A RESPECTED doctor who has treated patients in Chester for 33 years is retiring.
Vish Kini, who is a GP at the City Walls Medical Centre in St Martins Way, will call time on a long and successful medical career at the end of the month.
Practice manager Linda Leigh said: “Dr Kini is passionate about the quality of care given to patients and has always strived throughout his career to deliver a first class service for all the patients at City Walls Medical Centre.
“A family man at heart, who enjoys outdoor pursuits, Dr Kini and his wife Lyn have two children and four grandchildren who will absorb much of his retirement plans.
“The practice wish him and his family a long and happy retirement.”
Dr Kini, who was educated in Hertfordshire and at Liverpool University, trained at the former Nicholas Street Practice as a GP registrar in 1978 and became a partner the following year.
When becoming a member of the Royal College of GPs in 1986, Dr Kini was responsible for the co-ordination of the Chester Young Practitioners Group who met to discuss topics of interest.
Dr Kini was instrumental in the development and improvement of the Nicholas Street Practice, culminating in the opening of the City Walls Medical Centre in 1997 and later the new health centre in Saughall.
The two practices provide medical care for 17,300 Chester residents.
Throughout his career Dr Kini has been actively involved in education for both the practice and Cheshire as a whole by working at the North West Mersey Deanery for General Practice as an associate medical education director and more recently as the deputy director.