BGRFDr BalMukund Bhala, TD, RAMC (V)
Dr BalMukund Bhala, TD, RAMC (V)MBBS, DA, MD Anesthesiology (Nagpur), FFARCSI, MBA(Open), LLM in Medical Law (UNN) Consultant in Anaesthesia, Resuscitation & pain management
Dr Bhala was born on the 12th of January 1949 in a Rajasthani business family and grew up in Chikhli (Buldana) Maharashtra, India. He completed his MBBS, DA & MD Anesthesiology from Nagpur University. He started working in NHS England in October 1976 with Full GMC registration to further his Anaesthetic career from London Teaching Hospitals like Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals. Gained place on GMC Specialist Register soon after completing Anaesthesia Higher Training. Passed FFARCS (Ireland) and ECFMG (USA) in one year’s time after coming to England. A rapid academic & career progress from SHO, Registrar, Senior Registrar to a Substantive Consultant Anaesthetist post in the NHS in 1982. Trained at the University of Cincinnati, the USA as a Clinical Fellow in Pain Control with Prof Prithvi Raj, Prof de Jong & Prof Bridenbough in 1982. On top of his Medical qualifications, he also completed Open University MBA in 3 years (1995-98) with NHS Executive Management Bursary, while in a full-time consultant post in Kettering, Northants. Gained PG Diploma & LLM in Medical Law (2000-2002) from Northumbria University at Newcastle upon Tyne, while at BPAS & doing NHS consultant locums.
A practising Hindu Vegetarian, with special practical interests in Bhagwad-Geeta, Regular Fasting, Yoga, Breathing exercises (Pranayam), sun salutations (Surya Namaskar) & Meditation. A regular speaker at Global Geeta / Yoga Conferences and a teacher at Yoga Teacher Training weekends. Further Yoga & Sewa teacher training www.pypt.org from the experts in Haridwar, Rishikesh & Delhi, India in 2015.
Dr Bhala initiated a few weekly Bhagwat Geeta Study Groups in UK & India, the oldest weekly one in Wellingborough Sanatan Mandir is regularly running for over 27 years. He is a Sanghchalak of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh in South Midlands Vibhag & a Patron of Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford.