Faculty | Infection Control and Patient Safety Certificate Program | SCHC Pune


Name: Ms. Meghana Abhyankar

Qualifications: M. Pharm

Designation: Secretary, Patient Safety Alliance

Area of expertise: Clinical Research, Project Management, Medical Writing

Current profile: Ms. Abhyankar is involved in various initiatives of Patient Safety Alliance. Along with contributing to scientific & medical writing industry, she has conducted numerous seminars on ‘Patient Safety’ for various groups.

Name: Dr. Sanjeev Gupta


Designation: Medical Superintendent, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi

Areas of Expertise: Hospital Administration, Strategic Planning, Quality Management

Current profile:Dr. Sanjeev Gupta, has steered many leading hospitals to enhance overall functioning, adding new business and revenue streams, image building and customer value maximization. He is certified NABH empaneled assessor & faculty in NABH workshops on clinical audit for medical professionals.

Name: Dr. Suvarna Joshi

Qualifications: MD, PhD, DHA

Designation: Associate Professor in Microbiology at RCSM Govt. Medical College, Kolhapur

Areas of Expertise:  Microbiology, Research

Current Profile: Having received commendation for scientific presentations in various conferences, Dr. Suvarna Joshi has significantly contributed to the field of microbiology through her several publications in national as well as international journals. Recipient of UNESCO ASM award, she has vast experience of teaching in medical colleges. Besides her academic engagements, she is also secretary of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist, Maharashtra.

Name: Dr. Om Prakash Kansal

Qualifications: MD (Community Medicine)

Designation: Technical Advisor, Injection Safety, BD India, New Delhi

Areas of Expertise: Community Medicine, Maternal and Child Health & Immunization

Current profile: With more than eighteen years of progressive work experience, Dr. Om Prakash Kansal is National trainer for immunization & various components of public health. He is leading NABH Safe-I program and played a key role in launching of Safe Injection Environment campaigns in various states. Besides this exemplary work, he has spoken extensively in various national and international fora on a variety of issues and challenges in public health.

Name: Dr. Rohini Kelkar

Qualifications: MD

Designation: Professor and Head Dept. of Microbiology at Tata Memorial Centre Mumbai

Areas of Expertise: Microbiology, Hospital Infection Control

Current Profile: With extensive experience in teaching, Dr. Rohini Kelkar is recipient of prestigious awards like Life Time Achievement Award from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board for contributions to the Environment for her exemplary work in the field of microbiology & infection control. She has contributed in many textbooks on microbiology, infection control, medicine and parasitology. Dr. Kelkar has also written “Guidelines for the prevention of infections in the operating room” & “WHO guidelines for Prevention of Hospital Associated Infections”. She also serves as an expert to MOEF, GOI for the Current Rules for Biomedical Waste 2015 & Deputy Chief Editor, Journal of Patient Safety and Infection Control.

Name: Dr. Sanjeev Singh

Qualifications:MD, PhD

Designation: Senior Medical Superintendent at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

Areas of Expertise:Pediatrics, Hospital Management, Hospital Infection Control & Quality Management

Current Profile:Having Best Practices in Infection Control award by GOI, QCI as well as QIMPRO Quality award for 5 lean six sigma implementation under his belt, Dr. Sanjeev Singh is author of a book “Hospital Infection Control Guidelines: Principles & Practices”. He has significantly contributed in designing NABH 3rd edition standards, National Database on Key Performing Indicators (NABH) and State Infection Control Guidelines. Dr. Singh also serves as technical consultant and advisor to many state governments, WHO, national and international institutions and organizations.