OCI - Department of Health & Family Welfare

Report
INTRODUCTION
A Seminar was held on the occasion of
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2012 in Jaipur
on 7th January 2012.
 The Union Health Minister urged the
OCI Doctors to undertake voluntary
services to improve the access in health
care in the country.
 Two
major Associations American
Association of Physicians (AAPI), British
Association of Doctors offered voluntary
services

NODAL CELL

As a follow up, Secretary (Health) has
constituted a Cell in the Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare to act as a
nodal point to facilitate the process.
The members of nodal cell are

Shri S.K. Rao, Joint Secretary

Dr. Suresh K. Mohammad, Director

Shri Sanjeev Chadha, Director
IDENTIFIED PARTNERSHIPS
Initially, areas of partnerships identified
are

Training and capacity building of
doctors, nurses, para medical staff

Assistance in developing training
modules and protocols

Facilitating
creation
of
Infrastructure

Offering charitable services

Developing exchange programme for
medical professionals
OCI PROPOSALS
The Associations, wanted to pick two or
three States to run a demonstration
project to test the system and process.
 To partner and form a PPP to work
together in comprehensive cancer care in
institutes in India.
 To attract NRI/PIO into health care
infrastructure.
 Devising ways and means for hassle free
voluntary working by not only NRI/PIO
physicians but also allied professionals.

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OCI PROPOSALS (contd)
To
attract
philanthropists
from
NRI/PIO business houses.
 To set a joint working group with
Government of India for preparing a
detailed action plan.

SPECIFIC PROPOSALS
1.
2.
3.
Infectious Disease (ID) Specially
Course and Training in India,
Emergency Medical Services
(EMS) and Trauma Centres (TC)
in Maharashtra and
India-U.S. Physician Exchange
Program
DECISION TAKEN IN MEETINGS
WITH OCI ASSOCIATIONS


Secretary(Health)
addressed
the
Health
Secretaries of various States to identify
demonstration projects/proposals which can be
started by Indian doctors settled abroad
To identify nodal officers by the states to
interact with OCI Associoations
INTERACTION WITH THE
ASSOCIATIONS OF OCI
A dedicated e-mail address created to
facilitate interaction with the Associations
of Overseas Citizens of India,
[email protected]
 Decided to develop a dedicated website by
the OCI Associations and the Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare jointly for which
technical support will be extended by AAPI
and GAPIO
 The portal is expected to be ready by end
September 2012.

STATE NODAL OFFICERS
So far, 9 States and UTs sent the names of their
Nodal officers, in response to the letter written
by Secretary (Health).
CHANDIGARH
 Dr. Gopal Bhardwaj, S.M.O., I/c Medicine.
 Dr. G.B. Singh, Assistant Director Immunization, Office of DHS,
Parivar Kalyan Bhawan.
KOLKATA
 Professor Manoj Choudhary, Special Secretary (Medical Education),
Department of Health & Family Welfare.
CHENNAI
 Project Director, Tamil Nadu Health System Project / Mission
Director, National Rural Health Mission.
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PUNJAB
 Dr. Tejbir Singh, Professor & Head, Department of Community
Medicine, Cum Medical Superintendent, GND Hospital, Amritsar.
 Shri Raj Kamal Chaudhry, Secretary Health & Family Welfare-cumMission Director, NRHM.
 Dr. A. S. Thind, Director. Research & Medical Education.
PATNA
 Shri Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, State health Society.
TRIPURA
 Dr. Debashish Das, State Programme Officer (FW&RCH).
KERALA
 Dr. M Beena, State Mission Director, NRHM, Thiruvananthapuram.
ORISSA
 Dr. B K Panda, Additional Director, NRHM.
JAMMU & KASHMIR
 Dr Yashpal Sharma, Mission Director, NRHM.
ACTION REQUIRED
The remaining states may please send
names of their nominated nodal officers
 To identify demonstration projects to
offer to OCI Associations
 To interact with OCI Associations
through dedicated portal
 Any Suggestions to the nodal cell at the
centre

UPCOMING MEETING
A delegation of AAPI and GAPIO met
the Secretary (Health) on 7th June 2012
 Discussed
the
agenda
for
the
forthcoming
Global
Health
Care
Summit proposed to be held in Kochi in
the first week of January 2013.
 Your suggestions welcome
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