Republic Day Parade 2023: Doctor and Professor IC Verma is the only doctor from Delhi who will be honored with Padmashri this time. Presently he is Consultant, Institute of Medical Genetics and Genomics at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He will be honored with Padma Shri on the occasion of Republic Day 2023. He has become the only doctor from Delhi to receive this honour. In a statement issued by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Management, it has been said that it is a matter of pleasure that Dr. Professor IC Verma has been selected for this year’s prestigious Padma Shri award. He is the only doctor from Delhi in the list. Dr. Verma is a renowned specialist in Genetic Medicine and has been working in the hospital for many years.
Dr. IC Verma is currently the head of the Department of Genetic Medicine at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He was previously Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He has received genetics training in UK, US and Switzerland. Dr. IC Verma, who was honored with Padma Shri, left AIIMS in 1996. He has been a member of the Advisory Committee on Genetic Disorders for WHO in Geneva for two decades. Dr. Verma is also a member of HUGO’s committee. Dr. Verma is the President of Indian Human Genetic Society. He is also a member of the Indian Council of Medical Research and the Department of Biotechnology.
Research needed more on rare diseases
Dr. IC Verma said in a conversation with IANS that I am very happy to be selected for this great honor. Hereditary diseases have been a huge burden on our society. We should focus more on research, especially on rare diseases, so that they can be prevented.