HEALTH CON17 at Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore in collaboration with Choithram College of Nursing organized a conference HEALTH CON'17 on the theme "Sustainable Health System in India: Challenges and Opportunities' on 8-9 September 2017" at University Campus. Dr Bharat C. Chaparwal, Former Vice Chancellor, DAVV, Indore and Vice President, Indian Medical Council, New Delhi, Chief Guest on the occasion inaugurated the conference by lighting the lamp. Shri Purushottamdas Pasari, Chancellor, SVVV; Dr. Upinder Dhar, Vice Chancellor, SVVV; Dr. Sunil Chandiwal, Director, Choithram Hospital and Research Institute; Dr. Usha Ukande, Principal, CNC, Dr. Shweta Mishra, Organizing Secretary, Health Con'17, Ms. Shweta Pattnaik Organising Secretary, CNC and delegates were present on the occasion.
The conference was intended to discuss the issues related to management of health system in India and the possible future plans to improve the system. About 138 participants across the country participated and presented their papers and posters in the conference. Dr. Upinder Dhar, Vice Chancellor of SVVV welcomed the audience and said that health is the major concern of one's life and this thought promote us to organize "HEALTH-CON'17". He further said that India is expected to rank among top in health market. He added that in 2015 Indian health sector was largest employer, both directly and indirectly and was the fastest growing sector with 22.87% growth rate. Dr. Usha Ukande, Organising Chair of the conference informed about the schedule of the day and objective of the conference to the audience. A book "Clinical Nursing Procedures" was released on this occasion by the chief guest and author of the book Dr. Bharat C. Chaparwal and other dignitaries on the dias. Shri Purushottam Dasji Pasari, Hon'ble Chancellor, SVVV welcomed the chief guest Dr. Bharat C. Chaparwal and told about his excellence and contribution to the field and discussed the history of Vaishnav Trust and its remarkable progress and contribution, not only in the field of education but also in health sector. Dr. Bharat C. Chaparwal appreciated the initiative for organizing the conference. He showed his concern about economic problems due to growing pollution of India and stressed on the need to control fertility rate.
The first technical session was chaired by Dr. Santosh Dhar, Dean - Doctoral Studies and Research, SVVV. Dr. K. Sabu, Associate Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, was the first speaker of the session. The next speaker was Prof. Rajni Bagga, Head Department of Management Sciences, National Institute of Health And Family Welfare, New Delhi. The Last speaker of first session, Dr. Rupelekha Jathanna, Professor, Department of Health Information Management, Manipal University. The next session's Chairperson was Dr. K. Sabu, Dean, Manipal University. Dr. S.G. Kabra, SDM Hospital, Jaipur was the first speaker. The next speaker was Mr. Mukesh Kumar Sinha, Executive Director, MP Voluntary Health Association.
Chairperson of fourth session were Dr. Usha Ukande, Principal and Dr. K.N. Guruprasad, Director, SVIS, SVVV, Indore. First speaker was Dr. Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Head, Department of Health Information Management, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal. The talk was followed by Dr. Asuma Beevi, Joint Director, MIMS Academy, Khozikode, Kerela. The session ended with the presentation of Dr. Kavita Menon, Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International University, Pune.
The Chairperson of the fifth session was Dr. Kavita Menon, Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International University, Pune. The first speaker for the session was Dr. Suresh K Sharma, Principal, College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Uttarakhand. The talk was followed by Dr. Meenal Kulkarni, Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences Symbiosis International University, Pune.
The last speaker of the session was Dr. Selva Titus Chacko, Dean, CMC, Vellore.
The conference came to a conclusion with a glittering valedictory function. Eminent Cancer Surgeon Dr. Digpal Dharkar was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Prof. Blessy Anthony was awarded for the best oral presentation and Prof. Shivbalan was awarded for the best poster presentation on this occasion. Dr. Usha Ukande, Principal, CNC proposed vote of thanks at the end of the ceremony.