Madhya Pradesh CM invites physicians abroad to participate in his state’s healthcare initiatives

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, top center, speaking on a Zoom call held recently in early December 2022, with Dr. Sudhir Parikh, bottom left, and others. Photo: ITV Gold

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan accompanied by his senior officials, discussed his state’s economy and medical infrastructure with physicians and other officials in the U.S. recently via a Zoom call.

His discussions take on importance in light of the upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas which is scheduled to be held Indore in January 2023.

Among those in the Zoom meeting was well-known physician and Padma Shri recipient Dr. Sudhir Parikh, chairman of Parikh Worldwide Media and ITV Gold.

Dr. Sudhir Parikh, top left, speaking to Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, bottom left, during a recent Zoom call in early December 2022, about the medical infrastructure in that state. Photo: ITV Gold

Dr. Parikh reminded CM Chouhan about their previous interaction, and asked him about the state of medical care and infrastructure in MP. “As a medical doctor I am affiliated with a lot of teaching institutions like Columbia, NYU, Harvard. And these institutions want very much to have a presence in India,” he said speaking in both English and Hindi, which would help uplift India’s health care system greatly to make it just like Western countries.”

He asked for details about the medical device manufacturing center built in Madhya Pradesh, and who should be approached in regard to participating in that endeavor.

Chief Minister said he still fondly remembers his visit to the U.S. and is keen to meet again, and especially in the upcoming PBD in Indore. He invited Dr. Parikh to come to Indore so that they could discuss matters and possibly make a concrete announcement.



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