Dr. Ajay Lodha leads AAPI delegation to meet with US Ambassador, Ministers, Officials in India and plan for historic Global Healthcare Summit in Udaipur

Dr. Ajay Lodha, President of AAPI, met with several Federal and State Ministers, Ambassador Richard Verma and high ranking Officials and leaders of Pharmaceutical companies as well as Healthcare and Educational institutions during a recent visit to India, in order to plan and organize AAPI’s 11th annual Global Healthcare Summit to be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan from December 28-30, 2016.

Leading a delegation of AAPI leaders, including Dr. Gautam Sammader, President Elect of AAPI, Anwar Feroz, Honorary Advisor of AAPI, Dr. Raj Bhayani, Chairman of AAPI Convention 2017, and Dr. Satish Mana, past Regional President of AAPI, Dr. Lodha described his meetings in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Udaipur to be “very fruitful” and the responses from “everyone we met were extremely encouraging as every one of them was enthusiastic about our upcoming Global healthcare Summit.”

This 11th international healthcare summit is a progressive transformation from the first Indo-US Healthcare Summit launched by AAPI USA in 2007. “AAPI, as an organization and AAPI individual members or Physicians of India origin have been engaged in helping address huge healthcare related needs of our former home land by organizing, supporting, partnering and collaborating with local groups in India and making a difference in their villages, cities or states,” said Dr. Lodha, upon his return from India after his successful meetings.

“Proud of the great work being done by American Phuysicians of Indian Origin in India and the United States – making a difference,” tweeted Ambassador Richard Verma, the US Ambassador to India, after his meeting with the AAPI delegation in New Delhi.

The delegation had fruitful meetings with India’s Minister for Health, J.P. Nadda; India’s Minster for Overseas Affairs, Gen. Dr. V.K Singh; India’s Minister for Women & Child Development, Maneka Ghandhi; and Krishna Raj, Minister of State for Women & Child Development. “They were all enthusiastic about AAPI and the contributions through the Global healthcare Summits by American physicians of Indian Origin and have offered their fullest cooperation in implementing the initiatives of AAPI across India,” said Dr. Lodha.

During a strategic meeting with the Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan on September 19, 2016AAPI delegates discussed the upcoming Global Healthcare Summit planned to be held in Udaipur. Highlighting the concrete action plans, Dr. Lodha pointed out that in partnership with Medtronics, AAPI will set up a Traumatic Brain Injury Center in Kota, Rajasthan with the goals of process optimization, manpower training, technology and outcome tracking, with the leading US-based pharmaceutical company offering to set up a 360 degree management services, providing pre assessment, operations, technological support and outcome tracker for a period of 12 months.

Other dignitaries the delegation met in Rajasthan included, Gulab Chand Kataria, Home Minister, and Rajendra Rathore, Health Minister of Rajasthan.  The AAPI delegation also met with Devendra Fadnavis, the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharastra, who has expressed who;e hearted support to AAPI initiatives

Clinical Allergy and Immunology fellowship, Clinical Nutrition program, Surgical fellows at South Shore Hospital and North well hospital, UMAS Exchange program, and EPS- Electrical Physiology Studies are only some of the programs that are planned to be operational within the next one year. Bhoomi Poojan for a 150 crore Rupees super speciality project with RNT affiliation with an American hospital isd planned to be held during the GHS.

After a meeting with the leaders of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, it was decided that AIIMS will be the Advisor of the Research Contest that is being held at the GHS in Udaipur, Dr. Lodha reported.

“Since 2007, AAPI has taken a more formal approach with the initiation of Indo-US Healthcare Summits, later evolved as Global Healthcare Summits. This has been a great learning experience and thanks to the passion, commitment and collaboration AAPI has been instrumental in bringing about some ideas that are helping the India and its over a billion people.” For more information on AAPI and the Global Healthcare Summit, please visit: www.aapiusa.org

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