A Professional Development Course (PDC) in Management, Public Health and Health Sector Reforms for senior-level District Medical Officers (DMOs) from the states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands was unveiled by Prof. P.P. Mathur, Vice Chancellor, KIIT University in Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) on 29th December 2014. It is the flagship capacity building initiative under NHM / RCH-II.
Funded by Training Division, Ministry of Health Family Welfare, Govt. of India and supervised by NIHFW, New Delhi, the course was awarded to KIMS since 2013-14. Total 15 senior-level health professionals from the three states are attending the course. The participating senior medical officers who went around KIIT and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KISS) campuses subtly expressed their observations, saying, “The overall development and expansion of KIIT and KISS is second to none in the country and South East Asia and its Founder, Dr. A. Samanta rightly deserves the highest appreciation in the field of human resources development.”
Inaugurating the 10-week programme, Prof. Mathur said, KIIT will extend all possible help to make this important programme a big success. The Director, NIHFW, New Delhi and Office of the Delegation of European Countries in India sent their best wishes for the course.
Among other, the inaugural ceremony was graced by Prof. B.C. Das, Director, KIMS, Prof. S.C. Dash, Director, Prof. S.B. Ogale, Principal, Mr. P. Parida, Management Representative, Dr. R.N. Samanta, CEO, PBMH, Prof. R.N. Rout, HOD, Community Medicine, Prof. Om Prakash Panigrahi, Professor, Community Medicine, Dr. Sonali Kar, Asso. Prof. Community Medicine and Prof. Pramod Samantray, Sr. Consultant, Professional Development Course.