A brief History of Keral Govt. Homoeo Medical Officers’ Association
KGHMOA- The Kerala Govt: Homoeo Medical Officers’ Association is a category service organization of Govt Homoeo doctors which exists for the social, cultural and material wellbeing of the Medical officers’ community striving hard enough and performing in a high esteem. It is the only Association which has been striving relentlessly for half a century for the cause of Medical Officers in the Dept of Homoeopathy, the only Association that is working with professional spirit for the betterment of the Homoeo Medical officers of the State, the only Association with proud stories of historical struggles for keeping up the prestige of Medical officers which is is not affiliated to any political party.
The strength of the Association is nothing but its vibrant members, hardworking leaders, achievements and systematic conduct of programmes and successful execution of projects- the ultimate result is reflected to the officers and to the common public. It interferes with the day to day affairs of the Department and vigil over the matters which are benevolent for its members.
KGHMOA never hesitates to protest whenever injustice imposed upon the officers’ community. Even without being affiliated with a political establishment, the success story of KGHMOA, its membership strength of 90% officers of the Department and its style of functioning is wondered by all.
It is proud of being a member of this mighty organization which always emphasize Quality work and Duty consciousness and moreover create a feeling of protection to its beloved members. Kerala Govt: Homoeo doctors never separate themselves from KGHMOA as it is dissolved in their blood since 1963.
The first Govt. Homoeo Dispensary in Kerala was started in the year 1958 at East Fort Thiruvananthapuram during the regime of Sri EMS Namboothrippad the then Chief Minister of Kerala and due to the earnest effort of Dr AR Menon, Health Minister. Govt Homoeo Dispensary East Fort was the first Dispensary started in the Govt sector in India. Dr MO Alexander was the first Medical Officer.
KGHMOA was formed in 1963 with 19 members and it got recognition in 1966. (Serial No.62/1966) The founder President was Dr. K.S. Prakasam and Dr. K.Z. George was the General Secretary.
After a short decline of activities, in the year 1978 KGHMOA was revived with Dr. P. Kesavan Nair as President and Dr. P.A. Philipose as General Secretary. From 1982 onwards a large number of officers started entering service due to the opening of number of dispensaries every year.
In 1986 two land mark decisions were taken by amending the by-law to constitute District units and start publication of an organ. An Editorial Board was constituted with Dr. Thomas A. Kuruvila as the Chief Editor. The first issue of the mouth organ ‘Homoeopathy Service’ was published on 10th April 1987.
Association became highly boosted up by the entry of the officers having membership with KHMGA who have joined with KGHMOA in the year 2001 as they gave up the idea of forming GGMOA (Govt. Graduate Medical Officers’ Association).
Association brought great laurels to the officers’ community and to the Department, rationalization of OP time and entry grade Gazetted post are prominent among them. DMO office at Wyanad, RMO posts, 26 more Supt Posts at hospitals, appointment of DMOs after a long gap in the year 2006 were achieved due to our great efforts and by means of repeated memorandums and follow ups.
Association highly involves with the day to day affairs of the Dept and benevolent to the individual member to protect his/her fundamental rights and grievances and above all it exists for to achieve common goals for the members at large.