ABOUT Dr. Virendra Singh

President at Rajasthan Hospital

Dr. Singh is a prestigious alumnus of SMS Medical College, completing his MBBS & MD (Medicine) from the institute. He went on to work in his alma mater for the next 35 year, eventually retiring as the Medical Superintendent of the hospital. He applied the principles of Mahatma Gandhi in administration & became one of the most successful superintendents of SMS Hospital. Dr. Singh is considered a leading pulmonologist of the country and has thus far treated over 5 lac patients suffering from various debilitating respiratory illnesses such as asthma, COPD & ILD.

Early in his profession, Dr. Singh realized the menace of asthma and allergic respiratory diseases amongst the masses. A visionary and an innovator, Dr. Singh invented Pink City Flow Meter & PinkCity Lung Exerciser in the 90s revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of asthmatic patients. For this discovery, he was awarded the Independence Day Award by National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), considered the highest award in the country for invention. Dr. Singh has gone on to establish the ILD India Registry and pioneer treatment of relatively uncommon Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). He is the director of prestigious Asthma Bhawan, which works in the field of asthma research & tobacco deaddiction.

For his contributions towards medical science, Dr. Singh was awarded the prestigious Dr. BC Roy Award in 1993. An academician and scientist from heart, he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Lung India. Dr. Singh has also been a crusader against tobacco use through his organization Indian Asthma Care Society (IACS). He was instrumental in the promulgation of law against tobacco (COTPA) in the country leading to banning public smoking in Rajasthan and gutkha ban in the country.

Throughout his life, Dr. Singh has strived for excellence and worked for the well-being of his patients. He has always believed in the philosophy of earning patient’s trust and his commitment towards the patients & the community drove him to start Rajasthan Hospital (RHL) with his life-long friend, Dr. SS Agarwal.