Dear MMA Friends
Hope all of you had a peaceful and blessed Christmas holidays. I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. We hope and pray that this is the year when we overcome the pandemic and life returns to “normal” as before. Let’s take a moment to pay respects for our dear MMA members whom we lost in in the last couple years due to Covid and other causes. May they rest in peace.
As you know we had a very successful virtual annual celebrations in January 2021. We also had a virtual business and educational meeting in summer 2021. Given the circumstances it was not possible to hold our regular meeting in summer 2021. Having heard that many members are keen to have get together in person, MMA executive team provisionally arranged for one in February 2022 at Daventry. Unfortunately due to the arrival of an unwelcome friend “Omicron” this meeting was scrapped.
We are also exploring the feasibility of a coach trip to Scotland in Spring and cruise in Autumn.
We are pleased to confirm that our regular MMA annual celebrations will be held on the second weekend in July 2022 at Daventry. God willing this will be F2F event and will be wonderful to see our friends in person. Mark your diary for this date.
Our honourable secretary have already mailed all of you about an initiative by MMA to develop a mentorship programme for young new Malayali doctors while they are trying to find their feet in the NHS. We are also exploring the possibility of linking this to the well established educational and employment programme of BAPIO. we would welcome expression of interest from any of the MMA members who would like to contribute to this initiative. In addition to helping the young doctors to establish professionally, our own organisation will immensely benefit by the increased membership and infusing young blood into our organisation.
There is plenty of scope to make our official website more appealing and welcoming. If any of you have an interesting and suitable article or blog which could be posted on the website kindly contact us.
Once again may I take this opportunity to wish you a joyful and prosperous 2022.
Looking forward to seeing you all.
Dr Job Cyriac