Online facility for Diaspora doctors to serve in India opened by Health Minister
Monday, June 30, 2014
Report by India Education bureau, New Delhi: The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in a speech which was read out by the Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan last night to a gathering of US-based Indian medical professionals said that the aim of his government is to bring about a “complete transformation” of the health sector through research, innovation and the latest technology.
The Prime Minister in an address to delegates at the 32nd annual convention of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) held in San Antonio, Texas underscored the need for all citizens to involve themselves in the national endeavour for “Healthy India”.
“It is my firm belief that our focus needs to go beyond health insurance. The way ahead lies in health assurance. We need to focus on preventive health care where public participation has a major role to play,” the Prime Minister said.
The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) is a professional body of physicians of Indian origin. It has a membership of over 52,000. AAPI works through 138 local chapters, speciality societies and alumni associations. It assists Indian doctors in the country to achieve excellence in treatment methods, training and research.
In January 2013, the Prime Minister, in his capacity as Chief Minister of Gujarat, addressed the Indo-US Health Summit organised by AAPI held in the state.