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 32 year in the division of Allergy & Pulmonary medicine, department of medicine & eventually retiring as Medical Superintendent of the hospital. He also served as Secretary of the ethics committee & Dean, faculty of Medicine, RUHS. 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 1 million patients suffering from asthma, COPD, ILD, pneumonia, TB, OSA etc. Despite the odds of his age Dr Singh treated over 10K COVID patients. As a member of COVID advisory committee to the chief minister of Rajasthan, he was instrumental in formulating COVID strategy in the state.
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, Pink City Lung Exerciser & a couple of discoveries in the 90s that revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of asthmatic patients. For these innovations, 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 of relatively uncommon Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) & research publications of the registry changed the scenario of ILD care in the country. For his contributions towards medical research Dr. Singh was awarded with many prestigious awards including Dr. BC Roy Award by President of India, National academy of medical science award by Prime minister of India & cash merit award by Chief minister of Rajasthan. An academician and scientist from heart, he remained the Editor-in-Chief of Lung India for 11 long years.
In order to provide excellent care to respiratory patients at affordable cost he started the prestigious Asthma Bhawan, which works in the field of patient care, research & tobacco de-addiction. As a member of the Silicosis committee of Rajasthan he assisted prevention & care of crippling disease Silicosis in the state. Dr. Singh has also been a crusader against tobacco use through his organization Indian Asthma Care Society (IACS). Writ petitions of IACS lead to promulgation of laws against tobacco (COTPA & Gutkha ban) & plastic use 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.