LONG ISLAND, NY (TIP): A well known physician and a senior member of AAPI, Dr. Ajay Lodha was inaugurated as President of AAPI-QLI (Queens-Long Island chapter of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin).
The inaugural ceremony which took place at the Akbar Restaurant in Garden City on February 5 was a well attended event. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Lodha, who is also the Regional Director (New York division) of National AAPI, complimented Dr. Tarun Wasil, from whom he took over, for the great work done during his presidency.
A Citation on behalf of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was presented to Dr. Lodha. Seen in the picture in the front, with mike in hand, is the Nassau County official who presented the citation on behalf of Mangano who could not come being busy with emergency.
He said he would take the organization forward and always look up to his predecessor for his valuable inputs to implement his agenda, which he described as follows.
● Increasing AAPI-QLI membership
● Promoting the younger generation, developing the youth wing, and to bring them into leadership roles. Also helping young doctors get jobs, develop their practice, as well as render help in matrimonial alliances.
● To make AAPI-QLI stronger in legislative matters.
● To hold educational seminars on the changes in healthcare laws/Obamacare as well as in the new billing codes, and so on.
Earlier, Dr Sunil Mehra, Nomination Committee Chairperson, announced the new slate of executive committee which included, besides President Dr. Ajay Lodha, President elect – Dr Madhu Korrapati; Vice President – Dr Vaijinath Chakote; Secretary – Dr Rakesh Dua; and Treasurer – Dr Jagdish Gupta. Dr. Shashi Shah is the Chairman, Board of Trustees.