Our Secretariat



AHPI represent vast majority of healthcare providers in India. It works as 'not for profit' organization. AHPI is registered as SOCIETY under society registration act of 1860, vide registration number S/186/2012 dated 21st December 2012. The membership is open to all the healthcare providers such ashospitals/nursing homes/clinics, diagnostic centres, medical equipment companies, insurance providers and all others that are accountable to the community and who believe in the aims and objectives of the AHPI. All members on the roster of AHPI constitute the General Body of AHPI. The affairs of AHPI are managed by the Executive Committee (Governing Body) with total membership not exceeding twenty as per Rules & Regulations of AHPI. The Executive Committee among others have President and Member Secretary. The member secretary acts as Chief Executive of the secretariat and is designated as Director General, who is vested with executive powers to administer the secretariat as provided in the Rules and Regulations of the AHPI.


The President


Dr. Prem Nair


Dr. Prem Nair is the President of Association of Healthcare Providers (India). He is Medical Director of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and clinician par excellence.

List of his achievements is appended below:-

Personal Information:-
  Name: Prem Kumar Vasudevan Nair
 Address: Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre Amrita Lane, AIMS Ponekkara P.O, Kochi-41.
 Telephone: 0484-2802121/0484-4006151
 Fax: 0484-2802124
 Date of Birth: January 3, 1952
Academic Ranks and Positions:-
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine University
of Southern California School of Medicine
1983 - 1986
Chairman,Division of Gastroenterology,
Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine,
Director of Endoscopy, Hospital of Good Samaritan, Los Angeles California
1986 – 1994
Los Angeles Gastroenterology Associates
1984 – 1994
Pancreatico-Biliary Institute of Southern California
1990 –1994
Consulting Gastroenterologist
California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California
Orthopedic Hospital, Los Angeles, California
1986 – 1994
Medical Consultant and Project Coordinator
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
1994 – 1998
Medical Director
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
1998 – Present
MBBS: Bombay University, National Medical College 1977
Internship: Internal Medicine – Bronx Hospital,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, 1979
Internal Medicine (American Board) - Bronx Hospital,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York,
July 1978
Gastroenterology (American Board),
School of Medicine University of Southern California
June 1981
Fellowship in Hepatology,
School of Medicine University of Southern California
June 1986
Medical Licensure:-
Medical Board of California A-37334 (1981)
University of the State of New York 144898 (1978)
State of Maryland – Board of Medical Examiners D25448 (1978)
Kerala State Registration No 27192
Board Certification:-
Maryland Federal Licensure Examination 1979
California State Board Examination 1981
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine 1981
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
(Subspecialty of Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Member of Task force on Telemedicine, Got. Of India
American College of Physicians
American Gastroenterology Association
American College of Gastroenterology
American Association for the study of Liver Diseases
Los Angeles Academy of Medicine
Indian Medical Association
Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Indian Association for the study of the Liver (INASL)
Institutional Administrative Responsibilities:-
Chairman, Gastrointestinal Services Committee
Chairman, Hospital of Good Samaritan-Los Angeles
1990 – 1994
Chairman, Nutritional Services Committee
Hospital of Good Samaritan-Los Angeles
1990 – 1994
Member, Blood Bank Committee
Hospital of Good Samaritan-Los Angeles
1990 – 1994
Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee
Hospital of Good Samaritan-Los Angeles
1990 – 1994
Member, Department of Medicine Advisory Committee
Hospital of Good Samaritan-Los Angeles
1990 – 1994
Medical Director
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
1998 onwards
Participation at National Meetings:-
Telemedicine - The AIMS Experience – Guangzhou December 2005
Telemedicine - The AIMS Experience – New Delhi September 2005
Telemedicine at AIMS –
International Telemedicine Conference, Bangalore
March 2005
Reforming Healthcare through Information Technology, Mumbai August 2005
Telemedicine for Rural Health –
Telemedicine Workgroup meeting, Chennai,
March 2005
American Association for the Study of
Liver Diseases Annual Scientific Meeting -
1983,1984, 1985,1990, 1994
American Gastroenterology Association Postgraduate Course 1984, 1990, 1992, 1994
GI Hemostasis and Tumor Pallication CURE,
UCLA Medical Center
International Symposium on
Viral Hepatitis,San Francisco
Perspective on Gastrointestinal Disease Management, Phoenix 1989

The Director General


Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani

(Director General)

Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani is founder Director General of newly constituted "Association of Healthcare Providers (India)". Prior to this he was Secretary General, Quality Council of India during 2003-2012, an apex national body responsible for establishing and operating national accreditation structure and promoting quality in all walks of life. Dr. Gyani has distinction of serving as elected director on board of International Accreditation Forum (IAF) for 6-years (2004-10).During this period he worked extensively on improving effectiveness of QMS certification process through actual field validation, findings of which have appeared in prominent international quality journals. He successfully promoted applicationof third party conformity assessment structure to improve regulatory quality and in turn effectiveness in governance with the motto; "Quality for National Well Being".

Responding to question in Parliament on Medical Tourism, in year 2005,Dr. Gyani pioneered formulation and operating of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), for the first time in the country. He facilitated development of accreditation standard duly approved by International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua),with the result that hospitals accredited by NABH have global recognition and which have given boost to Medical Tourism in the country. Dr Gyani functioned as founder CEO of NABH till he superannuated in July 2012 and has been retained as honorary member of its Governing Board.

Dr. Gyani followed up the hospital program, with accreditation schemes for Nursing Homes, Blood Banks, Diagnostic Centres and Clinics. Dr Gyani introduced registration scheme for consulting organizations, which provide counselling and training to hospitals to comply with the NABH standards. Dr. Gyani facilitated quality professional bodies to apply statistical quality tools like 5S, Kaizen, Lean, Six sigma, Balanced Score Card and other measures to improve cost competitiveness and reduce variability in clinical and managerial processes.

On the international front, Dr Gyani was elected as director on the Board of ISQua for year 2009-11 and re-elected foryears 2011-14. Dr. Gyani launched international wing of NABH and Philippine became the first overseas country to have adopted NABH standards. He was invited to visit Pakistan on two occasions under Aman Kin Asha, where he successfully launched NABH among the healthcare professionals in Pakistan.Followed up with this Dr Gyani was invited to Iran to sign MoU to launch NABH over there.

Dr. Gyani is credited in pursuing various state governments to adopt NABH standards in public health, including district hospitals and primary health centers, through capacity building. This has truly boosted the quality of healthcare in government hospitals.This includes states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Delhi, J&K, Haryana, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.

Dr. Gyani has been nominated as member of academic council of Medical Council of India (MCI). Dr Gyani has initiated quality improvement program at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, under which all teaching hospitals of affiliated Medical Colleges of University will implement NABH standards.

Dr. Gyani is widely travelled, which has helped him to understand best practices in overseas countries. He has been popular speaker on Quality in healthcare at large number of the international events.

Dr. Gyani has more than 40-years of experience in the areas of Teaching, Research and Quality Accreditation. Dr. Gyani holds a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Quality. He has been conferred with 16th Lal C. Verman Award in year 2002 in recognition with distinguished contribution in the field of standardization, precision measurement & quality control. He is recipient of Rotary Centenary Award in year 2004 for Excellence in the field of Quality. SME World Magazine in its cover story of June 2012 issue has very deservingly depicted him as Quality Man of India.