Guv hails role of expatriate doctors of Indian origin during pandemic

05-07-2021

  • Virtually addressed 39th conference of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal        
Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel has said that only doctors have the power to bring smile on the face of suffering humanity. She expressed her gratitude for the services of the doctors and the medical assistance, cooperation and guidance extended to India by the expatriate doctors of Indian origin during the unprecedented crisis facing humanity during the Covid pandemic. Smt. Patel was addressing the 39th conference of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), an organization of Indian-origin doctors, virtually from Raj Bhavan, Lucknow. More than 500 Indian origin doctors joined the conference. 
Governor Smt. Patel said that the work of vaccination of all is being done rapidly in India. She said that under self-reliant India, development works in the field of health and strengthening of infrastructure are being done continuously. There were only 6 AIIMS medical institutes in the country in the year 2014, whose number has now increased to 15. Terming the loss of life in the medical field during the Covid pandemic as unfortunate, she paid tribute to them. 

AAPI has proud history in service to humanity
She said that citizens of Indian origin living in America have maintained constant contact with their motherland and they continue to support the people of India. She said that the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) has a proud history in the field of medicine, service to humanity and supporting physicians in their profession and efforts to excel. Hundreds of programmes are being run by AAPI in the field of women empowerment, TB free India, clean drinking water projects, global medical education, cancer care etc. 
She expressed her gratitude to the organization for the strategic cooperation extended by the organization in providing oxygen concentrators to the whole of India during the Covid epidemic and in meeting the challenge of the epidemic. Congratulating the organization for its continued progress, she recalled the efforts made in the fields of social service, environment, education and health in the joint partnership of Global Life and to help Thalassemia patients in Gujarat. 

Share and Care working to solve socoal, economic challenges
Governor Smt. Patel said that she firmly believes that along with education in rural areas, work for women empowerment is also necessary. She told that she has been associated with Share and Care, an organization of Indians living in America, since the year 1998. This organization is working in solving various economic, social challenges in India. It is cooperating in the work of moral education of school going children of rural and poor settlements. It is helping in creating employment opportunities for women in association with the Gramshree Trust. 
During the Covid epidemic, in collaboration with the Environment and Sanitation Institute, the work of relief work such as supply of medicines, oximeters, daily necessities etc. has been done in 16 villages under Lokmitra Innovations. It is commendable for the organization to work on a $57 million project for covid treatment with the Indian Federation.