Mangaluru: Yenepoya Medical College Hospital Derlakatte held a press meet at the Press Club Urwa, here on December 2.
Addressing the mediapersons, Principal of Yenepoya Medical College, Dr Ghulam Jeelani Qadiri said that the Academy of Hospital Administration (AHA) – Mangalore Manipal Chapter will be organizing a two day national conference on ‘Safe and Sustainable Hospitals’ (SASH) – 2015 at Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru on 5 and 6 December, with special reference to ‘Innovations and Update’. The healthcare industry in India is currently valued at more than US$ 70 billion and is projected to grow further to reach US$ 280 billion by 2020.
With a healthy CAGR of 21% (for the period 2010-20), healthcare as an industry in India has emerged to become one of the most promising and progressive sectors in recent times. There is increasing pressure on hospitals to achieve financial sustainability and at the same time, invest on technologies to achieve safe environment to provide care. With the rapid pace at which technological advances are taking place, it becomes essential for every hospital administrator to keep pace with it, said Qadiri.
“With this premise, this event is being organized to bring industry leaders and eminent academicians’ researchers together to deliberate and discuss issues involved in achieving safe and sustainable hospitals,” he added.
Dr Amitha Marla, Medical Director of AJ Hospital, said, “The conference is a highly focused event organized for doctors, hospital, owners & administrators, hospital agencies, students of health administration management, architects, civil engineers, interior designers, materials management professionals and industries involved in health care. The conference aims to provide a platform bringing together professionals involved in the health arena to discuss issues and seek possible answers.”
The Department of Hospital Administration at Yenepoya Medical College, Kasturba Medical College and AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, have collaborated to organize this conference in Mangaluru under the banner of Mangalore Manipal Chapter. Dr Ghulam Jeelani Qadiri, Principal of Yenepoya Medical College is the organizing chairman; Medical Director of AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr Amitha Marla is the organizing secretary and Dr Sunita Saldanha, Associate Professor at Yenepoya Medical College is the joint organizing secretary.
With over 600 confirmed delegates, the conference is going to be one of the largest scientific programmes to be held in Mangaluru. Topics that will be discussed and deliberated in the conference include, Public Health & Healthcare Management, Hospital Planning and Architecture, Hospital and Healthcare IT, Medical Equipment & Automation, Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety, Healthcare Marketing, Hospital Financing & Health insurance.
As many as 40 scientific papers and equal number of posters will be presented by the faculty and students who will be attending from 18 states of the country. One of the highlights of the conference is CEO Conclave, where distinguished CEOs like Dr Devi Prasad Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya, Dr Ajay Bakshi of Manipal Health Enterprises, Dr (Brig) N K Partner of Apollo Hospital, Dr Ajay Kumar of HCG Global will deliberate on topics like Impact of Social Medicine, Retaining Talent in Healthcare, Impact of Changing Technology and Innovations, and Creating centers of excellence.
The conference will be inaugurated on 5 December at 10 am by UT Khader, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka. Eminent dignitaries including Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi, Chancellor, Yenepoya University; AJ Shetty, President of Laxmi Memorial Trust and Dr Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor of Manipal University. Maj. Gen (Dr) R K Garg, President of AHA and Dr Vijaya Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Yenepoya University will also grace the occasion.
Dr M Dayanada and Dr Mohammed Guthigar were also present in the press meet.