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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. Vasudha Khanna
Ms. Vasudha Khanna
Senior Legal Consultant

Vasudha Khanna is an accomplished legal professional possessing Master’s in law. She has an impressive experience of over 10 years across various sectors of the legal domain, coupled with a strong commitment to promoting public health, social justice, and human rights. Her professional journey spans several high-impact roles, showcasing her diverse expertise and dedication to legal excellence.

Dr. Surabhi Sethi
Dr. Surabhi Sethi
Senior Consultant

With an MD (Gold Medal) and DNB in Community Medicine, she has more than 7.5 years of post PG experience of working in Public Health. A former faculty member, she joined NHSRC in May 2021 to contribute to health systems strengthening. Her areas of interest include COVID-19 mitigation & prevention, RMNCAH+N, teaching & training in public health, communication skills, health systems research and health system strengthening through capacity building.

Dr. Avani Saraswat
Dr. Avani Saraswat
Consultant
Ms. Krishna Bose
Ms. Krishna Bose
Personal Secretary to ED

Community Processes-Comprehensive Primary Health Care

Dr. Gurinder Bir Singh
Dr. Gurinder Bir Singh
Advisor

A Public Health Specialist with more than 35 years’ experience in Government and non-Government sectors. Graduate and Post-Graduate (MD and DNB - Community Medicine) from Government medical College, Patiala, Punjab. He has worked at various levels with the Government of Punjab before finally superannuating as Director, Health Services. His main work areas include HIV/ AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Immunisation, NCDs. He has worked with WHO-NPSP for Polio eradication. He was part of A Study Mission to USA for Application of Quality Management in Healthcare; has undergone Advanced Course in Vaccinology (ADVAC) at Annecy, France; was part of Indian delegation to Sri Lanka for ‘Revitalisation of Home Based Records’ and played major role in designing of new Mother Child Protection (MCP) Card. He has been National Trainer for many trainings under NRHM/ NHM, National Trainer for ICD and ICF Training (Govt. of India/ WHO), National Assessor for Cold Chain for Immunisation, National Assessor for NQAS. He has 9 publications as author/ co-author in various journals. He has attended several National and International Conferences and presented more than 25 papers. A National Talent Search Scholar, he is a life member of Indian Medical Association, Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Anantha Kumar
Dr Anantha Kumar Srinivasaiyer
Lead 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

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.

Ms. Richa Sharma
Ms. Richa Sharma
Sr. Consultant
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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

 

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.

 

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. Roopesh Gupta
Dr. Roopesh Gupta
Consultant

Dr. Roopesh Gupta is a public health professional with an MBBS degree and an MD in Community Health Administration from Delhi University. He has also completed Healthcare Management studies at ISB. With close to 5 years of experience, he has worked in public health at the national, state, and corporate organizations. His interests include Healthcare Management, Clinical Quality Excellence, Epidemiology, Education and Training, and Biomedical Research. Dr. Gupta has been involved in multiple public health projects in India, focusing on community behaviour change, local capacity building, and health policy. He is passionate about preventing noncommunicable diseases, adopting a one-health approach to disease prevention, and advocating for responsible antimicrobial stewardship.

Dr. Rutuja Sunil Kolhe
Dr. Rutuja Sunil Kolhe
Consultant

Dr. Rutuja Kolhe is a public health specialist with a medical background, having completed her MBBS and MD in Community Medicine at MGIMS, Sevagram. Her professional interests include teaching, training, primary healthcare, noncommunicable diseases, implementation science, and health systems strengthening.

Dr. Srishti Gulati
Dr. Srishti Gulati
Consultant

Dr. Srishti Gulati is a public health professional with more than 2.5 years of experience at the national level in primary healthcare. She has done her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Modern Dental College and Research Centre, Indore, MP followed by Master of Public Health with a special focus on Social Epidemiology (MPH-SE) from TISS, Mumbai. She is passionate about mental health, primary healthcare, implementation research etc. She is a team player and adept at management, leadership and communication skills.

Ms_Vandana_Jakhmola
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

Dr. Yankee Dahiya
Dr. Yankee Dahiya
Junior Consultant

With more than 3 years of experience working with the government and international development organizations, Dr. Yankee Dahiya is a public health professional. She is a dental graduate with Master’s in Hospital Administration (MHA) from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. She has worked in the field of COVID-19 surveillance, programme implementation, capacity building of healthcare professionals and health system strengthening.

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

Mr E Lokesh Kumar
Mr E Lokesh Kumar
Consultant
Ms. Pallavi Behera
Ms. Pallavi Behera
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
Lead 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.Nikita Mishra
Ms.Nikita Mishra
Consultant
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
Dr. Ragini Bhatia
Dr. Ragini Bhatia
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 25 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 15 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 21 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.

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.

Ms. Arpita Amin
Consultant
Ms Heeya Maity
Ms Heeya Maity
Consultant
Ms Vaishnavi Akanksha N.
Ms Vaishnavi Akanksha N.
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

Dr. K Madan Gopal
Dr. K Madan Gopal
Advisor

Dr. K Madan Gopal, an accomplished health professional with over 30 years of experience, has been actively involved in advancing Health Systems Reforms and Strengthening in India. With an MBBS, MD in Preventive and Social Medicine, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Hospital Management, he has made significant contributions to various sectors, excelling in programmatic, technical, and operational areas. His expertise spans Basic Health Services, Public Health Administration, Health Care Reforms, Social Security, Health Insurance, Institution Building, System Strengthening, Polio Eradication, Health Care Quality, Management Development, Capacity Building, Private Sector, ICT for Health, and Teaching.

Dr. Gopal has also made notable contributions beyond healthcare, engaging with prominent Indian industries in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sphere through the government's "Employer-Led Model" program. He has effectively multitasked and held leadership positions, demonstrating his ability to excel in challenging and underdeveloped regions of the country.

One of Dr. Gopal's remarkable achievements includes playing a pivotal role in implementing Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), one of the world's largest health insurance schemes, in India.

In addition to his professional engagements, Dr. Gopal has served as a Senior Scientist at NIRTH Jabalpur and held faculty positions at IIHMR Jaipur and Government Medical College, Jagdalpur CG. He has actively designed advocacy materials and platforms to facilitate dialogues between the government, private sector, and industry associations.

Dr. Gopal has established a robust network within the medical fraternity, hospitals, clinics, and Indian healthcare providers. He has successfully initiated and managed various partnership models in multi-partner and cross-sector projects, leveraging his extensive experience and exposure. Moreover, his effective engagement with top government officials has ensured their support for diverse initiatives and projects. Dr. Gopal's skills in project implementation and objective achievement have proven invaluable.

During his tenure as a Senior Consultant (Health) at the National Institute for Transforming India- NITI Aayog, Dr. Gopal provided vital support for various health sector reforms and policy-level initiatives, including AB PMJAY, NDHM and Digital Health, Public Health and  Management Cadre, Health regulations, Telemedicine, One Health, Disease surveillance, Integrated Health, Investment in Health Sector,  and the COVID-19 response.

Recognizing his exceptional contributions, Dr. Gopal has been honored with the National Award for "Excellence in implementation of RSBY" for his outstanding achievements in implementing RSBY in Chhattisgarh. He has also received recognition from FOSGI for his dedication to women's health.

Currently serving as an Advisor - Public Health Administration at NHSRC-MoHFW, GOI, Dr. Gopal continues to play a significant role in advancing public health administration in India.

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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.

Dr Swarnika Pal
Dr Swarnika Pal
Senior Consultant
Dr. Harioum Sharma
Dr. Harioum Sharma
Senior Consultant

Dr. Harioum has pursued BAMS from Delhi University and MBA in Hospital and Health Management from IIHMR university. He has over more than 10 years of experience in various sectors like Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, NHM, Development partners and Academic institutions. His interest areas are Health Systems Strengthening and Maternal and Child Health.

Dr. Priyanka S Shenoy
Dr. Priyanka S Shenoy
Senior Consultant
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Dr. Kalpana Pawalia Yadav
Consultant

Public health professional having more than 8 years of experience of working with both Government and  Development Organisations at National and State level. She is a graduate in Homoeopathy with a PG in Public Health from IIHMR, New Delhi. Has also served as a Junior Resident in Govt of NCT of Delhi. Area of interest- Program support and implementation to States in the field of RMNCHA+N with a continuum of care approach, Health system strengthening  , Monitoring and evaluation, Training, capacity building, supportive supervision and documentation.

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.

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 Arpita Aggarwal
Dr Arpita Aggarwal
Consultant
Ms. Daisy A John
Ms. Daisy A John
Consultant
Ms. Ayushi Rai Nidhi
Ms. Ayushi Rai Nidhi
Consultant
Mr. Herratdeep Singh
Mr. Herratdeep Singh
Consultant
Ms. Deepali
Ms. Deepali
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 the field of policy formulation, implementation, evaluation, and research in Health Systems. She has worked in the field of Health Systems Strengthening, Community-based health services delivery; Primary Health Care; Urban health; Non-Communicable Diseases; Public Health Policy, Planning & Administration; Programme Evaluations and Implementation Research. Her current profile focusses on Implementation research, Programme implementation & Evaluations, Health Systems Strengthening, and supporting innovations & scaling up across the domains of Health systems under National Health Mission.

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. 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. 

Dr Vahini A
Dr Vahini A
Consultant
Dr. Erin Hannah Prakash S
Dr. Erin Hannah Prakash S
Consultant

Dr Erin Hannah is a public health professional specialising in Health Administration. Her areas of interest are Knowledge Management, Health Systems, and Implementation Research, Health Systems Strengthening, Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Urban Health, and Palliative Care.

Dr Sachina Rana
Dr Sachina Rana
Consultant
Dr. Udita Joshi
Dr. Udita Joshi
Consultant
Dr. Nisha M Basheer
Dr. Nisha M Basheer
Junior Consultant

Dr Nisha Basheer is a public health researcher specialising in social epidemiology. Her area of interest and activities include implementation research in health systems strengthening with a focus on non-communicable diseases and primary health care.

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
Lead 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.

Dr Arpita Agrawal
Dr. Arpita Agrawal
Senior 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. 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.

Abhay Dahiya
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
Dr. Siddhi Satish Dhond
Dr. Siddhi Satish Dhond
Consultant
Ms. Ratan Shekhawat
Dr. Ratan Shekhawat
Consultant
Ms. Rachana Kumari
Ms. Rachana Kumari
Consultant
Mr Anand Yadav
Mr Anand Yadav
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.

Dr. Amrita Rastogi
Dr. Amrita Rastogi
Consultant
Ms. Nasrain Nikhat Khan
Ms. Nasrain Nikhat Khan
Consultant
Dr Vineeta Dhankhar
Dr Vineeta Dhankhar
Junior Consultant
Dr. Aman Sharma
Dr. Aman Sharma
Junior Consultant
J. Sowjanya
J. Sowjanya
Junior Consultant
Ms_Indu_Suryawanshi
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.

Mr. Prakash Chandra Swami
Mr. Prakash Chandra Swami
Sr. Consultant IT

Prakash is B.E ( Computer Engg) with SQA for CMMI level 3 & Scrum certified, has 16+ yrs of IT & health experience.

Mr. Ashish Rathore
Mr. Ashish Rathore
Consultant-IT

Ashish has Master's in Computer Application and a Post Graduate Diploma from C-DAC with 10 yrs of experience.

Dr. Abhishek Dixit
Dr. Abhishek Dixit
Consultant-Public Health and IT

Dr. Abhishek Dixit has M.D. and M.B.B.S. Degree from Delhi University. His expertise & experiences are aligning the needs of Public Health with Digital Technologies.

Darapu Preethi
Darapu Preethi
Intern

Darapu Preethi, B.Tech from NIT Rourkela and works in Python development.

Deepanshu Ujjainia
Deepanshu Ujjainia
Intern

B.Tech from BIT, works in software development.

Gayatri Kapur
Miss. Gayatri Kapur
Consultant

Gayatri is HCI Design Researcher with Experience Design in emerging technologies from NIFT Bengaluru.

Jitain Kalra
Jitain Kalra
Consultant -Database Administrator (DBA)

Engineering graduate with 6+ years of experience as DBA.

Soumyajit Pati
Soumyajit Pati
Solution Architect

Soumyajit Pati is MCA with Solution Architect experience of 14 years.

Shashi Prabhakar
Shashi Prabhakar
Consultant-Product Management

An engineering graduate & MBA post graduate (MBA) has 10 yrs experience in Government, Non-Government Organizations and Consulting sector across public health domain.

Himanshu Singhal
Himanshu Singhal
Consultant-DVDMS/FDSI

BE & MBA with CPSM and 12+ Years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Procurement in Public & Private Organizations.

Sushil Kumar Tiwari
Sushil Kumar Tiwari
DevOps Expert

B.Tech with 8+ yrs of experience in Information Technology.

Nadeem Ahamed
Nadeem Ahamed
Software Developer

MCA with 5+ yrsof experience in Software development.

Dinesh Dogra
Dinesh Dogra
UI & UX Designer

Dinesh has 9+ years of experience in UX Research, UI Design, Prototyping, wireframing.

Brij Kishor
Brij Kishor
Software Developer

B.Tech with 7 years of experience as Software developer.

Vikash Kumar
Vikash Kumar
UI Developer

BE with 8 years of experience in IT.

Ashish Bhardwaj
Ashish Bhardwaj
Consultant-Business Analyst

Engineering graduate with 6+ years of experience in Analytics and Data Science .

Shikhar Bisht
Shikhar Bisht
Jr. Database developer

Engineering graduate with 3+ Years of experience in database development.

Rajmohan Rajendran
Rajmohan Rajendran
Devops Engineer

Engineering graduate with 8+ yrs of experience.

Ravi Shankar Mishra
Ravi Shankar Mishra
Quality Engineer

Engineering graduate with 6+ yrs of experience in software quality related areas.

Abhishek Singh
Abhishek Singh
Android Application Developer

Engineering graduate with 7+ yrs of experience on mobile platforms and product specialist.

Anurudh Pratap Singh
Anurudh Pratap Singh
Project Manager

Anurudh is an MCA with 19+ years of experience in the IT industry & certified as both a Scrum Master and SAFe Agilist.

VIDUTHALAI A
VIDUTHALAI A
Senior Database Developer

Engineering graduate with 10+ yrs of experience invDB/ RDBMS.

Sushil Singh
Sushil Singh
Java Developer

Engineering graduate and PG from MDU with rich experience on Java platforms.

Ashi Karke
Ashi Karke
Secretarial Assistant

Ashi has 11 years of work experience in Administration & HR in Public Health.

Praveen Sharma
Praveen Sharma
Consultant-Software Quality Engineering

MCA with 8+ years of experience as software quality engineer.

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Brig.Baweja
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
Senior Consultant
Mr Gautam Chatterjee
Mr Gautam Chatterjee
Admin Consultant
Dr. Kanchan
Dr. Kanchan
Admin Consultant
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Amit Arora
Administrative Assistant
Girish
Mr. Girish Kumar
Administrative Assistant
Mr. Nishant Kumar
Mr. Nishant Kumar
Administrative Assistant
Mr Kanhaiya Jha
Mr Kanhaiya Jha
IT Manager
Mr. Yashaarth Jaiswal
Mr. Yashaarth Jaiswal
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

Shikhar Bansal
Mr. Shikhar Bansal
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

Ms_Neha_Rastogi
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
HR Manager
Ms. Anju Parcha
Ms. Anju Parcha
Consultant - HR
Ms. Jyoti Paul
Ms. Jyoti Paul
Consultant - HR
Ms. Anjana Sahu
Ms. Anjana Sahu
Consultant HR
Ms. Manju Bala
Ms. Manju Bala
Consultant - HR
Ms. Harshita Sharma
Ms. Harshita Sharma
Consultant - HR
mukesh_kumar
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. Vinay Kumar
Consultant- Social Media
Mr. Prakash Kumar
Mr. Prakash Kumar
Consultant Publication
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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