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Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin launched

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With an endeavor to bring together physicians of Indian Origin from across the globe together on one platform, the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) organised its inaugural press conference, with a vision to improving healthcare worldwide. The conference was addressed by the Executive Committee of GAPIO including Dr Prathap C Reddy, President of the society (Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group), Dr Sanku Rao, Vice President (Consultant Gastroenterologist, USA), Dr Ramesh Mehta, Secretary General (Consultant Pediatrician, UK) along with other renowned names from Indian and global healthcare.It is estimated that there are 1.2 million Physicians of Indian Origin working not only in India, but also, in most of the countries around the world. This strong diaspora of Indian doctors need a common professional platform. There is a need for greater visibility and cohesion of these Physicians. It is with these objectives that the society, Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) has been formed.Speaking on the occasion, Dr Prathap C Reddy, President, GAPIO, said that envisioned as an association by the Indian medical diaspora, of the medical diaspora, for the cause of global healthcare, GAPIO has the vision of improving health globally. A Google search for ‘Indian Doctor’ yields 35.7 million results in 0.1 seconds. ‘Indian Doctor’ today, stands tall. It is time for the Indian doctor to influence not only the health of individuals and communities but, global health. There is a plethora of Physicians of Indian Origin working globally who have their roots in India. Their combined intellectual and technical strength can also be a vital force in the development of the Indian healthcare sector.  “Indian physicians both in India and abroad excel in their fields and have a passion to provide quality care. GAPIO will bring their collective power on one platform to help shape healthcare in underserved areas and work towards quality healthcare for all, especially in India,” said Dr Sanku Rao

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