GAPIO Members Honours list – September 2023

Dr Akshat Pandey, selected under Board of Editor/s International Journal of Police Science – A publication under UN Mandate for International Police Science Association – First from India to get to the Board of Editors Role with International Journal of Police Science. The IJPS is published by the International Police Science Association (IPSA), a registered academic organization of the United Nations.

Prof Arun Jamkar, Distinguished Professor, SIU Pune and Consultant, Health care, Persistent Systems Ltd., has been awarded “Suryadatta Dhanwantri National award ” on 16th Sep 23 for excellence in field of medical science, specialist in surgical oncology in the hands of Dr K H Sancheti.

Dr Govindaiah Yatheesh, Apollo Speciality hospital, Jayanagar, Bangalore has taken over as the President of Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association-Karnataka.

Dr Keerti Singh, Lecturer, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill campus, Barbados, University of the West Indies, has contributed the following on 2nd September 2023:

  1. a) Spearheaded as Co-Chair of Optimist International Caribbean District Childhood Health and Response Mission (CHaRM) committee inOrganizing a Health fair for Optimist club Caribbean district, zone 10 in collaboration with optimist club of Barbados North, in collaboration with the Medical Students Association of Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Cave hill, Barbados, as a part of Quarter 4, project focused on Noncommunicable diseases and Childhood Diabetes. Free Health checks and Health presentations were made by the medical students. 9: 30 am – 1 pm (EST). Organized the sponsorships and donations of health care products from Bryden’s Stokes Limited.
  2. b) During the above mentioned activity, made a presentation of $1100 as co-chair on behalf of CHaRM committee, Optimist International Caribbean District to a 10-year-old boy undergoing treatment for childhood cancer at QEH, Barbados, at St John Baptist Church, St James at 11: 30 am. Collected from the donations of Lester Von School students towards the childhood cancer stickers program and donations from the Progressive Lights Optimists Club, Jamaica. Function was organized to commemorate and support Stand Up To Cancer.
  3. c) Participated in the public health fair organized by the ministry of Health and wellness in collaboration with the Barbados defense force field medical team and BAMP at the National Stadium grounds, Waterford, St Michael, 2-4 pm EST. Performed free health checks and collected samples for PSA testing for men.

Dr Mrinal Kanti Das, Past National President of CSI, Present President of Asian Heart Society, Member of Assembly of International Governors of ACC has been:

  1. a) Invited as a special faculty at India- Vietnam Joint Health Seminar organized by High Commission of India at Vietnam in the month of August, 2023.
  2. b) Invited at Amsterdam as the member of the Assembly of International Governors of American College of Cardiology in the month of August, 2023 to form a 5-year strategies for global cardiac health.
  3. c) Elected as the President Incharge of NGO Nishshabd Angeekar Welfare Association in the month of September, 2023. This NGO works in the remote areas of the Sundarbans for health and education since 2009.
  4. d) Delivered inaugural speech at the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology at Beijing in September, 2023 as the Founding President of Asian Heart Society. Also, I was a speaker at the joint SCAI/AHS session in the congress. This is first ever achievement by any Indian.

Dr Premkumar Balachandran, Senior Consultant Minimal Access, Bariatric and Robotic Surgeon at Chennai has been invited as faculty by “Harvard Medical School” MINT 2023 (minimal invasive and novel therapeutics) conference and delivered a faculty lecture on “Hernia repair on the Hugo platform”.

Dr Rajendra Prasad, Sr. Consultant Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon, Hon. Medical Director, Indian Head Injury Foundation, Founder Trustee, KARA Medical Foundation has contributed the following:

  1. a) Delivered a lecture on “Implementation of Tele-Assessment and Delivery of Wheelchairs in a Low / Middle-Income Country ” at the International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) In Paris in September 2023.
  2. b) His NGO’s “Vision Skills Lab” at a Girls Blind School in Patna, have been invited by UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education to be part of its inclusion-led initiative worldwide because of its “first-hand insights on the use of technology solutions and innovative practices in the education and socialization of learners with disabilities and special educational needs.”

Dr Raju Vaishya, Senior Consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon at New Delhi has published the following papers:

  1. a) Iyengar KP, Jain VK, Vaish A, Vaishya R. Self- Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) and Sensor based Technology applications in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. J Orthop 2023; 44: 113-118. Doi: 1016/j.jor.2023.09.006.
  2. b) Vaishya R, Iyengar KP, Jain, VK, Vaish A. Demystifying the Risk factors and Preventive measures for Osteoporosis. Ind J Orthop 2023; doi :10.1007/s43465-023-00998-0.


  1. a) My journey of Research and Publication. 1st Nepal Ortho ResearchCon, 22-23rd 2023, Kathmandu.
  2. b) Orthopaedic Research-worldwide perspective. 1st Nepal Ortho ResearchCon, 22-23rd 2023, Kathmandu.
  3. c) How to get your article published? Tips & Tricks. 1st Nepal Ortho ResearchCon, 22-23rd 2023, Kathmandu.
  4. d) What is Plagiarism? Types and how to avoid them. 1st Nepal Ortho ResearchCon, 22-23rd 2023, Kathmandu.
  5. e) How to write the introduction? 1st Nepal Ortho ResearchCon, 22-23rd 2023, Kathmandu.

Dr Remesh Kumar, DMS, Apollo Hospitals, Kochi and Past President, IAP has been formally enrolled as a FELLOW of ROYAL COLLEGE of PEDIATRICS @ a glittering function at the City Hall, Cardiff, Wales on 27th Sept 2023. Received the FRCPCH award plaque from Dr Camilla Kingdon, President of Royal College.