Dr Hrishikesh Pai appointed as 61st President of FOGSI, India’s front-running obstetrics and gynaecology corpus. 

21 October 2022: Dr Hrishikesh Pai, a leading figure in the gynaecologist and healthcare community and amongst the pioneers in the field of infertility treatment in India, has been announced as the 61st President of FOGSI - the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India – for the term 2022-2023.

FOGSI is a professional organization representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynaecology in India with 262 member societies and over 37,000 individual members spread across the country.

Dr Hrishikesh Pai, Founder and Medical Director, Bloom IVF Group, is one of the earliest gynaecologists in India to foray into the world of ART in 1991 and has introduced many innovations in the field. He is also a leading teacher and academician and has many articles and research papers published in national and international books and journals.

Gracing the happy occasion, Dr Pai shared with the media, “I am deeply honored to have been selected to serve as the President of FOGSI. It will be a privilege to work towards the betterment of women’s health and to advocate the cause of their reproductive health and rights. Today, digital healthcare is throwing open new dimensions in the delivery of care and I look forward to working with my fellow specialists to ensure that we are always up-to-date with the latest advances in obstetrics and gynaecology for the benefit of our patients. Together, we will also ensure that we contribute to critical policies impacting women’s health through collaboration and consultations with the Government.”

A true changemaker 

Dr Pai has also launched ‘Badlaav’– CSR campaign focused on advocacy for all aspects of women's health. The concept is defined by the integration of information, equality in treatment and technology to be accessible for all. It will comprise ‘Nari Swasthya Janandolan Yatra – Anemia National Ride’ in five states and ‘Badlaav Clinics’ for free health examination of women on the 18th of every month. This initiative will emphasise respectful maternal care, enhancing vaginal birth, breastfeeding, fertility preservation, genetic screening, infertility treatment, vaccination, anaemia and nutrition, cancer screening, NCDs (diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, Vitamin D, thyroid), PCOS, endometriosis, routine health checkups, contraception, MTP, sexual dysfunction, heavy periods, mental health, gender equality, midlife/menopause, obesity and anti-ageing.

No stranger to accolades 

A highly decorated persona, Dr Pai has been honoured with over 55 awards including the IMA Special Award to Eminent Medical Men for Distinguished Achievement of the Highest Order 2020-21 by the National Indian Medical Association. Dr Pai is also the recipient of the prestigious Fellowship Endeum FRCOG from the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, London, UK.

Leader reaction 

"I am pleased to welcome Dr Hrishikesh Pai as President, FOGSI for 2022-2023. He takes charge at a pivotal time as we have emerged from the pandemic into a new normal. I was fortunate to work with Dr Pai during the last year when he was President-Elect and I am confident that he will be committed to advancing FOGSI’s goals in improving women’s health,” said Dr S Shantha Kumari, Outgoing President, FOGSI (2021-2022).

This press release is published by VOH team.

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