The 77-yr old Indian-origin doctor has been recognise for his continuous efforts and contribution to the community as a general practitioner and medical educator
It is a rare moment of great pride for the Indian medical community in UK where an India origin doctor, Dr Shiv Pande has been accolade with a fellowship doctorate in a British University. The University of Central Lancashire has awarded this fellowship for Pande’s contribution to the community as a general practitioner and medical educator.
Pande has earlier received the coveted title of an MBE from the Queen in 1989 for his community work in UK. MBE, an member of the British Empire is awarded by the Queen personally for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the local people in the country.
As reported by PTI,
Born and educated in India, Pande obtained his MBBS and MS (General Surgery) degrees in India before moving to the UK in 1971 where he worked in cardio-thoracic surgery at London Chest Hospital, Broad Green Hospital and Fazakerley Hospital, Liverpool until 1974.
In 1975 he entered general practice, eventually retiring in 2005 after 30 years.
“Rarely has a medical doctor achieved so much in so many areas, not only within his own profession, but also in our broader community.
“As a dedicated medical practitioner, tireless charity campaigner, accomplished broadcaster and distinguished academic, Shiv Pande MBE represents a superb role model for any citizen of multicultural Britain,” said Michael Thomas, University’s vice chancellor.
“I have enjoyed working as National Health Service General Practitioner, Justice of Peace, Broadcaster, charity worker all these years.
“My work at General Medical Council took me a lot to London but happy to say as a past Treasurer of GMC, I was quietly pleased when we all at GMC decided to move it’s office and majority of work to Northwest in Manchester,” Pande, who is also a member of the Indian Journalists Association, said.