Message from the President
My dear Seniors and Colleagues,
On the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the Sister Doctors Forum of lndia (SDFI), I extend to each one of you my warmest congratulations and prayerful wishes.
It is indeed an eventful milestone in the history of SDFI, which has had its humble beginnings a quarter of a century ago on 5th June 1993 with 450 members. Glancing back over the past 25 years, there is every reason to rejoice and pray with the Psalmist, ‘The Lord has done great things for me, holy is his name .” I lack words to express my thanks to God for the myriad of ways he has led the SDFI right from its inception till date.
It is with a deep sense ofreverence and gratitude that I pay my tribute to our founding President- Sr. Dr. Lillian JMJ, the previous Presidents – Sr. Drs. Hermina SSA, late Lina HCM, Lucian SCC and Board Members, who sowed the seeds for the growth of SDFI. Their relentless hard work, generosity and leadership has yielded rich dividends and SDFI can now be proud of its present membership of 1000 Sister Doctors.
With a grateful heart, I place on record the timely assistance we have received from CBCI Health Commission, Catholic Health Association India, St. John’s Academy of Medical Sciences and many generous well-wishers, benefactors and friends.
A sincere word of appreciation to each one of you Sister Doctors for your inspiring and committed service in the healing ministry especially those who work in the remote villages and tribal regions of our country.
The XXIV National Conference – “Recent Advances in Diagnostics and Pharmacotherapeutics,” organized in collaboration with SJMCAA, provides a unique platform to all the participants for productive, vibrant discussions, brainstorming sessions and debate with renowned galaxy of experts. The scientific committee has designed four workshops and two orations and other exciting scientific deliberations, thus aiming to update the delegates on the latest trends.
This jubilee celebration also beckons each one us to look into the future and envisage what we would like to be as we march forward to the Golden dawn with God and hum anity. May God’s glory and healing power be revealed to thousands of the sick and needy of the Indian Society, through your healing ministry. May the Lord Jesus – the Divine Healer, guide us into the Golden Years.
Sr. Dr. Beena Madhavath UMI
MBBS, MD, DMAS
National President, SDFI
Sr. Dr. Beena UMI, MBBS MS(OBGy) National President,