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Shri Dhiru S Mehta
President Kasturba Health Society

Shri Dhiru S Mehta is professionally a Chartered Accountant with specialization in finance, investment, taxation and corporate management. Has a long association with corporate world as director and advisor. Changed his course of life on reaching fifty. Devotes most of his time to voluntary work in the field of education, health care and up-liftment of women and children. Brings financial and managerial expertise with commitment to the institute. Also President of Kasturba Trust and Shivanand Mission, Gujarat. President, Kasturba Health Society since January 2001.

Shri Dhiru S Mehta
Kasturba Health Society
Sevagram, Dist: Wardha
Email: dhirubhaimehta@mgims.ac.in

Dr BS Garg
Secretary, Kasturba Health Society

Dr BS Garg is Emeritus-Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Director of the Dr Sushila Nayar School of Public Health, MGIMS Sevagram. Also incharge of the WHO Collaborative Centre for Research and Training in Community Based Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. Awarded the best teacher award by MUHS, Nashik in 2006 and Commonwealth Medical Fellowship in 1989-90. Awarded more than 80 research grants from WHO, UNICEF, USAID, GOI, ICMR, INCLEN, NACO, Aga Khan Foundation, Population Foundation of India & UNFPA. Has served as consultant to WHO (SEARO), DFID USAID and various international and national agencies on issues of public health concern. Have published 2 books and 170 papers, was dean of the institute from 1-10-2010 to 31-07-2014, Secretary of Kasturba Health Society since August 2014.

Dr BS Garg
Kasturba Health Society
Sevagram, Dist: Wardha
Phone : 07152-284341-55 (16 lines) Ext. 203
Email : secretary@mgims.ac.in

Dr AK Shukla
Dean, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr AK Shukla, MS, DNB, FRCS graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College ,New Delhi in 1985, and obtained MS Ophthalmology from University of Delhi in 1989. He worked in Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi till 1992. He joined MGIMS in 1992 and has been working in the institute since .He obtained FRCS from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow in 2000. Dr Shukla has passion for teaching and medical research. He has helped his department acquire state of the art equipment used for diagnosing and treating entire spectrum of visual disorders. His area of interest is community Ophthalmology. For more than two decades, he has been organizing camps for old people with cataract in remote and rural areas. His team visits villages, screens individuals with vision related problems, and fetches and drops them back to their homes after they are operated in Kasturba hospital, Sevagram. He has been closely associated with National Program for Control of Blindness, and his community- based screening and intervention programs have significantly reduced the cataract-associated visual impairment in and around Wardha district. Dr Shukla has played an instrumental role in offering a highly subsidized LASIK surgery for patients with high myopia. Dr Shukla has taken charge as the Dean of the institute since January 2023.

Dr AK Shukla
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
Sevagram, Dist: Wardha
Email: dean@mgims.ac.in
Phone: 07152-284341-55 (16 lines) Ext. 210

Dr Poonam Verma Shivkumar
Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital

Dr Poonam V. Shivkumar is an MGIMS alumnus: she obtained MBBS (1986) and MD (1990) from MGIMS. During her residency in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, she was Dr S Chhabra’s mentee. She did a postgraduate diploma in sexually and reproductive medicine from Uppsala University, Sweden (2000) and also did a course on Educational Science for health professionals at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry. She also did advanced training in Obstetric HDU/ICU from Fundacion, Columbia and received Clinical Skills Trainer’s training for EmOC from CMC, Vellore. She is a PhD guide in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Core member of PPH working group, FIGO, and Ex-President at SWOGS, Dr Poonam V. Shivkumar has been a Principal Investigator of the following research studies: E – Partography by Jiv Daya Foundation, USA, Stillbirths and Pre viable Birth Defect Project by WHO SEARO, and Low-cost salivary progesterone for predicting preterm births by All Children Thriving, Grand Challenges and Bill Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr Poonam heads PPTCT (Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV / AIDS and VCTC) and EmOC (Emergency Obstetric care). She has also been a Co-Investigator for projects: Hypertensive Pregnancy in the community by ICMR, Nonsurgical contraception by Oregon University USA, PPH Bundle project by MGH Harvard USA. She is a Principal Investigator for PI for MOLI, A PLUS & BLOCKAPPS AI. Dr Poonam is a TAG member at Indian Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN), and a resource person at Biomedical research in HIV by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). She is a National resource person and expert for developing National guidelines development in Maternal Health for Govt of India and Govt of Maharashtra, Dr Poonam is a nodal officer for Facility-Based Maternal Death Review (FBMDR) Committee. She is also a member of the core committee for MCH Diploma at IGNOU She is a Contributor to GOI tool kit and clinical skills lab manual. Dr Poonam is a recipient of Doctor’s award for the management of Anemia and has received a Special certificate for the EmOC project from the government of Maharashtra. Her other awards and accolades include: Best Human Service Award by CAD Pulgaon, Best Doctor Award by Lion’s club, Women of the year for community services by Mahakali Sanstha Wardha, and Best Health service provider by Wardha District, Government of Maharashtra. Dr Poonam has chaired and given several orations, guest lectures, and paper presentations at many international and national conferences like IMA, FOGSI, AMOGS, NOGS, GCC at Srilanka, China, Thailand, Finland, Kenya, London UK, Boston and Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA, Cali, Colombia. Dr Poonam has published 78 articles and 8 chapters in various national and international journals; she reviews manuscripts for journals and is frequently chosen as a national faculty in regional and national conferences. Dr Poonam V Shivkumar served the institution as the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2008 for 15 years. Director Professor and Unit chief, Dr Poonam has taken charge as Medical Superintendent of Kasturba Hospital, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Sevagram Wardha Maharashtra.

Dr Poonam V Shivkumar
Kasturba Hospital
Sevagram, Dist: Wardha
Email: ms@mgims.ac.in
Phone: 07152-284341-55 (16 lines) Ext. 248

Dr Ramesh Pandey
Deputy Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital

Dr Rameshkumar Pandey is an MGIMS alumnus (batch of 1989) - he obtained MBBS and MS (Surgery) from Nagpur University. He was awarded a bronze medal in Physiology. A life member of Association of Surgeons of India and Association of Colo-rectal Surgeons of India, he moved to Mumbai soon after post graduation, where he worked as a surgical consultant in a private facility. During these years, he not only sharpened his surgical skills but also learned the art and science of hospital management. A surgeon with a deep sense of duty and dedication towards underprivileged, he subsequently worked in charity hospitals in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. He used his rich surgical experience to manage patients with diverse surgical problems in resource retrained settings. He enjoyed excellent doctor-patient relationship in the communities, and offered free surgical service to the tribal population he served, a virtue that made Sahara TV crew interview him and showcase his work to the world. A firm believer in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Dr Pandey also served as a district head of the doctor’s forum of Patanjali Yog Samiti and conducted numerous yoga and health camps. Since long he has been exploring how to incorporate yoga into the cancer surgery as an add-on therapy. His passion for tying academic work with pro-people healthcare made him re-join the department of Surgery at MGIMS in 2010, where in addition to routine operations, he also performs laparoscopic and colo-rectal surgery. At MGIMS, he has been entrusted with the responsibility of looking after the medical store of the hospital and the Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) - responsibilities he has been handling with great aplomb. Dr Pandey took charge as the Deputy Medical Superintendent of Kasturba Hospital since January 2023.

Dr Ramesh Pandey
Kasturba Hospital
Sevagram, Dist: Wardha
Email: ramesh@mgims.ac.in
Phone: 07152-284341-55 (16 lines)
Last Modified: Friday 07 June 2024.

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