The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) is collaborating with the Bengal government to organise 11th Global Health Summit in Kolkata in January next year, which will facilitate exchange of views and expertise between doctors from both the countries.
One of the main purposes of the event is to help Indian doctors and the people involved in the health service delivery mechanism in the country to develop infrastructure and knowledge about how doctors in America treat the patients.
AAPI also aims to make health services affordable and accessible to the people in the interior areas. To this endeavour, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will provide all possible support to make the event a success. The key initiatives that the global health summit will focus on are road safety, CPR training for police, international research competition and skill development training.
This is the first time that Kolkata will host a global summit of such a large scale, which will see participation of doctors from various parts of the country and abroad.
The increasing number of fatal accidents is a major cause of concern in a country like India, which is why road safety has become the top-most important agenda of the proposed global summit, scheduled to be held between January 2 and January 4 next year.
AAPI, in collaboration with several leading experts from the country, has developed treatment and management guidelines for head injuries. The organisation is also keen on working with the state government in evaluating and conducting a pilot programme to implement the guidelines which will reduce the incidents.
In addition to this, training would be initiated for the traffic police on CPR, as they are the ones who respond to the accident first and reach the spot. AAPI is also collaborating with the West Bengal University of Health Sciences in conducting research competition, encouraging innovation among young post-graduate students. Hundreds of students from various parts of the country and abroad are expected to participate in the programme.