It is estimated that there are 1.2 million physicians of Indian Origin working in India and almost all the countries in the world. There are significant number of Physicians of Indian Origin working in USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. This substantial workforce of physicians is a valuable resource, which can help to mobilize significant developments in Global health care. This strong Diaspora of Indian doctors who are highly respected and powerful, needed a common professional platform.
The idea of GAPIO was originally conceived in January 2009 at Chennai between Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Dr. Sanku Rao, Dr. Ramesh Mehta & Mr. Anwar Feroz. With further discussions it was decided to formally set up Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO). GAPIO was constituted in 2011 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
There is a need for greater visibility and cohesion of these physicians. Their combined intellectual and technical strength can also be a vital force in the development of the Indian healthcare sector and in the countries of their residence.. It is with these objectives that Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) has been formed. This body will have representation from all the countries where physicians of Indian origin are settled.
GAPIO is a nonprofit organization and its vision is “Improving Health Worldwide”. GAPIO stands to empower physicians of Indian origin to achieve highest professional standards, to provide affordable good quality healthcare, to contribute to local and regional community development and thereby help to reduce health inequalities and alleviate suffering globally”.
Improving Health Worldwide
– To empower physicians of Indian origin to achieve highest professional standards:
To provide affordable good quality healthcare
– To contribute to local and regional community development and thereby
Help to reduce health inequalities and alleviate suffering globally.
Dr. Ramesh Mehta, UK
Dr. Prathap C Reddy, India
Founder President & Emeritus Advisor
Dr. Sanku Surender Rao, USA
Dr. Anupam Sibal, India
Dr. Nandakumar Jairam, India
Dr. Sudhir Parikh, USA
Dr. Rohini Sridhar, India
Mr. Anwar Feroz Siddiqi, USA
Dr. A. K. Tandon, India