This year to enhance social bonding between Pediatricians and their family members a get together was planned on Sunday 23rd December 2018. It was organized near Panshet in Gulmohar Resort. IAP team visited the venue and worked out minute details to make this event memorable in all aspects. Buses were arranged for transport.
Around 250 attendees which included Pediatrician and their family members enjoyed the picturesque venue, delicious food and fun activities in the resort.
A novel activity of zembe (drums) playing made the day memorable. People also appreciated the Hawaiian theme and the preparations done to make it a success.
It was nice to see all generations of Pediatricians of the city bonding together in a social setting.
People carried home sweet memories of this fantastic interesting, entertaining and satisfying event.
Vaccine is the drug which is used by each pediatrician maximally and vaccination forms a big chunk of our office practice. Pune has one of the largest vaccine manufacturer. For the first time a vaccine company visit was arranged by IAP Pune to Serum Institute of India on Sunday, 29th July 2018. SIIL is India’s no. 1 biotechnology company which is also world’s largest manufacturing co by no of doses produced with world class facilities for production. Vaccine co visit was a very well organized tour, memorable experience indeed. Four vaccine manufacturing sections including the section of monoclonal antibody production was shown to the visiting pediatricians. The finer details in the process of manufacturing were explained in detail. It was really amazing to know how the ampoules for water for reconstitution are sealed, how the dry powders are packed into vials and so on… An interesting film was shown on how the companies plant came into existence, and what are its future plans. The hygienic conditions maintained in the plant are really according to international standards. This was followed by a lunch. It was really a never before activity which attending pediatricians definitely appreciated.
After a series of academic activity IAP Pune took the initiative to bring together the Pediatricians all over Pune for a unique experience of WARI. Wari, where devotees from all over Maharashtra walk miles together to take a glimps of the sacred “Palakhi”, every year. The IAP Wari group started from IMA house at 5.30 am on Monday, 09th July 2018. Around 35-40 health professionals along with their family members started this long march and reached Saswad at around 2 pm. This was really a memorable experience walking with all the Warkaries who was engrossed in chanting their sacred mantras. The rains were drizzling all time making Dive Ghat beautiful due to the lush greenery. All of them returned back by around 5.30 pm carrying with them a feeling of content and satisfaction after completing this difficult task of walking 35 kilometers.
This year at the beginning itself a unique idea of Trek to Sinhagad Fort for Pediatricians and their families was organized by IAP, Pune on Sunday, 21st January 2018. Around 50 pediatricians with their family members enthusiastically participated in this activity. The trek started at sharp 5.30 am from the base of the fort and all of them reached the top by 7.30 pm. On reaching the top all were served delicious kanda bhaji and hot tea. After this Dr. Mankar guided the fort tour by giving all related historical information. It was creditable he even quoted the exact date and year of incidences in history. The tour ended by around 10.30 am with sweet memories and resolution to be a part of much more such activities.