BAPIO West Midlands division was officially launched in 2005 by esteemed consul General, High commission of India, Mr Nayan Prakash Sharma.
The division has, over the years, organised many educational and social activities. The high light has been the biggest annual event for BAPIO in 2011 at ‘International Convention Centre ‘attended by over 600 doctor family members. This event was unique as BAPIO initiated various other ethnic doctors’ organisations including Pakistani Doctors Forum.The event was attended by legendary cricketers Mr Sunil Gavaskar and Mr Imran Khan.
The West Midlands division is led by Dr Achuthan Sajayan, Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospitals, Birmingham. This division is working actively supporting the doctors of Indian Origin and has been recently reorganised in a hub and spoke manner which is a unique arrangement for BAPIO administration.
Considering that doctors of Indian Origin are thousand miles away from their families and home countries; our goal is to be able to look after academic and work-related needs of BAPIO members in the division and organise cultural and social activities. The team is dedicated to support BAPIO.
Dr Achuthan Sajayan (Chair), Consultant Anaesthetist, University Hospitals
Dr Renu Jainer, (Secretary)Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospitals
Dr Arun Dev Vellore, (Treasurer) Consultant Chest Physician, University Hospitals
Dr Vikas Gulia-SAS Lead
Dr Pooja Arora-GP lead
Dr Neeraj Bhala-Consultants Lead
Dr Sanjay Gupta
Dr Binu Raj
Mr Hemant Ohja
Mr Divya Prakash
The division regularly organises Valentine’s Dinner with The CGI Birmingham and Mayor of Birmingham and the Patient Safety Symposium with GMC, NCAS, HEE etc. The division also participated in the India -UK healthcare summit organised by the CGI Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham.
This shows the objective to bring people together and encourage social and cultural activities.
Some of the latest divisional activities are-
Patient Safety Symposium inauguration April 2017
Patient Safety Seminar based on Bawa Garba case, 21th April 2018