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Dr Madan R Bahl Obituary

Consultant Public Health & Infectious Diseases (born 1935) died from a blood clot on the lungs on 15 December 2021.

Madan Bahl had a career spanning 50 years dedicated to the NHS Working in Kenya, Zambia, and England. As a Consultant, he worked in the most prestigious hospitals in London from Guys to St Thomas’s, University College Hospital and Royal Free.

The last position Madan held was Consultant for Communicable Disease Control for Camden & Islington Health Authority from 1992 until his retirement in 2004. He had executive responsibility for controlling communicable diseases and in addition, his responsibility extended to controlling environmental hazards. He was also the link named officer for major incidents/major accidents in London.

His main interests were in prevention of tuberculosis and food poisoning, travel medicine and immunisations and vaccinations.

Following his retirement at the age of 69, Madan continued to keep his medical knowledge/CPD up to date by reading his medical journals and completing the BMA online modules. He was also a regular attendee at the BMA library in London.

He was happiest at his home in Pinner, Middlesex. Madan leaves behind Pratibha, his wife of 58 years, two children and two grandsons.

Bela Bahl

Published 21 February 2022

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