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NHSRC Team

Executive Director

Maj Gen (Prof) Atul Kotwal, SM, VSM
Maj Gen (Prof) Atul Kotwal, SM, VSM
Executive Director

Maj. General (Dr, Prof.) Atul Kotwal is a medical professional, public health researcher, administrator, educator, mentor, and a teacher with significant contributions in field of Public Health for over more than 37 years. His areas of expertise include health systems, planning & implementation of healthcare policies, primary health care, urban health, epidemiology, health technology assessment, implementation research, and inter-disciplinary research. He has received his MBBS, followed by MD in Preventive and Social Medicine from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He also holds a post-doctoral fellowship in Epidemiology from Clinical Epidemiology Unit, All India Institute of Medical Sciences & Centre of Social Medicine & Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr. Kotwal has a diverse experience including serving in the armed forces across all levels of medical corps in India, to being an advisor for public health in Botswana, Africa and in providing technical support to GoI as OSD-Public Health in the erstwhile Planning Commission. In his tenure as OSD- Public Health in Planning Commission, he was involved in planning and finalizing XI Five-year plan, reviewing NRHM and conceptualizing urban health in addition to WASH and WCD related activities.

Dr. Kotwal has received numerous awards for his contribution to the Armed Forces and towards his professional and research achievements. Notable ones being Sena Medal (Gallantry) and Vishisht Sewa Medal (VSM) by the President of India, Commendations by the Chief of Army Staff and Army Cdr (CC), eight best research paper awards and two best research project awards. He has also been awarded the prestigious Dr J E Park oration by the Indian Public Health Association. With more than 140 publications in indexed journals, he has contributed to the evidence generation and knowledge sharing through designing and undertaking research and providing academic support in the field of public health. 

Ms Krishna Bose
Ms. Krishna Bose
Personal Secretary to ED

MA (History) from Jaipur University. Has 18 years of work experience in Administration & HR. Working in the office of Executive Director NHSRC since January 2008

Dr. Taruna Juneja Gandhi
Dr. Taruna Juneja Gandhi
Sr. Consultant
Dr Princy Mary Joseph
Dr Princy Mary Joseph
Consultant

Princy received formal education in dentistry from Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, before realizing that she would have a greater impact on improving people’s lives through policy development and implementation. She has since acquired a Masters degree in Health Administration from TISS, Mumbai and has worked with the Government of India in Family Planning, Child Health and Health System Stregthening initiatives, under the National Health Mission, with a cumulative relevant experience 3.5 years. Princy is trained in project planning, implementation, evaluation methods as well as various public health research methods.

Community Processes-Comprehensive Primary Health Care

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Dr.(Flt Lt).M.A.Balasubramanya
Advisor

Graduated as an Anaesthesiologist from Mysore Medical College and Christian Medical College, Vellore. Has 36 years experience of grassroots to policy-level action in the sectors of Health, Education, Socio-Economic Empowerment, Training and Research. Apart from being a clinician, he has lived amongst the indigenous tribal groups in Mysuru District of Karnataka, founded and led non-profit organisations and pioneered public-private partnership initiatives, some of which are National Models in the sectors of Health. He has been a member of various planning and policy committees of the Government and Academic bodies of various Universities. Working with the indigenous tribal groups he has played a key role in Rehabilitation and Resettlement of forest-based tribes of HD Kote Taluk in Mysuru District of Karnataka in South India. He has been an accomplished trainer. His research papers in Health, HIV/AIDS and Non-Profit Management have been presented at various National and International Conferences. His areas of special interest include Tribal and Rural Development, Primary Health Care inclusive of Emergency Medicine, Comprehensive management of chronic illnesses, Palliative Care and Integrative Health.

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Dr. Suman
Sr. Consultant

Dr. Suman pursued her BDS from GNDDC, Punjab and Master of Public Health from PGIMER, Chandigarh. She has background in healthcare management, policy and public health. For more than seven years, Dr Suman has been involved in grass-root level public health work through projects addressing interventions for improving the RMNCHA+N services, community behaviour change, capacity building of healthcare professionals, digital healthcare and health policy in India. She is passionate about Comprehensive Primary Healthcare, ASHA program and digital healthcare interventions and innovations.

Dr. Anantha Kumar
Dr Anantha Kumar Srinivasaiyer
Sr. Consultant

Dr Anantha Kumar Srinivasaiyer pursued his MBBS at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and Master of Public Health at Christian Medical College, Vellore and PhD in Public Health at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. For the past ten years, Dr Srinivasaiyer has been involved in grass-root level public health work through projects addressing community behavior change, local capacity building and health policy in India. He is passionate about healthy ageing, noncommunicable disease prevention and control, addiction prevention and treatment, and community mental health. Through his PhD project, Dr Srinivasaiyer designed and tested a model of smoking cessation for its feasibility and effectiveness in a rural healthcare setting in India

Atul Rairker
Dr. Atul Bhanu Rairker
Sr. Consultant

Dr. Atul Bhanu Rairker is a Public Health Professional with experience working in a multicultural set-up with Government and International Development Agencies at the National level and various EAG states. He graduated as an Ayurveda Physician from Mumbai and further pursued MBA (Health Management) from the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur. He was involved in various grass-root level health projects including the RMNCHA+N interventions, community behaviour change, capacity building of healthcare professionals, Healthcare Facility Assessments and Surveys, documentation, and health policy.

Dr Balu Natha Mote
Dr Balu Natha Mote
Sr. Consultant

Dr. Balu Natha Mote completed his BAMS from Mumbai, Maharashtra. After working as a clinician, he went on to pursue his Masters in Public Health & Social Epidemiology (MPH-SE) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai.

He has more than 10 years of varied experience in the field of public health. During his professional journey, he served as State program manager for NCDs in the State of Maharashtra wherein he was instrumental in rolling out NCD programs including the NPCDCS program in the State. He has worked with MoHFW and MoAYUSH at National level. He carries along with himself ground-level implementation experience in the tribal State of Chhattisgarh while working with an International Organization. Having served in tribal, State and National level he has more than 10 research publications in National and International Health journals to his name.

His interest areas include NCDs, CPHC, Implementation Research and integration of AYUSH.

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Mr. Syed Mohd. Abbas
Consultant

MA (Sociology). Areas of work: Health, Sanitation & Nutrition. Areas of interest: Community processes interventions, implementation & training. Earlier worked with Unicef, Care in Bihar, UP & Rajasthan

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Mr. Dharam Raj Singh
Consultant
Ms. Haifa Thaha
Ms. Haifa Thaha
Consultant

A public health professional (TISS, Mumbai) having more than 5 years of experience at national, state and grassroot level together with clinical experience. Interested in Research, Capacity building, Primary health care, Quality assurance and Health care technology

 

Dr. Shayoni Sen
Dr. Shayoni Sen
Consultant

She is a public health professional, with bachelors’ in dentistry continued as an MBA specialising in public health from IIHMR Jaipur. She has experience of 4.5 years in the development sector. She is adept at management, coordination, and strategizing for health projects, reporting & communications. She has been involved in national and state-level public health work through projects addressing interventions for nutrition, capacity building of healthcare professionals, digital healthcare and health policy in India. She is passionate about mental health space in India, healthcare technology, urban health, data visualisation and health system strengthening.

Mr Pankaj Shah
Mr Pankaj Shah
Consultant

A public health and development sector professional with MSW and MBA from IIHMR Jaipur. He has more than five years of experience at the grassroot, state and national levels. Prior to joining NHSRC, he worked for the National Health Mission, Madhya Pradesh in the state community processes division. His areas of interest include community processes, capacity building, program implementation and community monitoring.

Dr Jyotsana Makker
Dr Jyotsana Makker
Consultant

Dr. Jyotsana Makker is an MBA (Health Care Administration) and a graduate in Ayurveda from Delhi University. She has served public and private organizations as clinician, administrator, and trainer. Her public health work involved strategizing for COVID surveillance, reporting, policy making, capacity building of healthcare professionals, and facility assessment. She is passionate about building awareness towards preventive healthcare and wellness.

She has represented India as a special invitee of Government of South Korea at Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Fair 2013, for highlighting the benefits of  Auyrveda's ethos of dincharya and ritucharya for a wholesome and healthy approach to leading life.

Mr Jatin Bhatt
Mr Jatin Bhatt
Consultant

A public health professional with Health Management from IIHMR Delhi. More than 5 years of experience in program planning, training, implementation and monitoring at State and grassroot level. Areas of interest - community process, strengthening of primary healthcare in rural and urban areas and healthcare technology.

Dr. Navin Vijay Kamble
Dr. Navin Vijay Kamble
Consultant

A Public Health Professional with more than 4.5 years of experience in the development sector. Dr. Navin has completed an MBA with specialization in Health management from IIHMR Jaipur and is a Dental graduate.

 

Dr. Vijaya Shekhar Salkar
Dr. Vijaya Shekhar Salkar
Consultant

A Public health professional with BDS and master's in public health (Health policy, economics and finance) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Areas of interest include RMNCAH+N, capacity building, local governance, community participation, ASHA program, IEC/BCC strategies, migrant health etc.

Dr Vivek Gupta
Dr Vivek Gupta
Consultant

As an experienced public health professional Dr Vivek Gupta is known to be compassionate & credible towards his work. Having background of Dental surgery from Bhopal & with zeal to work for common people he pursued masters in hospital administration from DAVV Indore and Masters in Public health from DMIMS Wardha to serve the people at large. Having more than 8 years of experience in public health and hospital administration lead him to work in national institutions such as ILBS New Delhi & AIIMS Bhopal. He was also engaged with various Programs like IPC / WASH, NQAS/ LaQshya, SUMAN & Kayakalp run by MoHFW (Govt. of India), as well as capacity building of front-line workers. He started his career from Institute of Liver and Billiary Sciences Hospital New Delhi as RHA, then he worked for AIIMS Bhopal with Dept. of Hospital Administration, afterwards to get better understanding of grass root level of public health he went to the north eastern state of assam & worked with UNICEF as Aspirational District Consultant (RMNCHA+N) for over 3 years, He is always interested in taking new initiatives leads to benefits of the community.

Ms. Leena Goyal
Consultant

Ms. Leena Goyal is a public health professional with experience of working with national and state government, non-government organisations and corporates. Over four years of working in the domain, she has gained experience in health policy and planning, proposal development, programme implementation, health advocacy and communications. She holds an MBA in Health Management from IIHMR University, Jaipur.

Dr. Bhawna Gupta
Dr. Bhawna Gupta
Consultant
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Ms. Vandana Jakhmola
Secretarial Assistant

Graduate from Delhi University. Has 15 years of work experience in Administration & HR. Working for Community Processes Division of NHSRC since November 2010

Healthcare Financing

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Dr. Sandeep Sharma
Lead Consultant

Ph.D from JNU, New Delhi and M.Phil in Applied Economics from CDS, Thiruvananthapuram. More than 5 years of experience working in the area of Health Financing and Equity issues in Health care

Dr Maneeta Jain
Dr. Maneeta Jain
Sr. Consultant

Health systems and Financing specialist with work experience of over 5 years. BAMS graduate and done her Master’s in Public Health (Health Policy, Economics and Financing) from TISS, Mumbai. Also worked as an external consultant for WHO.

Mampi Bose
Mampi Bose
Consultant

Phd from JNU on health economics.

Three years of experience working in the area of healthcare financing.

Mr E Lokesh Kumar
Mr E Lokesh Kumar
Consultant

Healthcare Technology

Dr. Ranjan Kumar Choudhury
Air Commodore (Dr.) Ranjan Kumar Choudhury VSM
Advisor

Experienced healthcare specialist and a management expert. Skilled in Healthcare Consulting, Strategic Planning, Medical Equipment procurement, Supply Chain Management, Healthcare Technology & Hospital Operations. Recognized for devotion to duty of high order in the health care sector, recipient of the presidential award of Vishisht Seva Medal in 2016. Core strength being hospital administration and health care technologies.

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Anjaney
Sr. Consultant

He supports the implementation of technology-intensive programmes in States and UTs under the National Health Mission • Implementation of Integrated Public Health Laboratories under the National Free Diagnostic Service Initiative. The initiative is supported by the Pradhan Mantri Aayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM ABHIM). Assisting States and UTs in strengthening diagnostic services at primary healthcare facilities through the Fifteen Finance Commission Grant (XVFC grant. • Implementation of Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis services in states and UTs, Member of the National Oversight Committee for the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis service initiative under the National Health Mission. • Member of Bureau of Indian Standards (MHDs) for medical device standard development group. • Member of the National Technical Advisory Board(NTAB) constituted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India for the National Cold Chain and Vaccine Management Resource Centre. • Responsible for developing oxygen access strategy at the national level with guidance from MoHFW and overseeing implementation progress of the setting up oxygen infrastructure (PSA Plants, LMO tanks and OCs) across all states and UTs. • Solarising the Public Health Facilities: Assessment of Energy Demand of Public Health Facilities and providing appropriate Solar system design through Stand alone System or RESCO model. • Design of generic technical Specification of medical equipment as per Indian Public Health Standard 2022 and supporting States and UTs by facilitating equipment procurement by providing tech specs on a need basis. • Public-Private Partnership initiative: Monitoring and Evaluation of PPP-initiative under NHM in States and UTs. • Innovation Uptake: Uptake of innovations(medical products) in the public health system through the National Health Innovation portal. • Members of Various technical committees at DHR, IPC, GeM, Urban Health(NUHM) etc

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Ms. Vertika Agarwal
Sr. Consultant

A well-qualified professional in Biomedical Engineering with over 7 years of experience. Completed Masters in Healthcare Quality Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Having work experience of reputed multi-speciality hospitals across Delhi. Specialize in conducting equipment trainings, and educational workshops.

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Ms. Charu
Consultant
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Ms. Manisha Sharma
Consultant
Ms. Chinmaee Nikhil Pawar
Ms. Chinmaee Nikhil Pawar
Consultant

An experienced biomedical engineer with a post graduate diploma in healthcare management from Welinkar Institute of Management and studies. Having experience of over 7 years of working with Multi-Speciality hospitals across mumbai. Specialize in Medical equipment maintenance, training and compliance.

Ms. Ritu
Ms. Ritu
Consultant

A Biomedical Engineer, presently facilitating and supporting States and MoHFW in developing strategies and guidelines for reinforcement of Healthcare Technology Interventions in Public Health facilities. Areas of expertise & interest include Healthcare Innovations, Public Health Planning, Technology Assessment and Systematic Review.

Dr Prakamya Gupta
Dr Prakamya Gupta
Consultant
Ms_Ashi_Karke
Ms. Ashi Karke
Secretarial Assistant

Graduate from Delhi University. Currently pursuing MBA in HR. Has 11 years of work experience in Administration & HR. Working for Public Health Planning Division since last six years

Human Resources for Health and Health Policy and Integrated Planning

Mona Gupta
Ms Mona Gupta
Advisor

Economics graduate and an MBA, with more than 22 years’ experience in the health sector across NGOs, Government, Research organizations, International Development Agencies and Consulting firms. Areas of expertise include planning and programme management, HRH, and Health Systems Strengthening.

Sweta-Roy
Ms Sweta Roy
Lead Consultant

Graduate in Biotechnology and Post Graduate in Health and Hospital Management with more than 13 years of experience in public health sector. She has worked with government, research organizations and consulting firm in the area of Human Resources for Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Behaviour Change Communication, Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS), and Hospital feasibility studies. Core competencies include planning, programme management, conducting assessments and evaluation studies.

Divya-Prakash
Mr Divya Prakash
Senior Consultant

Post Graduate in Statistics with more than 18 years of experiences in field of Public Health, Child Protection, Women Empowerment, Skill Development and Livelihood Promotion, and Agriculture in Government, International Development Agencies, Research Organization and Multinational Corporation (MNC). Expertise in Human Resource Management, Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Knowledge Management, Establishment of Management Information System, Programme/ scheme specific Software development and Website Management.

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Dr Ankur Shaji Nair
Consultant

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Masters of Public Health in Social Epidemiology from TISS, Mumbai. Have four years of experience in public health sector. Have worked with International public health organizations and Philanthropic organizations engaged in areas of primary health care, health systems strengthening, public health research and policy analysis, population health assessments, immunization and disease surveillance, implementation and evaluation studies.

Priyanka-Kumari
Dr Priyanka Kumari
Consultant

Dental Graduate from Panjab University with Master in Public Health from TISS, Mumbai with 3+ years’ experience working with International Development Agency and Consulting firm in the field of Health systems evaluation, research and learning studies. Areas of expertise include developing training modules, conducting health policy research and health system strengthening.

Surabhi-Sethi
Dr Surabhi Sethi
Consultant

With an MD (Gold Medal) and DNB in Community Medicine, she has more than 4.5 years of post PG experience of working in Government and Municipal Corporation Medical Colleges. Her areas of expertise include COVID-19 mitigation & prevention, teaching & training, communication skills and health system strengthening through capacity building.

Dr Harshpreet Kaur
Dr Harshpreet Kaur
Consultant
Ms. Isha Sharma
Ms. Isha Sharma
Consultant

With a master’s in economics from Panjab University, Chandigarh and Master of Public Health from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, the convergence of the two fields captivates her. Broadly, her interest lies in Economics of Growth and Development, Health Economics and Finance and Research and Analysis. She has worked on policy and procedural developments at the national level, results-based financing in health, human resources for health, Workload Indicators of Staffing Needs (WISN) and appraisals of National Health Mission (NHM) programme implementation plans (PIPs). She is also enthusiastic about healthcare labour market analysis

Ms. Arpita Amin
Consultant
Mr Sanjay Ray
Mr Sanjay Ray
Secretarial Assistant

Master in Business Administration (MBA) having 11 years of experience in Administration & Logistics Management at Government organization.

Public Health Administration

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Dr. Himanshu Bhushan
Advisor

Is presently working as the Head of Public Health Administration division of NHSRC, A technical support wing of Ministry of health and family welfare, Govt. of India. He was formerly Deputy Commissioner and head of Maternal Health Division in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Dr Himanshu Bhushan has rich and diverse experience both as clinician and public health expert, wherein in the past he served remote areas of India as a clinician and then in the ministry of health, Government of India. Operationalizing Emergency Obstetric Care, Training of MBBS doctors in EmOC & Life Saving Anaesthetic Skills, Establishing Blood storage centre, Strengthening pre-service teaching and training of Nursing, Dedicated Maternal and Child Health Wings in the country, prioritizing resources to delivery points, setting up skills lab, Quality Assurance, assured referral transport are some of the key initiatives which have been spearheaded by him." He was also instrumental in many other policy decisions like, Permitting ANMs, Staff Nurses to prescribe and give drugs and injectable, Universal supplementation of calcium and Deworming during pregnancy, Screening and management for GDM, hypothyroidism, making care during pregnancy and child birth a free entitlement and many more are due to his initiative and efforts. He was instrumental in developing and implementation of Nursing Road Map for the country. He has publications in prestigious public health journals and has contributed both as National and International expert including WHO, Unicef, UNFPA, ICMR and other such prestigious organizations. In his present position also he is supporting Govt of India and states in implementation of all above initiatives and also newer program like PMSMA. Several policies for health system strengthening have been firmed up on his initiative and recommendations like Guideline for DH strengthening and making them knowledge Hubs, Centralized Grievance Redressal and Health Help line, National Ambulance services, etc. National Urban Health Mission is another area that he is leading. Several policy and guidelines like CD frame work, Guidebook for enhancing performances of Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) in Urban area, Tools for Vulnerability Mapping and Assessment, NUHM Orientation Module for Planners, Implementer and partners, UPHC Guidelines is now part of NUHM. He is a Member Secretary for 5 Task Forces on Comprehensive primary Health care: RMNCH A, Mental Health, Dental Health, Burns & Trauma and Architecture and infrastructure development of Health and Wellness Centre. The list of his works are long...but his dream is “Every Poor Women and Men accessing govt. health facilities should get a Rich Treatment by us”

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Mr. Prasanth K. S
Sr. Consultant

Specializes in Implementation of Public Health Laws. Area of interest: Health Governance. Worked for GoI guidelines on Maternal Death Review, Near Miss, Child Death Review, Skills Lab, MNH Toolkit

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Dr. Smita Shrivastava
Sr. Consultant

MBBS graduate with PG Diploma in Hospital and Health Management, having more than 14 years of experience in clinical medicine, public health and clinical research. Dr. Smita Shrivastava has been associated with the National Health Mission for 9 years, being involved in providing clinical care, implementation of national health programs and healthcare administration. She has previous experience in the development sector in providing technical assistance, trainings and supportive supervision. She has also been involved in clinical research- protocol designing, execution, monitoring and clinical trials report writing. Areas of Interest: Urban Health, NCDs, Maternal and Child Health, program implementation, capacity building, monitoring and data analysis.

Aashima Bhatnagar
Dr. Aashima Bhatnagar
Sr. Consultant

BDS, MBA-Hospital & Healthcare Management (Symbiosis International University, Pune). Core work areas: Implementation of Model Health Districts (MHD) initiative in the states, developing technical guidelines for key initiatives like MHD, CLMC etc. Areas of interest: Maternal and Child Health, Strengthening Public Health Facilities.

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Dr. Kalpana Pawalia Yadav
Consultant

Public health professional (IIHMR, New Delhi) with Bachelors in Homoeopathy Medicine & Surgery from GGSIPU, Delhi. Has more than 4.5 years of experience (including 1 year of clinical experience as Junior resident at Govt of NCT of Delhi ) . Previously she has an experience of working with BMGF funded organization (IHAT- UPTSU) for a period of 3.5 years where she was responsible for providing techno-managerial support for improvement in quality of care across RMNCH+A life cycle approach at the field level. Core area of interest- Program implementation, Monitoring and evaluation, Training, capacity building, supportive supervision and documentation.

Dr Poonam
Dr. Poonam
Consultant

Public Health Professional, BDS, and Masters in Public Health (PGIMER, Chandigarh). Over five years of experience in healthcare (2 years of clinical experience in dentistry and 3 years of public health practice). Areas of work: Implementation support to states for developing Model Health Districts, Public Health Management Cadre, Integrated Public Health labs, strengthening secondary care services, developing   guidance note for states on PHMC, technical guidelines on MHD, IPHL, etc.

Dr. Palak
Dr. Palak
Consultant
Vasudha Khanna
Ms Vasudha Khanna
Legal Consultant

BA LLB (Hons.) from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and LLM from Kurukshetra University. Vasudha has legal experience of more than 8 years in private as well as public sector undertakings. Core work areas: Legal Framework

Ms Neelam Tirkey
Ms Neelam Tirkey
Consultant

BSC Nursing, Master of Public Health (University of Hyderabad), Public Health Professional with Master of Public Health from University of Hyderabad and Bsc Nursing. She has both clinical and public health experience in the health care system. Core working area: Urban Health, Aspirational District; Interest area: Public Health Management, Maternal and Child Health, Health system strengthening, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Diksha Rathee
Ms. Diksha Rathee
Consultant

Public Health Professional graduated from AIIMS, Jodhpur. Worked as a Nursing officer for 1 year at AIIMS, New Delhi. Areas of Interest; Heath systems strengthening, Implementation Research and systems thinking.

Aditi Joshi
Dr. Aditi Joshi
Consultant

Public health professional with Masters in Public Health specializing in social epidemiology from TISS, Mumbai. Has worked across different areas in health care including public health nutrition, healthcare IT and clinical setting.

Dr. Harioum Sharma
Dr. Harioum Sharma
Consultant
Ms. Preethu Prasannakumar
Ms. Preethu Prasannakumar
Consultant
Dr Musarrat Siddiqui
Dr Musarrat Siddiqui
Junior Consultant
Ms. Ashu Ranga
Ms. Ashu Ranga
Junior Consultant
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Ms. Manju Bist
Secretarial assistant

Graduate from Delhi University.Has done diploma in Secretarial Practices.7 years of work experience in administration and HR,currently working with Healthcare Technology Division,NSHRC.

Knowledge Management Division

Dr. Neha Dumka
Dr. Neha Dumka
Lead Consultant

A Public Health Professional with experience in field of implementation, evaluation and research in Health Systems including Primary Health Care. With experience of Community Processes, Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Public Health Planning and Administration, and Programme Evaluations in public health organizations, she is presently working in the field of health systems and research under KMD to support the Programme implementation by collating the evidence and knowledge from the field spanning the National Health Programmes.

Mr Arun Kumar Srivastava
Mr Arun Kumar Srivastava
Sr. Consultant

Working with social development interventions since 2000. Key areas of experience - Programme Development, Capacity Building and Support, Programme Evaluations and Qualitative Research for large scale interventions. Thematic focus - Community Participation, Health Promotion, Social Determinants of Health and Inter-sectoral Convergence, Local Self Governance Institutions (PRIs & ULBs). Has led state and national programs in government and non-government sector. Has worked in NHSRC since 2008, supporting communitisation interventions under NHM (ASHA, VHSNC, MAS, JAS & RKS). Present work focus includes Tribal Health. Has a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Allahabad University. 

Dr Devaki Antherjanam S
Dr Devaki Antherjanam S
Sr. Consultant

Graduated MBBS from NMCH&RC Karnataka and Post-graduated in Community Medicine from Government Medical College, Kerala, ‘Health Research Fundamentals’ from ICMR-NIE, CHAGCCP from Centre for Gerontological Studies, KUHS, MCCD from SJRI, Karnataka. Worked as a Senior Resident, Lecturer, MO in-charge of UHTC, RHTC, MO Anti-Rabies Vaccination Clinic, AP, CoPI in intramural projects, ICMR project in GMC Kerala. Also worked at ICMR-NIV as Scientist-C Medical, during COVID 2019 pandemic and contributed towards SOPs, ToT for COVID 2019 RT-PCR testing, Biorepository, data management, Several viral Outbreak Investigations. With more than 10 publications in indexed national and international journals, she expresses her interest in topics like Non-Communicable Diseases, Communicable diseases, Program Evaluation.

Dr. Tarannum Ahmed
Dr. Tarannum Ahmed
Consultant

Tarannum is Implementation Research Consultant for Health System Strengthening at the National Health System and Resource Centre, based in the Knowledge Management Division. She has a masters in Global Health Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her main research interests are in health systems strengthening, primary care, non-communicable diseases and adult and child mental health. Much of her work uses arguments and evidence to inform implementation research and influence policy discussion at all levels

Dr Rajnesh Kumar
Dr Rajnesh Kumar
Consultant

A public Health graduate with experience in programmmee implementation and evaluation.  Areas of interest include Health systems strengthening and Health systems research, Public health Planning and implementation research. 

Dr. Vineeta Sharma
Dr. Vineeta Sharma
Consultant

A Public Health Professional with a bachelor's degree in Dentistry from Government Dental College and Hospital Shimla, Dr Vineeta Sharma has 4.5 years of experience of working in a wide variety of projects involving cost effectiveness analysis of healthcare interventions, assessing healthcare needs of Urban poor, Maternal and child healthcare and quality of life assessment with PGIMER, Chandigarh. Her Experience involves working with US based Healthcare Conglomerate improving Clinical Outcomes around Diabetic Foot and Amputation Prevention. With 6 publications in national and international journals, she has also contributed in drafting training handbook for JAS members under the capacity of external consultant with NHSRC. Her interest areas are urban health, health financing, comprehensive primary healthcare and health system strengthening. 

Garima Verma
Ms Garima Verma
Consultant – Publications

A passion for writing led her to a career in print journalism. After having worked with industry leaders like The Times of India, India Today Group, and more, she switched to corporate publishing wherein she took care of all editorial duties of various magazines for public and private sector. A decade in media was followed by a freelance stint that saw her writing stories and columns for national and international print and digital platforms.

Ms. Anjali Bhardwaj
Ms. Anjali Bhardwaj
Secretarial Assistant

Graduated from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, DU and Post graduated in Tourism Management from IGNOU and hold diploma in Shorthand and secretarial training. Also hold a professional experience of 7+ years and served many renounced PSU’s.

Quality and Patient Safety

Dr J N Srivastava
Dr. J. N. Srivastava
Advisor

A medical graduate having post-graduate qualifications in Family Medicine, Health Systems Management and Industrial Medicine. He is an elected member of National Academy of Medical Sciences. His illustrious career in the Indian Air Force included a tenure with the Ministry of External Affairs in Oman, where he was commended for his devotion to the service by the His Majesty Sultan of Oman. He also underwent advanced training abroad in Hospital Planning for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warfare. Under a WHO fellowship, he did a pioneering work in the field of Healthcare Waste Management in late nineties, when Biomedical Waste Rules were promulgated in 1998. He anchored formation of Indian Society of Hospital Waste Management in the year 2000.

After taking voluntary retirement form the Indian Airforce in 2003 with a desire to work for the larger good, he has been actively working for betterment of the health systems across the country and abroad. He led EU supported Sector Investment Programme (SIP) in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The SIP had many key Health Sector Reforms (HSR) initiatives, which were later subsumed into the National Rural Health Mission. His deep commitment for the HSR took him to Abu Dhabi for revision of Policy framework at Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD).

Health Quality and Patient Safety are his other passion. Since last 11 years, he leads the efforts for the betterment of Quality of Care (QoC) and patient safety under the NHM. Under his leadership, Quality Standards for different level of Health Facilities have been developed. The Standards and quality surveyor training programme are accredited by International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua). He has been a WHO consultant to support the Government of Maldives in formalising frameworks for Patient Safety and health quality.

He is a visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai and also guide to PhD scholars.

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Dr. Deepika Sharma
Lead Consultant

PGD in Hospital Management & Health Promotion, lead auditor for ISO 9001:2008. 5 years' experience in establishing & implementing Quality System. Lead & Co-Author for various publications

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Ms. Vinny Arora
Sr. Consultant

MBA (Hospital Administration), PG certified (QM & AHO). 11 years of experience in health care Quality and operations management. Area of Expertise:- Accreditation & training, Infection Control.

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Dr. Chinmayee Swain
Sr. Consultant

MHA-BHMS, PGDHHM, PGDESD (PG Diploma in Environment & Sustainable Development), PGDHQM (PG Diploma in Health Care Quality Management), NQAS External Assessor, ISQua Fellowship & Membership, Patient Safety Assessor, Green Hospital Assessors. Profound experience of 11+years as Hospital Manager in 3 District Head Quarters Hospital of Odisha. Ensured implementation of National Quality Assurance Programme in the facililities for strengthening the hospital systems.

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Mr. Gulam Rafey
Consultant

Healthcare Professional with Masters in Pharmacy and PG Diploma in Hospital & Public Health Management, having 4 years of experience in Drugs & Logistics Management system and Pharmaceuticals. Worked for Human Resources for Health in recommendation of State Program Implementation Plans. Currently involved in National Quality Assurance Certification program for the improvement of health care services in public health facilities.

Dr Arpita Agrawal
Dr. Arpita Agrawal
Consultant

Postgraduate in Public Health (IIHMR- Delhi), BDS, ISQua fellow and member. 3 years’ experience in clinical services followed by 2 years’ experience in the field of Quality Management System.

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Mr Abhay Dahiya
Consultant
Dr. Annapoorna K. N.
Dr. Annapoorna K. N
Consultant
Dr. Neeraj Gautam
Dr. Neeraj Gautam
Consultant
Dr. Naveen Kumar
Dr. Naveen Kumar
Consultant
Dr. Deepika Gaur
Consultant
Mr Divyanshu Bhardwaj
Mr Divyanshu Bhardwaj
Junior Consultant
Dr Vineeta Dhankhar
Dr Vineeta Dhankhar
Junior Consultant
Mr Anand Yadav
Mr Anand Yadav
Junior Consultant

Anand Yadav has done bachelor’s in medical Physiology and a qualified health management professional. He is having over 2 years of experience in the implementation of Quality standards in public health facilities. Currently his role at Quality and Patient Safety Division is to provide technical supports to the States/UT in the implementation of National Quality Assurance Standards and other initiatives under NQAS. Earlier he was associated with CARE India, MAMTA HIMC in various public health research projects.

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Ms. Indu Suryawanshi
Secretarial Assistant

Graduate from Delhi University with nine years' experience in Office Administration

Information Technology

Mr Abhishek Srivastava
Mr Abhishek Srivastava
Advisor

Abhishek is a topper Computer Engineering graduate from RGPV and Management program holder from Indian Institute of Management ( IIM, Calcutta). He has more than two decades of experience across Corporates, Govt & Social domains. Having played roles as Global CTO, CIO/Group Head, National Head and Tech. Director in Global leadership to Board responsible positions, has also endeavoured technopreneurship to create nudge in the digitalised services with pro bono publico intent. In public health contexts, Abhishek worked towards AIDS prevention, Immunisation, NCD, Health informatics, Affordable health technologies, Public Health education in National Head of IT capacity, and was also instrumental in improving the supply chain of the health commodities, program done in conjunction with IIM, Lucknow. Bestowed upon by International Society for Hypertension, The World Hypertension League in association with ICMR, IMA, CCDC & API with Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contributions.

His bailiwick ranges from business process innovation & re-engineering, strategy & roadmap, governance, operational excellence, digitalization, group level change management & transformation. Dexterous with process & quality management, corporate finance, capital budgeting, risk management, business continuity, six sigma & lean, audit & legal / regulatory compliances and sustainability. He has certifications in Big Data, Data Science, Blockchain & Deep Learning, Agile, Business Intelligence & Analytics along with Retail Banking, Insurance, Quality Manufacturing & Project Management.

Administration

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Brig. Sanjay Baweja
Principal Administrative Officer

34 Year of experience in Armed Forces in operations and administration which includes HR, Accounts and Security

Mr. Thakur Sen Negi
Mr. Thakur Sen Negi
Admin Consultant
Mr Gautam Chatterjee
Mr Gautam Chatterjee
Admin Consultant
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Amit Arora
Administrative Assistant
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Mr. Girish Kumar
Administrative Assistant
Mr. Sandeep Kumar Sharma
Administrative Assistant
Mr. Nishant Kumar
Mr. Nishant Kumar
Administrative Assistant
Mr Kanhaiya Jha
Mr Kanhaiya Jha
IT Manager
Mr Vijay Kumar Sharma
Mr Vijay Kumar Sharma
IT Consultant
Mr. Mukesh Kumar
IT Executive

B.Tech. (Computer Science and Engineering). Certified in CCNA, CCNP, MCSE. Over 5 years of experience in Networking. Earlier Projects: CWG-2010 with Cert-IN and SWAN Uttarakhand

Ms Payal Taneja
Ms Payal Taneja
Finance Manager
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Mr. Ashok Pathar
Consultant Accounts

Graduate from Delhi University. Has 25 years of work experience in managing Accounts & Finance. Working with NHSRC since October 2008

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Ms. Neha Rastogi
Consultant Accounts

Masters in Commerce, currently pursuing MBA in Finance. A certified lead auditor of ISO 9001:2008. 8 years' experience in finance and account sector. Working with NHSRC since 2011.

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Mr. Ankit Sharma
Accounts Assistant

Master Degree in Finance. He has around 8 years of rich experience of CA firm and National Health Mission Uttar Pradesh. Working with NHSRC since August 2019

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Mr. Digvijay Singh
Accounts Assistant

Masters in Finance. Has 8 year of experience in Accounts & finance under National Health Mission.

Mr. Himanshu Saxena
Mr. Himanshu Saxena
HR Manager
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Ms. Anupriya Raje Singh
Consultant - HR
Ms. Anju Parcha
Ms. Anju Parcha
Consultant - HR
Ms. Kaushalya
Ms. Kaushalya
Consultant - HR
Ms Mamatha G
Ms Mamatha G
Consultant - HR
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Mr. Mukesh Kumar
HR Assistant

BA with over 5 years of experience in in HR/Admin. Specialization in Recruitment, Data Management, Documentation Process and File Management

Mr. Amit Kumar
Driver Cum-Admin. Assistant
Prakash Chemjung
Mr. Prakash Chemjung
Pantry Cum-Office Assistant
Ravi
Mr. Ravi
Pantry Cum-Office Assistant

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