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Despite the adverse economic environment, Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPI) and SAI Health Fair, two eminent Organizations in the healthcare field, have organized two more humanitarian outreach programs in Atlanta for the community.
SAI Health Fair’s well-known Founder, Dr.Sujatha Reddy in Macon, GA., has organized a SAI Health Fair and Bone Density Drive at the Impact Conference Center, Global Mall, Norcross, GA.; on Sunday, March 27, 2011, The Health Fair sponsored by GAPI, and supported by Global Mall and Sneham Charities, is organized as a tribute to the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi and also to promote his and Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophies of non-violence, community service and social justice.
The Health Fair will be open from 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Immediately thereafter, there will be an inauguration ceremony of the GAPI Volunteer Clinic, in #736 of the same building, presided over by its Executive Director, Dr.Sujatha Reddy and Co-Director,GAPI President Dr.Sreeni Gangasani and graced by the presence of Congressman Dr.Tom Price,(R-GA). Dr. Price has been serving the 6th District of GA since 2004, and has played a very commendable role in strengthening the health care and education in the State.
Dr. Gangasani said that the clinic will provide much needed healthcare assistance to the poor, uninsured or under-insured community members on a regular basis.
“We are planning on having the clinic first Saturday of each month from 11.00 a.m. to 3-00 p.m. to start with and later on increase it to twice a month and eventually to every weekend. Labs will be done at nominal price by American Clinical labs. We will have two doctors staffing the clinic each time. GAPI members, nurses, and volunteers from the community will be providing the requisite support to the clinic. And the State has a program to cover the liability insurance. We are also working on getting web based electronic medical records to the clinic. Mr. Jay Shankar and his team of volunteers are helping us with scheduling and running the clinic. Seena Mathew and her team of volunteer nurses from Gwinnett Medical Center are going to provide nursing help. The phone number of the clinic will be notified as soon as available,”
He added: “I wish to thank the Global Mall owner and philanthropist Shiv Aggarwal for his generosity in offering the Clinic accommodation. I would like to strongly urge the community members to attend the SAI Health Fair as well as the inauguration ceremony of the Clinic and subsequently to support the Clinic in whatever form they can.”
Dr.Gangasani who after becoming President has signed more than forty life members is appealing young physicians to become GAPI members and play a proactive role in the organization. As an incentive, for a limited time, GAPI members can become The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) s members at half price.
GAPI will also be organizing its Annual Meeting cum a glitzy banquet and entertainment night at the Crowne Plaza,Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, Atlanta,on Saturday,April 30. Dr.Gangasani is exhorting all the GAPI members to attend the event and avail of the opportunity to interact with other members, visit various booths for healthcare related products and services, listen to dignitary speakers, enjoy delicious snacks and dinner and fun-filled entertainment. GAPI directory of all the members will be distributed at the event, and the GAPI Charitable Foundation will be awarding scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. All those interested in placing an advertisement in the Directory, or in attending the Annual Meeting are requested to visit www.gapi.org and to contact any Executive officers via e-mail or telephone, and RSVP by April 15.
“I cannot over emphasize that this is a critical time for GAPI and the medical profession at large, so GAPI needs unflinching support for making its presence felt and its voice heard in the healthcare sector,” he stressed.