Group of NRI doctors from the USA called on Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy



Tadepalli. (prajaamaravathi);



Group of NRI doctors from the USA called on Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy


garu today to extend their support in various ways to the state Government in the revolutionary reforms in the healthcare. 


Dr. Ravi Kolli, President, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) invited Hon’ble CM garu to the 16th Annual AAPI Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) in Visakhapatnam from January 6-8, 2023. Also, Dr. Prakash Kabbur briefed about the objectives of Train and Help a Baby Organization (TAHB) aimed at limiting neo natal mortality.


Sri Venkat S. Medapati coordinated with NRI Doctors Associations and facilitated the meeting with Hon’ble CM garu.


Dr. Ravi Kolli briefed about the Summit’s aim which is to raise awareness of key health care issues affecting the Indian subcontinent such as Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, Women's & Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, and Mental Health. Highlight of this Summit is to reaffirm NRI Physicians’ commitment to improving health care and create model programs for management of various diseases and to improve outcomes universally. Also, focus will be on mental health, reduce the stigma for seeking mental health, working on Physicians burnout. Further, Dr Ravi expressed that AAPI Physicians are showing interest to work under Hon’ble CM gari administration to make the state of AP a model state in development especially in the areas of Health Care. Tele Consultations, Training the Trainer sessions, learning modules for different specialities etc. will be supported by AAPI Physicians.


Dr. Prakash is the Founder and President of this voluntary organization which is working to reduce the neo natal mortality through prevention, treatment and follow up. TAHB is supporting the other southern states and came forward to support the Government of AP and to be a part of the GoAP’s Healthcare initiatives. TAHB carries out Maternal and Child Health Programs of which Neo Natal Healthcare is the primarily focussed on. TAHB works with Teaching Institutions, Primary Health Centers etc. and collectively improve the healthcare delivery and outcomes. TAHB also provides equipment and support which are necessary for dealing with high risk pregnancies and critically ill new-borns.


Hon’ble CM garu expressed interest in taking NRI Doctors and NRI Associations expertise and support to train the medical staff at Village Clinics, Primary Health Centers, Mid-Level Health Providers as well as the teaching institutions who will get the necessary understanding which can be used while dealing with high risk pregnancies and critically ill new-borns. Hon’ble CM garu showed interest in the AAPI’s Mental Health program and opined to assign the counsellors at schools who can be trained in psychological first aid which will be useful at the time of need. Dr. N. Vasudeva Reddy, Advisor to Government on NRI Medical Affairs requested CM garu to include Post Graduate program in Family Medicine in all the medical colleges in AP which will be useful in the Family Doctor Concept.

Further, Hon’ble CM garu suggested that more than 15,000 AASA workers can be oriented through virtual sessions on continued education to improve the skills at grass root level to assist the patients. NRI doctors team also called on and expressed special note of thanks to Hon’ble Minister for Health Ms. Vidadala Rajini, Sri Naveen Kumar IAS, Spl Secretary Health, Medical and Family Welfare for readily coming forward to welcome and support NRI Doctors towards Health initiatives of AP Govt.


Dr. N. Vasudeva Reddy, Advisor to Government on NRI Medical Affairs and Dr. Ravi Kolli thanked Sri Venkat S. Medapati, Advisor to Government on NRI Affairs, Services & Investments and President APNRT Society for facilitating the meeting with CM garu and stated that they will associate and continue to work with APNRT Society going forward to offer support and assistance to the state Govt. in Healthcare. Dr. N. Vasudeva Reddy thanked Hon’ble CM garu for giving him the opportunity as the NRI Medical Affairs Advisor and stated that he would coordinate with APNRTS, AAPI, TAHB, Lions Club, Rotary Club etc. for improving the healthcare in AP. Sri Hari Babu Singam - Director TAHB, Dr. Sumana Nanjundachar, Dr. Janardhan, Dr. PT Jagannatha Rao and Sri Ram Gopal were few other who accompanied the NRI group of doctors.


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