medical College and SSG Hospital. 15 computers received from Dr T.V. Patel Library
  fund are already on line in Library. For the projects to become fully operational a vital link of sufficient number of computers (PCs) is missing. We         holycare account in Vadodara After ward is finished or in progeress of renovation, and after o.k from Dr Deepak Vyas from Vadodara. Check is signed
  need your help in providing the missing links in from of immediate requirement of 400 computers. One computer costs Rs. 25,000/-. Your donations              by two people one from U.S.A and other by Dr Deepak Vyas. Please visit BMCAA. Org to see list of holycare donors.
  will be suitably acknowledged.                                                                                                                                Audited accounts of holycare of Vadodara of satyam shivam organisation can be seen at www.holycare.org. accounts are upgraded periodically..
  We at Baroda look forward to meet you in Jan. 2005. Registration fees will be collected up to 15 th Dec. 04 for conference is 100 $ for alumnus 50 $          holycare status report of accounts upto july 2003 (at time of convention in Cleveland) in U.S.A along with list of donors is enclosed. List of new donors
  each for Non alumnus spouse & child above 5 years accompanying. Your contribution to your almamater is praise worthy & is quoted as wonderful                 from July to November is enclosed also.
  example every where. We seek your help and participation.
  Those alumni who need transcripts or verification of certificate send them to Dean, Medical College, Vadodara-390001, Gujarat India.                          Fundraising from B.M.C alumni:
                  Contact
                                                                                                                                                                On August 2, 2003 annual BMCAA convention was organised by volunteers at cleveland, ohio, under leadership of Dr Ajeet kothari. They gave
                 Dr. K. J. Pathak         0265-2421594 (O)                2326993 (R)          E-mail : pathakkamal@hotmail.com
                 Dr. D. C. Vyas           0265-2437474 (O)                2638182 (R)          E-mail : dcvyas@yahoo.com                                        excellent time to 860 alumni & their spouses. It really helped to raise pledges of more than 500,000$ to modernise ob-gyn wards and build new 12 ward
                  Mr. Amlani              0265-2421594 (O)                2662721 (R)                                                                           medical building (300 beds) at S.S.G.H So far we have collected only 70,000$ of these pledges. If you have pledged during cleveland convention and not
  May God Bless You all.                                                                                                                                        paid, please contact your class leader or me. I would appreciate.
News Letter                                                                                          9                           What is New at B.M.C ?                                                                                                               10
              We had successful fund raising at my house in Daytona Beach, florida. We raised 6000.00 $ for surgical ward         Library : Cybercafe in airconditioned room with 12 computers with internet / intranet connection is opened for under graduate & post graduate
              and 2000.00 $ for maintenance for one day for 20 years for that ward. Please try to organise this in your           students. Similar café with 3 computers and lounge for professors is opened in library. Thanks to Dr Indumati Thakorbhai Library Trust.
              town. Cost of musical group is minimal, and they perform like million dollars worth. I had sold out program         All furniture in library is refurbished too. A huge shipments of journals from U.S.A (thank you, Dr Dilip Bhatt) is due soon. A copy machine is installed
              me at my house and i had to tell people to leave at 2.00 a.m. Call me for details.                                  wherein a copy of paper costs 40 n.p. compared to 100 n.p. outside. Facilitate is provided for local physicians to use library/cybercafe for 500 rs.
                                                                                                                                  deposit.
              Fundraising for non alumni in Vadodara:
                                                                                                                                  B.M.C.A.A. Examination Hall : Furniture is refurbished. new paintings (medical) on wall is hanged also. it looks nice & pleasant.
              Presentation was made for this to lions club district Governor and he will present it to the 35 lions clubs in      CME / Workshop : Workshop / CME in Plastic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, E.N.T. and General Surgery was held on 22nd to 25th December, 2003 CME
              Vadodara on 10th. January. He was positive. I also met president of largest rotary club of Vadodara, he was         in same subjects, as well as in head and Neck Surgery, Medicine, Oncology, etc. was given 26th & 27th December 2003 Drs. Jatin Shah, Ashok Shah,
              positive also. Dr satish shah, (our president) gave presentation to industrialists of Vadodara also. I talked to    Dinesh Mehta, Satish Shah from Gettysburg as well as from Vadodara (Urology), Vijay Maradia, Mohan Durve, Harshad Bhatt, Paresh Patel, Divetia,
              few alumni of class of 1985 at Dr Vijay Shah's office in Vadodara. We hope good out come.                           Bharat Barai and others were faculty members of CME lot of local Physicians, Postgraduate Students and Professors attended. This is the best thing we
                                                                                                                                  can do to improve medical education. We need more participation from U.S.A., U.K., Vadodara and Worldwide B.M.C. / non B.M.C. graduates.
              Dr Kamal Pathak will followup, and let us know. I want to thank him in organising these mettings. If you
              have classmates / friends / relatives in Vadodara, U.K, or any part of world, please call them and ask to           What is happening in December 2004 - January 2005 mark your calender
              help.                                                                                                               December 27 to December 31, 2004. For Workshop / CME
                                                                                                                                  We are organising CME / Workshop in all departments including Medicine, Surgery, Ob gyn, Opthalmology, and all different branches of surgery and
              Why should you visit S S G H :                                                                                      medicine will be held. We want excellent/huge faculty to participitate from U.S.A. there will be live telecast too from operating rooms. Please volunter as
                                                                                                                                  faculty member as well as volunter. This will give you at least eight category 1(approved) C.M.E. credit. If you can collect instruments, stretchers,
              This is your mother institution. What you are today is because of this institution. More than 90% patients
                                                                                                                                  catheters, etc., please do so we can send it to S.S.G.H Please contact
              (more than 10 lakhs patients/year) are treated free. They have nowhere to go for treatment. Not a single
              socalled charitable hospital does this much % of free treatment in Vadodara or in Vaghodia. You got educated        Dr Satish Shah, Dr Jatin Shah or Dr Madhu Parikh for details.
              by paying 660 rupees per year. Govt. of Gujarat cannot take care of healthcare satisfactorily. Wards are not        World Conference (B.M.C) : Every 5 years we go to Vadodara. World conference will be held on January 1 & 2, 2005. There will be a lot of fun &
              renovated for more than 50 years. In short your mother needs help. Holycare project is already in progress.         entertainment. A post convention excursion to Kerala, and Colombo (Ceylon) is organised. It will be separate trips limited to 35 people in each trip, on
              Please visit S.S.G.h during your next visit and see positive improvements that are being made. If you like it,      first come first serve basis. I expect large attendance. So hurryup. Call Dr. Madhu Parikh.
              then you donate and tell your friends to help. If you do not help, who else will?                                   Inauguration of renovated wards will be on Sunday 2nd January, 2005, at 10.00 a.m. All are invited to attend.

              My sincere thanks to Dr Kamal Pathak & his team at S. S. G.H, Dr Satish Shah & BMCAA team in U.S.A, and

              Mr. Piyush Shah and his holycare team in Vadodara, for great help.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. S. Padmanabh,
              I will be in Vadodara from December 15th, 2004 to January 15th, 2005.

              I will be staying at Surya Palace Hotel in Vadodara, Phone no. +91-265-2363366. Please contact me in                                                                B.M.C. graduate of 1962, passed away on may 16th. 2004, at his residence in Saskatoon, Canada. He
              U.S.A at 3866774411 or e-mail me at parikhmadu@aol.com before you leave U.S.A to visit Vadodara,
              give me a call, I would like to organise your visit to S.S.G.H at anytime of year.                                                                                  was known for his skills as a physician, it was his Compassion, Artistic temperament and quiet wisdom that

              Thanks,                                                                                                                                                             he will be most remembered for. He charmed friends and family with humor and affection.


                                                                                                                                                                                  Our sincere thanks to his wife Pari, and brother in law Kamlesh Chainani for their generous donation of
              Dr Madhu Parikh.
                                                                                                                                                                                  12,000.00 U.S. dollars for renovation of operating rooms in surgery, and 12,000.00 U.S dollars to

                                                                                                                                                                                  holycare for renovation of wards at S.S.G.hospital.
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Holycare Financial Report upto July 2003                                                                                          Holycare Financial Report upto July 2003
 Status report from Dr Madhu Parikh                                                                                                                  Class of Dr. Jay Shah (1971 Entry)
                                       Income                                                                                                        Dr. R. M. Desai                                         $   1,001.00
                                       Income from donors                                                         $ 226,411.00                       Dr. Dolly Manwar                                        $   1,000.00
                                       Less expenses                                                              $ 97,000.00                        Dr. Jay & Smita Shah                                    $   1,000.00
                                       Balance                                                                    $ 129,411.00                       Dr. Yogendra Patel, CA                                  $   1,000.00
                                       Plus revenue from currency                                                                                    Dr. Raksha Saraiya                                      $     500.00
                                       fluctuation(dollar & rupee,                                                                                   Dr. Umesh C. Shah                                       $     500.00
                                       some money has come from                                                                                      Dr. Ajaykumar Acharya                                   $     500.00
                                       India in rupees)                                                           $ 5,292.26                         Dr. Amul V. Shukla                                      $     500.00
                                                                                             Total balance        $ 134,703.26                       Dr. Bharat Shah                                         $     500.00
                                       Expenses                                                                                                      Dr. Rajan & Shobhana Joshi                              $     500.00
                                       2002 year12 wards(6000$/ward)                                              $ 72,000.00                        Dr. Natwar Rajpura                                      $     500.00
                                       2003 year5 wards (5000$ / ward                                                                                Dr. Ashok Jain                                          $     500.00
                                       (untill may)                                                                                                  Dr. Piyush & Dharmi Joshi                               $      50.00
                                       (We are holding 1000$ / ward of maintainance)                              $ 25,000.00                        Class of 1982 Dr. Aman Shah (In Memory of Julie)
                                                                                             Total expenses       $ 97,000.00                        Dr. Amit & Bela Shah                                    $ 1,500.00
                                       Balances                                                                                                      Dr. Ameeta & Shetal Divetia                             $ 1,201.00
                                       In u.s.a (chase manhatten bank in ny)                                      $ 133,303.26                       Dr. Sanjay & Subina Desai                               $ 1,000.00
                                       In Vadodara (State Bank of India1400$ worth /rupees                        $ 1,400.00                         Dr. Maitraya & Madhuri Thakker                          $   500.00
                                                                                             Total balance        $ 134,703.26                       Dr. Pramod & Rajul Malik                                $   500.00
 Project Holycare Donors list in USA                                                                                                                 Dr. Rohan Derasari                                      $   500.00
 (as of July-2003)                     NAME                                                                            AMOUNT                        Dr. Vipul & Hansa Kabaria                               $   500.00
                                       Dr. Arun Shinghala                                                         $   24,000.00                      Dr. Rakesh & Brinda Choksi                              $   500.00
                                       Dr. Rajpura                                                                $    6,000.00                      Dr. Anant & Snehal Damale                               $   250.00
                                       Dr. Sudha Patel                                                            $    6,000.00                      Dr. Chaitanya & Anjana Shah                             $   250.00
                                       Dr. Varsha Desai                                                           $    6,000.00                      Dr. Virendra & Preeti Randive                           $   250.00
                                       Dr. Vijay Maradia                                                          $    6,000.00                      Class of 1963 - Entry Dr. Thakor Rana
                                       Dr. Haresh Patel & Dr. Nitin Ambani                                        $    6,000.00                      Dr. Kiran Amin                                          $   1,000.00
                                       Dr. Bharat Desai                                                           $    6,000.00                      Dr. Vajubhai Sanchala                                   $   1,000.00
                                       Dr. Arvind Shah, CA                                                        $    6,000.00                      Dr. Velji Kansara                                       $   1,000.00
                                       Dr. Shirish Shah, PA                                                       $    6,000.00                      Dr. Paresh Patel                                        $   1,000.00
                                       Dr. Shobhana Ganhi                                                         $    6,000.00                      Dr. Thakor Rana                                         $   1,000.00
                                       Dr. Rohit & Geeta Trivedi                                                  $    6,000.00                      Dr. Kiritkumar Purohit                                  $   1,000.00
                                       Dr. Yagnesh Rawal                                                          $    6,000.00                      BMC Alumni from Crystal River, Florida
                                       Dr. Hansa & Madhu Parikh                                                   $    6,000.00                      Dr. K. Amin                                             $    750.00
                                       Dr. Yogendra & Pratima Shah                                                $    6,000.00                      Dr. Paresh Desai                                        $    750.00
                                       Dr. Bharat Joshi                                                           $    6,000.00                      Dr. Bharat Parikh                                       $    750.00
                                       Dr. Shashi & Pratima Patel                                                 $    6,000.00                      Dr. Sonal Parikh                                        $    750.00
                                       Dr. Bharat Dave & Dr. Harish Bhatt                                         $    6,000.00                      Dr. Sunil Gandhi                                        $    750.00
                                       Dr. Satish Shah, & Rupal Shah, PA                                          $    6,000.00                      Dr. Shirish Patel                                       $    750.00
                                       Dr. Bipin Avashia                                                          $    6,000.00                      Dr. Manoj Shukla                                        $    750.00
                                       Dr. Jatin & Bharati Shah                                                   $    4,000.00                      Dr. H.V. Lyer                                           $    750.00
                                       Dr. Indravadan & Saroj Shsh                                                $    4,000.00                      Class of 1965 Entry (Dr. Yogendra Patel)
                                       Dr. Ashok & Mamta Shah                                                     f    4,000.00                      Dr. Bharat Joshi                                        $    475.00
                                       Dr. Pravina & Dinesh Mehta                                                 $    4,000.00                      Dr. Pratima Patel                                       $    475.00
                                       Dr. Ashwin Shah & Narendra Shah                                            $    3,000.00                      Dr. Shobhna Gandhi                                      $    475.00
                                       Dr. Bhupendra Tolia                                                        $    2,000.00                      Dr. T. K. Desai                                         $    475.00
                                       Dr. Satish Shah, Friends and Patients (Naryan Shah)                        $    2,409.00                      Dr. Yogendra Patel                                      $    475.00
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Holycare Financial Report upto July 2003                                                                       Holycare Financial Report from July-Nov. 2003
                   Dr. Ramesh P. Desai                                                         $     475.00                       Dr. Jailwala                                            $ 6,000.00
                   Dr. Ranjan Patel                                                            $     475.00                       Dr. Ramesh & Veena Shah                                 $ 6,000.00
                   Dr. Rasik Ganatra                                                           $     475.00                       Dr. Varsha Desai, Munster Indiana                       $ 6,000.00
                   Class of 1972 (Dr. Harish Bhatt)                                                                               Dr. Priyavadan Maneklal & Iiarsha Shah                  $ 2,000.00
                   Dr. Ashwin J. Patel                                                         $ 1,001.00                         Dr. Patel Narendrakumar D.                              $ 2,000.00
                   Dr. Kiran Modi                                                              $ 1,000.00                         Dr. Kundan Giri                                         $ 2,000.00
                                                                                                                                  Dr. I. C. & Saroj Siiai Siiai -i                        $ 2,000.00
                   Dr. Rohitkumar Vyas                                                         $   500.00
                                                                                                                                  Dr. Jatin& Bharti Shah                                  $ 2,000.00
                   Class of 1972 (Dr. Harish Bhatt)
                                                                                                                                  Dr. Ashok & Mamata Siiai-ia                             $ 2,000.00
                   Dr. Kishore Vakaria                                                         $    3,000.00                      Dr. Ishwar & Jaya Thakker                               $ 2,000.00
                   Dr. Chadresh Saraiya                                                        $    1,000.00                      Dr. Narendra Shah                                       $ 1,500.00
                   Dr. J. J. Shah                                                               $   1,000.00                      Dr. Ashvin Shah                                         $ 1,500.00
                   Dr. Kasundara                                                               $    1,000.00                      Dr. Minal & Shekhar Desai                               $ 1,000.00
                   Class of 1961 (Dr. Sanjay Shah in Memory of Dr. Rekha Dixit)                                                   Dr. Ladani Cd & Mesial                                  $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Suresh Shah                                                             $     500.00                       Dr. Srinivasan Kala & Prasad                            $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. N. S. Desai                                                             $     500.00                       Dr. Yogesh & Pallavi Mody                               $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Rashmi Desai                                                            $     500.00                       Dr. Patel Mahendrakumar & Bharati                       $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Narayan Shah                                                            $     500.00                       Dr. Prajapati Dattatraya                                $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Upendra Patel                                                           $     500.00                       Dr.PATEL RAJENDRA & PRATIMA                             $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Jitendra Desai                                                          $     500.00                       Dr. Sudha Patel. Torrence. California                   $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                  Ashish shuklac B.M.C.A. Childrens Alumni                $    100.00
                   Dr. Malti Patel                                                             $     500.00
                                                                                                                                                                             Total        $ 43,100.00
                   Dr. Shashikant Patel                                                        $     500.00
                                                                                                                                 1969 Class Entrycclass Of Dr. Ashok Mehta
                   Dr. Sanjay Shah                                                             $     500.00                      Dr. Amar & Paulomi Desai                                 $ 10,000.00
                   Dr. Rohini Patel                                                            $     500.00                      Dr. Govind Bhanusali                                     $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. J.N, Patel                                                              $     500.00                      Dr. Praful & Aruna BiiattT                               $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Kamlesh Patel                                                           $     500.00                      Dr. Ambaram & Kiran Chauhan                              $ 1,000.00
                   Contribution feom Opthalmologists                                                                             Dr. Ratilal & Rita Gajera                                $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. NalinTolia                                                              $ 1,000.00                        Dr. Ramkrisitna & Chang IYer                             $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Farook Koreishi                                                         $ 1,000.00                        Haresh & Vimla Khatri                                    $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Nayan Modi                                                              $   200.00                        Dr. Mukesh & Sheela Luhar                                $ 1,000.00
                   Class of 1964 Dr. Raju Rana                                                                                   Dr. Ashok & Pragma Mehta                                 $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Raju Rana                                                               $     250.00                      Dr. Magan & Vanita Mistri                                $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Rashmi Desai                                                            $     250.00                      Dr. K. Ilpardanani                                       $ 1,000.00
                   Contribution in Rupees in India                                                                               Dr. Ashok Patel Kantucky                                 $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Piyush & Mina Patel                                  $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Prakash Desai                                                           $ 6,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Ashvin Patel, Corona, Cal.                           $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Sulu Trivedi                                                            $ 12,000.00                       Dr. Bipin & Bindu Patel                                  $ 1,000.00
                   Dr. Satish Shah (Urologists) & Brothers                                     $ 5,000.00                        Dr. Prakash & Rekha Patel                                $ 1,000.00
                                                                                  Total        $ 226,411.00                      Dr. R. C. & Nita Patel                                   $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Rajendra & Aruna Patel                               $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Satish & Neela Patel                                 $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Shyam & Maya Rao                                     $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Tapan Roy                                            $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Pradip & Darsiiana Shah                         $    1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Navin & Leena Shah                                   $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Jayendra & Meena Shah                                $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Manilal B. Shai-i                                    $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr. Prakash & Vishaka Vin                                $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                 Dr .Gaurang Shah, Jacksonville, Fl.                      $ 1,000.00
                                                                                                                                                                             Total        $ 36,000.00
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                 2004                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Satish Shah giving bouquet to Dr. Minal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Vishnubhai Amin cutting ribbon of renovated
                                                      Dr. Vijay Moradic with Dr. Yogesh Bhatt at                                                                                                                                                                    pediatric ward (from left to right) Mr. Sukhadia
                                                                                                      Dr. Ajit Kothari & Dr. Madhu Parikh Standing at    Dr. Harshad Bhatt examining patient with tumor           Desai after receiving check of 6000 $ donation
                                                       Workshop (Hands on) in Plastic Surgery                                                                                                                                                                        (MLA), Dr. Satish Shah (President BMCAA)
                                                                                                                   Pediatric Wards (SSGH)                 of left arm in outpatient clinic in orthopedics.         for a ob-gyn ward (non alumni donation) by
                                                      Department Rhinoplasty is being performed.                                                                                                                                                                   Vishnukaka, Mr. N V Patel (Mayor) Smt. Jayaben
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   " Ma Krupa Trust" from Melbourne, Florida.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thakkar (MP)




                                                                                                                                                          Surgical Ward cleaned by electronic cleaner as          Kanubhai Shah and Dr. Manjuben Shah inaug-
                                                     Dr. Madhu Parikh and Dr. Moradia watching                                                              part of maintaince programe by Holy Care.            urated Surgical Ward donated in memory of their
  Cybercafe with 12 computers, internet service,     "Live telecast" with post graduct students and    Dr. Ashok Shoha and Dr. Hansa Parikh cutting                                                                                                                    Dr. Chandresh Saraiya and Mr. Jailwala
                                                                                                                                                          Watching BMCA memers are Dr. Paresh Patel,             brother Mahendrabhai by Dr. I.C. Shah and Saroj
                      etc.                              local Plastic Surgeons "Rhinoplasty" is                  Ribbon of Surgical ward.                                                                                                                            Inaugurating Orthopedic Ward they donated
                                                                                                                                                         Dr. Satish Shah, Dr. Jatin Shah, Dr. Yogesh Shah,        Shah (Newyork) Dr. Shirish Shah is by the side
                                                                       performed.                                                                                       Dr. Madhu Parikh                                          of Manjuben




                                                                                                       Dr. Hansa and Madhu Parikh in front of name                                                                                                                        Dr. Jatin Shah and Dr. Dinesh Mehta
 A new garden is in process at site where garbage
                                                                                                          plate of surgical ward donated by Indian         Dr. Paresh Patel watching Dr. Kamal Pathak            Dr. Devetia and Dr. Paresh Patel giving C.M.E.      Inaugurating " Burn Ward " They doneted on
  was dumped. This the place behind pediatric             Dr. Jatin Shah speaking at C.M.E.
                                                                                                         Community of Daytona Beach. " Party for           (Dean) welcoming Mr. N.V. Patel (Mayor)                                   Lecture                        their parents name. Mayor Mr. Patel is on their
    ward and in front of library. This going to     “On recent advancer in head and neck surgery”
                                                                                                      Purpose " was organised at their home in armand                                                                                                                left and Mr. sukhadia .Mayor is on their right
         improve ambiance of hospital.
                                                                                                                       beach, Florida.




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                                                                                                                                                         A new building of "Jalaram Sevashram Trust" is
                                                    Alumni from U.S.A. honored with shawl for their    Dr. Harshad Bhatt, giving C.M.E. lecture on                                                               A copy machine installed wherein copy of paper        B.M.C. Allumni from U.S.A. who attend
        Dr. Satish Shah addressing CME                                                                                                                   built. It is providing free food to relatives to poor
                                                                      services.                                      Arthroscopy                                                                                   costs 40 N.P compared to 100 N.P outside.                 inauguration of Holycare.
                                                                                                                                                                                patients.

				
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