AAPI’s 15th Annual Global Healthcare Summit In Hyderabad concludes: To focus on preventive healthcare in India
The 15th edition of the annual Global Healthcare Summit organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) concluded in Hyderabad with a commitment to continue efforts towards improving preventive care in India, and to collaborate with the federal, state and local governments, healthcare and technological industries, as well as with several not for profit organizations, to help India make health delivery accessible, affordable and efficient
The 15th edition of the annual Global Healthcare Summit organized by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) concluded in Hyderabad with a commitment to continue efforts towards improving preventive care in India, and to collaborate with the federal, state and local governments, healthcare and technological industries, as well as with several not for profit organizations, to help India make health delivery accessible, affordable and efficient.
“During the 15th annual Global Healthcare Summit, organized in Hyderabad, India from January 5th to 7th, 2022, physician leaders from the United States and India had an opportunity to brainstorm and explore ways to focus on the theme, "Transformation of Healthcare through Telehealth and Technology usage during this post-Covid Era," and have recommended possible ways to plan and implement preventive medicine that will save resources and precious human lives,” said Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, President of AAPI.
Towards this end, “AAPI is urging the Government of India to appoint an expert panel of nationally recognized experts in the disciplines of preventive medicine and primary care,” she added.
“AAPI is collaborating with Global Teleclinics (GTC) to carry out this project in 5 states including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana,” said Dr. Satheesh Kathula, Secretary of AAPI. “It will be expanded to other states in India eventually. The tests will include CBC, HbA1C, lipid profile, creatinine, pulse oximetry, measurement of blood pressure, height and weight. 150-200 people are screened in each village in one day. There is an opportunity to screen a total of up to 15,000 people in 75 villages across 5 states,” he added.
The CEO Forum, chaired by Dr. Joseph Chalil had a galaxy of CEOs from India and the United States, who shared their insights into the challenges and opportunities for making healthcare affordable, using modern technology and scientific research, Sangita Reddy, Joint MD of Apollo Hospitals group and incoming Chairman of FICCI, praised AAPI’s efforts to help India through its Healthcare Summits in making policies in healthcare delivery more effective.
“AAPI, under the guidance of President Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, would like to collaborate with the healthcare leaders in proposing the creation of an Indian Preventive Task Force (IPTF). We envision a great future for our country with the direct result of complex interactions at this forum with your assistance, guidance, and experience,” said Dr.Chalil.
“January is #CervicalCancer Awareness Month! In coordination with the local organizers of the GHS, AAPI is donating funds for the HPV Vaccination, a total of 200 doses of the vaccine for 100 children from the state of Telangana on January 9th,” said Dr. Meher Medavaram, an organizer of the program. “AAPI’s this new initiative through education and awareness programs, is aimed at help save millions of lives in India,” she added.
“The next edition of the Global Healthcare Summit 2023 will be held in Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh in the first week of January in 2023,” Dr. Ravi Kolli, President-Elect of AAPI announced.
“With the changing trends and statistics in healthcare, both in India and US, we are refocusing our mission and vision, AAPI will continue to make a positive meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery system both in the US and in India,” Dr. Gotimukula said.
Appealing to the Government of India to appoint a panel of nationally recognized experts in the disciplines of preventive medicine and primary care; Adopt A Village Program in 75 villages, Cervical Cancer Vaccine Camp for 100 girls in Hyderabad, Establishing AAPI India Foundation; Efforts by AAPI Global Education Committee Advocacy of National Medical Commission (NMC) on WFME accreditation for ECFMG eligibility for Indian Medical Graduates and successfully mobilizing NMC leadership and engaging and motivating medical students in India through research contest and Med Quiz as well as the CMEs by highly acclaimed international speakers are only some of the tangible outcomes from the GHS 2022, Dr. Gotimukula stated.
The GHS 2022 was inaugurated by Indian Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who addressed virtually the hundreds of participants from the United States and India at Avasa Hotel in Hyderabad on January 5.
Naidu told the hundreds of delegates in a recorded inaugural message stated that the Indian-origin physicians in the United States have gained a formidable reputation and that several of them occupy the top administrative positions in the country.
“They are among the most successful ambassadors of India’s value systems.” he said.
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