Dr. Bir Singh
(5th January 1956 to 30th March 2012)
- Dr. Bir Singh, was born on 05 January 1956. He completed his MBBS (1978) and M.D. (Community Medicine, 1984) from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He was a Faculty Member at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi as Professor in Centre for Community Medicine. He also headed the AIDS Education & Training Cell of AIIMS as its Coordinator and was also the Faculty In-charge of Sex and Marriage Counseling Clinic at AIIMS Hospital. Under AIDS Education & Training Cell, Dr. Bir Singh operated a popular telephonic aids Helpline “Shubhchintak” (Phone No.011-265 88 333) as well as its internet based AIDS
- His active contribution to his areas of interest has resulted in conferring of 3 National Awards to him in last 7 years apart from the Fellowship of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine (IAPSM). He had provided consultancies to various national & International organizations.
- Apart from being a outstanding public speaker, Dr. Bir Singh was prolific writer in English and Hindi. He had 40 scientific articles & research papers in national and international medical journals. Dr Bir Singh had authored 19 books & booklets on health topics; more than 110 columns and articles on health in leading magazines and newspapers. He had been a regular presenter of health programmes on Radio and T.V. with close to 200 programmes to his credit.
- Dr. Bir Singh was also a member of the executive councils of many professional bodies as well as on editorial boards of many reputed journals. He was active member of IAPSM since he started his journey in the field of Preventive and Social Medicine and had served as the General Secretary of IAPSM since 2007 (1st term 2007 to 2010; 2nd Term 2010 to 2012). Dr Bir Singh was the also the Secretary of AIIMS alumni association AIIMSONIAN.