The Delhi Medical Association recently honoured Dr TS Kler, the chairman of PSRI Heart Institute, New Delhi, with Vishisht Chikitsa Ratan Award.

The award was given at a function organised at Maulana Azad Medical College on the occasion of Doctors’ Day.

Union Health Minister JP Nadda conferred the award on Dr TS Kler, a Padma Bhushan recipient, for “outstanding contribution to the medical profession and society”.

Over the last 25 years, Dr Kler has trained more than 200 cardiologists from India and abroad to perform advanced techniques of angiography, angioplasty and electrophysiology.

“Dr Kler is a very active interventional cardiologist and has performed more than 10,000 coronary, renal and peripheral angioplasties,” the Delhi Medical Association said in a statement.

Nadda was the chief guest on the occasion, while Minister of State for Environment and Culture (Independent Charge) Dr Mahesh Sharma was the guest of honour. They also paid tribute to Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, the founding member of the Medical Council of India and a former chief minister of West Bengal. Doctors’ Day is celebrated every year on July 1, the date of his birth (1882) and death (1962).