US medical professionals of Indian origin to launch free COVID-19 consultation platform


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Our Bureau
New York 

One of the largest organizations of the medical professionals in USA, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) has come forward to launch a free consultation platform for India to help it out in times of pandemic.

The association is also reaching out to its members and supports across the globe to raise funds for India.

Dr Sudhakar Jonnalagadda (a gastroenterologist in Georgia’s Douglas) had told TOI in a conversation that they had already raised around 2 million USD with a partnership with SEWA International which is an Indian American Charitable organization.

AAPI has sent oxygen concentrators, ventilators, nasal cannula and many other urgently required medical equipments and medicines to the patients in India. Few of these consignments have reached and other would be reaching early this week.

On Monday, the members of this organization were scheduled to have an online conference with the Health minister of India for discussing the ways in which American doctors can provide support to health care system in India.

Jonnalagadda had told TOI that few of their members were going to meet Joe Biden, the American President at Washington DC. They would also be meeting other leaders there to seek dispatch of AstraZeneca at the earliest from US.

The organization is planning to launch a free platform to provide consultation to the COVID-19 patients in India on eGlobalDoctors platform, it was hoped that the same would be done by this week itself.

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