Dr Chand re-elected as BMA deputy chair

Dr Kailash Chand (middle) during the launch of Asian Lite's Health magazine

Dr Kailash Chand OBE re-elected unopposed as BMA deputy chair…reports Asian Lite News

Dr Kailash Chand (middle) during the launch of Asian Lite's Health magazine
Dr Kailash Chand (middle) during the launch of Asian Lite’s Health magazine

Dr Kailash Chand has y been re-elected unopposed as BMA council deputy chair for a further year. He has held the post for the past three years representing the interests of 154,000 doctors and medical students, who make up the BMA’s membership.

Alongside his BMA duties, he works as a chair of Tameside Healthwatch. He is known for his focus on ‘the fight against health inequalities’ and being ‘outspoken on racism within the health service’.

His unopposed re-election follows the Annual Representative Meeting of the BMA, held in Liverpool this week.

Commenting on his re-election, Dr Chand said: “I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to continue to serve as BMA council deputy chair for another year. Doctors across the UK are facing a number of pressures. A £30 billion black hole in the NHS budget, year around A&E pressures, a recruitment and retention crisis in general practice and the £200 million cut to the public health budget. All of this is coming at a time when politicians continue to play games with the NHS.

“It is vital that the BMA continues to champion the work of our members, their patients and plays a leading role in meeting the challenges the NHS faces.”

Dr Chand has 30 years service as a GP besides a period on the board of local PCT as Chair. He has served as advisor to Tameside Council’s Health Scrutiny Panel for seven years. In addition he have been an active participant in a number of local health related charities including work promoting mental health and a local hospice.