Forest Gate clinic celebrates popular doctor’s retirement
PUBLISHED: 17:48 15 July 2015 | UPDATED: 18:01 15 July 2015
A popular doctor has retired after serving residents across Newham for almost 20 years.
Staff, patients, and family members came together to celebrate the 19 year career of Dr Atmaji Manam at Claremont Clinic, in Romford Road, Forest Gate.
The medic is hoping to use her retirement to develop her research in the “spiritual field”.
She said: “I have really enjoyed working at the clinic and to have treated patients and developed relationships with colleagues over the past 19 years.
“It was a really nice send-off and the fact that I have retired hasn’t really kicked in yet.”
Colleagues threw the doctor a retirement party on June 30 at the medical centre.
Dr Manam added: “A couple of my colleagues played some music during the party. I had my niece who came from America attend the party too.
“We also had another party a week before just for colleagues which was really nice.”
The medic did her training in India and then went to work in Jamaica for a few years before heading to Newham to work as a general practitioner.
“I decided to work as a GP as it allowed me to incorporate all of my medical training together and to deliver this to patients.
“I will miss it. It has been great. I’m now hoping to develop my understanding of the spiritual field and do more research into religion.”
Colleagues have also commended the doctor for her service over the past years,
A statement from staff members at Claremont Clinic reads: “We would like to thank Dr Manam for her continued commitment and contribution to the clinic.
“We would also like to wish her all the best in her retirement.”
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