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
Qualifications: MBBS, MHRM, MBA (HCA), PGDHHM, PGDMLS
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
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
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.
Dr. Sanjeev Singh
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.