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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1795-1797

A Statement of Solidarity on COVID-19 Pandemic 2020 by the South Asian Family Physicians

1 National President, Academy of Family Physicians of India, New Delhi, India, President WONCA - World Organization of Family Doctors, South Asia Region, India
2 Secretary General, College of Family Medicine, Pakistan
3 President, College of General Practitioners, Sri Lanka
4 Professor of General Practice and Course Coordinator, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB), Thimphu, Bhutan
5 President, Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians, Lahore, Pakistan
6 Professor, Department of Family Medicine Department, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
7 Institute of Medicine, Department of General Practice and Emergency Medicine, TUTH, Maharajgunj Kathmandu, Nepal
8 Chair, The Spice Route: WONCA Young Doctor's Movement of South Asia, Sri Lanka
9 Chair, WONCA Rural South Asia, Senior Resident, Department of Geriatrics, Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna, Bihar
10 President, Primary Care & Rural Health Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
11 Associate Professor Department of General Practice, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
12 PRAAVA Health, Family Doctors & Diagnostics, Bangladesh
13 Emeritus prof of Family Medicine University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
14 Department of Preventive Care, Medicine Max Super Specialty Hospital, Delhi, India
15 Consultant Family Medicine Department of Family Medicine, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India
16 CEO, Spandana Health Care, Bangalore, India
17 Assistant Professor, TUTH, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
18 Department of Family Medicine, University of Health Sciences Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
19 Head, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
20 Head, Institute of Family Medicine Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
21 CEO, Center for Excellence in Family Medicine and Occupational Health, Mumbai, India
22 Member, Federation of Family Physicians Association of India (FFPAI), SMO ESIS General Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Raman Kumar
049, Crema Tower, Mahagun Mascot, Crossing Republik Ghaziabad - 202 016, UP
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_619_20

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The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) is a not-for-profit organization and was founded in 1972 by member organizations in 18 countries. WONCA now has 118 Member Organizations in 131 countries and territories with a membership of about 500,000 family doctors and more than 90 percent of the world's population. WONCA has seven regions, each of which has its own regional Council and run their own regional activities including conferences. WONCA South Asia Region is constituted by the national academies and colleges and academic member organizations of this region namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives. In the background of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, the office bearers, academic leaders, practitioners, and researchers of primary care from the South Asia Region have issued a solidarity statement articulating the role of primary care physicians.

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