Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, has sponsored a two week Management Development Programme (MDP) for Health System Strengthening for senior healthcare functionaries working under different state governments. This programme is being conducted at PGIMER, Chandigarh by the Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER. The programme was inaugurated by Ms. Vini Mahajan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Punjab, in the presence of Prof. Y.K. Chawla, Director, PGIMER and Prof. A. K. Gupta, Medical Superintendent-cum- Prof. & Head Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER. The programme has been conceived to target the key result areas to help senior officials in health services strengthen healthcare from the grass root level and beyond.
Twenty-five delegates holding eminent positions as healthcare administrators in different states viz. Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Chandigarh are attending this programme.
The Chief Guest, Ms. Vini Mahajan, deliberated upon the challenges in the current health scenario. She highlighted the need for optimal utilization of resources available in the country and the need for all to share their experiences to broaden the perspectives and approach towards better healthcare delivery in the society.
She emphasized that participants should avail this opportunity to take to their respective state ideas which can contribute to positive change in the health scenario and suggested that even a single innovation can lead to a monumental effect in the long run.
Prof. Y.K. Chawla applauded the efforts of the Department of Hospital Administration, PGIMER for taking the initiative to organize such a programme to promote applied leadership amongst the officials who have been given the momentous task of leading healthcare administration in their respective states.
Prof. A.K. Gupta exhorted the participants to utilize the opportunity for sharing knowledge to contribute towards larger societal good.
The programme will conclude on 3rd May, 2014.