Indian Journal of Community Medicine

: 2012  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138-

Rest in Peace, Friend


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Dr. Bir Singh was born on 05 January 1956. He completed his MBBS (1978) and MD (Community Medicine, 1984) – both from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He was a Faculty Member at the AIIMS, New Delhi, as Professor in Centre for Community Medicine. He also headed the AIDS Education and 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 and 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 Helpline "e-Shubhchintak"

His active contribution to his areas of interest has resulted in conferring of three National Awards to him in last 7 years apart from the Fellowship of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) and Indian Public Health Association (IPHA). He had provided consultancies to various national and International organizations.

Apart from being a prolific speaker, Dr. Bir Singh was prolific writer in English and Hindi as well – apart from having 40 scientific articles and research papers in national and international medical journals – had also authored around 19 books and 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 programs on Radio and T.V. with close to 200 programs 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- 2010; 2nd Term 2010-2012).