Dr Nandakumar Jairam has taken over as President of GAPIO on 11 February 2023 at Gandhinagar, for the next 3 years and has planned to focus on 15 programs and other GAPIO initiatives during the next 3 years.
GAPIO will strengthen and activate Women’s forum and Young doctors forum and focus on following 15 programs.
Awards and Recognition – Six awards to be given each year
Dr. Prathap C Reddy Philanthropy Award
Dr. I A Modi Awards
GAPIO Excellence in Radiology Awards
GAPIO Surgical Excellence Awards
GAPIO Excellence in Diagnostics Awards
GAPIO Lifetime Achievement Award
Awards B to E will be given twice in a year to a Distinguished and Young clinician.
Overseas MBBS Training – how can we increase the pass percentage of Indian student studying overseas
Post Graduate Medical education – how can we produce as many postgraduates as MBBS doctors
Enhancing the role of nurses in healthcare
Enhancing the role of allied healthcare workers
Achieving last mile healthcare delivery
Five position papers are being prepared.
Tribal Health – reaching the unreached by breaking geographical barriers
Mind Body Soul Equilibrium – sessions with spiritual leaders. Sessions have been conducted with BK Sister Shivani, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Sadhguru, His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Partnership with Specialty associations – This collaboration will maximize the reach amongst doctors to bring awareness about activities and initiatives taken by both associations.
Charitable camps and clinics – To bring awareness about non-communicable diseases and its prevention and early detection.
Mentorship – helping MBBS trainees become exceptional healthcare professionals
Leadership Development Program (LDP). Seventeen LPD have been conducted. We plan to organize a session once every 2 weeks with the National Board of Examinations
Clinical Knowledge Program (CKP) – We plan to organize twelve a year – Six multi-speciality Clinical Sessions and six sessions on COVID-19.
Women’s Forum – engaging with women leaders across the globe
Young Doctors Forum – engaging with young doctors across the globe
Strengthen the Global Indian Physicians COVID – 19 Collaborative.The Collaborative has organized the following sessions on COVID-19 to share knowledge and latest developments to fight against this pandemic
11th April: Launch of Global Indian Physicians COVID-19 Collaborative
18th April: Finding Calm in the COVID-19 Chaos with B K Sister Shivani
30th April: COVID-19 Lab Diagnosis and Infection Control
23rd May: Management of Pediatric COVID-19
6th June: Clinical Management in COVID-19
6th June: Navigating the way forward after COVID -19 with Sadhguru
20th June: Women’s Health in COVID-19
28th June: COVID in India, session during the AAPI conclave
12th July: Therapy for COVID-19: when to use, when not to use and efficacy
23rd July: Compassion in Medical Practice with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
8th August: Demystifying Lab diagnosis of COVID 19
12th September: Recent Advances in Management of COVID – 19
Working with healthcare bodies such as NATHEALTH on projects of common interest – NCDs in general and COVID -19 in particular has posed a resource challenge which may cost billions of dollars. To reduce this burden prevention and early detection will play a significant role.
Establishing an innovation forum to encourage frugal innovation – Frugal innovations can lead the way to provide healthcare at low cost.
Establish GAPIO has a credible knowledge resource across media – By using online, digital and social media, GAPIO to reach maximum number of doctors and medical students nationally and internationally by showcasing activities of the association.