Our Activities

  1. 16th July 2017 – Inauguration and Launching of IMA Australia (QLD Branch).

  2. 16th July 2017 – Sunset Cruise at Broadbeach, Gold Coast on MV Inspiration by Organising Committee members and their family.

  3. Felicitation Dinner at Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast in Honour of Hon. Consul of India Mrs. Archana Singh and Presentation and Introduction by President Dr Vagish Singh and Secretary Dr Cyril Fernandez and Vote of Thanks by Vice President Dr Vidhya Gupta

  4. 21st July 2017 – IMA-Q Vice President Dr Vidhya Gupta presented Hamper to PWAA (Punjabi Welfare Association of Australia) President Mrs P Singh.

  5. IMA Australia Secretary Dr Cyril Fernandez Honoured Mr Dundee Kim the Coach of World Boxing Champion Mr Jeff Horn from Algester, QLD, during the PWAA function held at Mt: Gravatt.

  6. 15th August 2017- Official launching of IMA-Q Website by President Dr Vagish Singh.

  7. 19th August 2017 – IMA-Q Participated at India Fair, organised by GOPIO at Roma Street Parklands Brisbane, Commemorating the 70th Indian Independence Day. IMA-Q ran a health stall at the event. 

  8. 24th September 2017 – Health Fair at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 45 Clare Road, Kingston QLD 4114

  9. 16th October 2017 – Celebration of Diwali Festival at Queensland Parliament on invitation from the Premier of QLD.

  10. 30th November 2017 – IMG Forum hosted by Daisy Hill Surgery, Brisbane. 

  11. 19th December 2017 – Dr Manas Gupta’s proposed meeting with J. Secretary Ministry of Health, New Delhi India

  12. 5th January 2018 – President and Secretary release IMA - Australia desk calendar 2018. At Spring Hill, Brisbane

  13. 10th February 2018 – Dr. Shunil Sharma (MBBS, FRACP) one of the leading Rheumatologist's in Queensland who practices in John Flynn and Gold Coast Hospital appointed as Convenor IMA - Australia Gold Coast Division by Dr. Vagish Singh at felicitation ceremony held at Mariott Gold Coast. This meeting was attended by forty doctors from the Gold Coast region.

  14. Dr, (Prof.) Ravinder Batra was awarded IMA - Australia scroll of honour at a ceremony while cruising the Broadwater on 10th February. He was also presented with a medal by Secretary General Dr. Fernandez. Members and their families enjoyed a sunset cruise followed by a gala dinner at Marriot Gold Coast.

  15. April 2018 Dr. Dilip Gahankari  MCh, FRCS(Edin), FRACS(Plastic Surg)  Plastic Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon at Gold Coast was one of the Proud Torch Bearers at the Commonwealth Games

  16. 5th May 2018-IMA Australia is Hosting Pravasi Kavi Sammalen at QLD Multicultural Centre ,K Point ,Brisbane  

  17. 15 August 2018 - First Newsletter of IMA released after National Flag Hoisting at Indian Consulate ,Brisbane by Australian Medical Association QLD President Dr Dilip Dhupelia 

  18. IMA sponsored and managed Medical & First Aid Post at India Day Fair in Roma Street Parklands

  19. 2 October 2018 - Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday at QLD Parliament Hall 

  20. 15 December 2018 - Seasons and Christmas celebrations -goodbye to 2018 Social event 

  21. 26 January 2019 - Australia Day and Republic Day of India celebrations at IMA office in Spring Hill Brisbane 

  22. 10 February  2019 -Under auspices of Organising committee Melody in Medicine  inaugural meeting 

  23. 16 February 2019 -Gold Coast Doctors meeting organised by Dr Shunil Sharma at Seaworld Theme Park

  24. 27 February 2019 - Core group meeting hosted by President Dr Singh at Sunnybank Private Hospital 

  25. 22 March 2019 IMA core Members invited by AMA President at Kelvin Grove office 

  26. 1 June 2019 IMA Hosts Gala Dinner MELODY IN MEDICINE. at Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel Brisbane.

  27. 8 June 2019 Meeting with His Excellency Dr Gondane - High Commissioner of India, with an agenda to undertake a research paper into improving healthcare in India, from the perspective ofIndian-origin Australian doctors. 

  28. 15 August 2019 Indian Independence Day First Aid camp at Roma St Parklands. 

  29. 16 August 2019 Representation of IMA-Q at India Day celebration at Indian High Commission, Canberra ACT. 

  30. 2nd October 2019 Gandhi Jayanti community event at Mahatma Gandhi statue in Wickham St, Brisbane.

  31. December 2019 - Professor N. Gill and Dr N. Khanna submit a paper to the Indian Government titled "Universal Health Coverage in India.

  32. 13 March 2020 - on advice of His Excellency Gitesh Sarma, learning aids for children with special needs were sent to India, after consultation with Tarika Roy (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rehabilitation, Govt of India) subsequent to her visit to Australia. 

  33. 17th March 2020 - virtual clinic launched by IMA-Q volunteer doctors to provide health related advice to members of the Indian diaspora, during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. This clinic has been running every Sunday since, and to date has provided over 800 telephonic consultations free of cost. 

  34. April 2020 - Vice President Dr Vidhya Gupta organised 200 food packets to be distributed to Indian students affected by COVID-19 lockdowns. 

  35. June-August 2020 - Several doctors individually contributed Oxygen Concentrators to be donated to people in need in India, facing a shortage of medical oxygen due to COVID-19. 

  36. August 2020 An amount of INR 10 lakh was donated through Indian Red Cross for use in the Prime Minister's relief fund. 

  37. 2nd October 2020 - on occasion of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti, IMA-Q launched a series of 12 webinars, discussing health related topics, delivered in 12 regional languages of India. 

  38. 14 November 2020 - Diwali Celebrations were held at Indian Mehfil Brisbane, attended by 80 guests from the IMA-Q community. 

  39. 21st December 2020 - Launch of annual IMA-Q calendar, celebrating the flora, fauna and landmarks of Queensland, by Dr Dilip Dhupelia (AMAQ Past President). 

  40. 2nd January 2021 - IMA-Q launches "Aap ke Sehat" (Your Health), a monthly virtual lecture series via Australian Indian Radio and YouTube. On 10am of the first Saturday of each month, an IMA-Q doctor delivers a health-related lecture on indianradio.net.au.

  41. 9th June 2021 - Facilitated communication between Indian High Commission and various pharmaceutical companies to address a shortage of Ambisome (liposomal amphotericin) in India. 

  42. 19th June 2021 - Annual IMA-Q Dinner and Medical Conference held at JW Marriott, Surfer's Paradise. 150 guests attended, with medical lectures delivered by 4 medical specialists of IMA-Q. Professor Chris Perry, President of AMAQ was chief guest, and announced special AMAQ membership rates. 

  43. 20th August 2021 - A delegation of IMA-Q members attended the AMAQ annual conference and held robust discussions with the Chief Health Officer of Queensland. 

  44. 23rd October 2021 - Dr S. Singh presents a cardiology lecture for 80 IMA-Q members, followed by our annual Diwali celebration. 

  45. 27th October 2021 - IMA-Q in association with Giri Sivaraman, Principal and Head of Employment Law at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, brought out a public interest webinar regarding implications of COVID-19 immunisation-related workplace regulations. 

  46. 22nd December - Dr Yash Khanna represents an IMA-Q contingent, which hosted a felicitation of Jim Varghese AM, on his appointment as Chancellor of Torrens University. 

  47. 7th January 2022 - IMA-Q annual calendar released at Hotel W, Brisbane. 

  48. January 2022 - "Baatein Sehat Ke" (Talking about Health), a series of live seminars to be launched on the joint occasion of Republic Day of India and Australia Day.