LOA ANGELES: Dr Seema Jain, President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) led a delegation of AAPI leaders at the 2015 Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention in Los Angeles, marking Indian Diaspora contributions that helped to spur India’s development, Organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, the US government and other members of the Diaspora, Dr Jain addressed on healthcare initiatives by AAPI in India.
During a panel discussion on Healthcare, Dr Jain referred to the numerous initiatives AAPI has taken in India to make healthcare affordable, accessible and of best quality.
Dr Jain drew the attention of the delegates to the Global Health Summit by AAPI that continues to offer educational and training programs on areas that need special attention, including high priority areas such as Cardiology, Maternal & Child Health, Diabetes, Oncology, Surgery, Mental Health, HIT, Allergy, Immunology & Lung Health and Gastroenterology, Transplant and impact of comorbidities.
She emphasized the need for digitalizing Indian medical system, including the prescriptions of medications, which will eliminate people abusing and getting addicted to prescription drugs. In collaboration with others, AAPI has established fully operational Trauma/EMS systems in Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Delhi, since the year 2000.
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who was part of AAPI’s campaign to create awareness on Trauma and Brain Injury, has been requested to be part of the next Global Healthcare Summit to be held in New Delhi from January 1st to 3rd, 2016.
AAPI’s focus of GHS 2016 will be on women-related issues, creating awareness among women on their role as nation builders, campaigning to prevent infant and maternal mortality, and mental health issues, Dr Jain informed those present.
AAPI is supporting three cancer centers and has developed three major trauma centers and a hospital in India. AAPI-CF has also raised funds and mobilized medical equipment and personnel for international disasters including the Tsunami, and Earthquakes in Gujarat and Maharashtra. In addition, AAPI’s local chapters operate several free health clinics serving the uninsured and the underprivileged people across the United States
Dr Jain urged aspiring young physicians to take advantage of a unique initiative announced at the PBD in LA, the India Corporate Internship Program that invites them for paid internships in world class Indian companies for 2-6 months. Some of the world’s best healthcare providers, including Apollo Hospitals, Narayana Health, and Max Group are only a few who are looking forward to our budding physicians to be part of this initiative.
This program offers students of Indian origin an opportunity to re-connect with their roots and work in their areas of interest in a dynamic multicultural environment, through paid internships.
It is a unique and exciting opportunity for Indian Diaspora students to contribute and benefit from one of the world’s foremost, vibrant and increasingly global Indian business eco-system at US $2200 per month. Students could explore options such as a matching grant or support in some other way from their University.
The host company will either provide accommodation in a hotel/guest house or recommend suitable stay options. Interested candidates can apply to the program on the OIFC website (www.oifc.in/india-corporate-internship/about) or the University recruitment portal.
For more details, please visit: www.aapighsindia.org
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