After graduating from AFMC, joined Central Health Service (CHS) Govt. of India in 1972. Completed MD (HA) and DNB during service. Awarded Colombo Plan Fellowship to undergo one year diploma in health services administration (DHSA) at Nuffield institute, university of Leeds (UK) 1981-82. After a brief stint Worked as medical officer in ESIC, CGHS worked as Assistant Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital. From 1981-96 worked as senior faculty in department of Medical Care and Hospital Administration at NIHFW. Subsequently, as Professor and Director, School of Health Sciences, IGNOU pioneered the planning, development and launch of about a dozen post-graduate diploma and degree programs through distance learning for doctors and nurses. Some notable programs are PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology, Dialysis Medicine, HealthCare Waste Management, Rural Surgery and Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing. Currently working as Adjunct faculty, International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), New Delhi. Visited more than 35 countries on various short term and long term assignment of IGNOU, WHO, UNDP and Govt. of India. More than 40 publications and 3 books including a chapter in WHO Geneva’s Blue Book (2nd Edition) on Health Care Waste Management. Visiting teacher to Andrija Stamper School of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia, 1988-1990. Recently worked as Quality Assurance and Accreditation expert in European Union – GOI project from Nov 2012 – Dec 2013. Principal inv
Dr. A. K. Khokhar
Dr. A. K. Khokhar is presently working as Adjunct Professor at International Institute of Health Management Research, New Delhi. He worked as Dean – Training and Professor (Hospital Administration) at IIHMR Delhi from August 2012 till September 2020 after his retirement from ESIC. He is a Medical graduate with 4 post graduations in the field of Health Care Administration and Hospital Administration. Besides working in different positions in ESIC Medical services (Ministry of Labour, Government of India) for 36 years, he has been teaching as Visiting faculty at FMS, University of Delhi, and Institute of Management Studies, YMCA, New Delhi for 24 years. He was also a visiting faculty of IIHMR- Jaipur, NIHFW, SAIL and NTPC. Hospital Administration has been one of his prime areas of interest. He has held important positions of Additional Medical Superintendent, Medical Superintendent, State Medical Commissioner and has been instrumental in developing policies and procedures related to Bio Medical Waste Management, HIV/ AIDS, Occupational Health, Supply Chain Management etc at Institutional as well as State level. He contributed a Chapter on Waste Management in the Module designed by IGNOU for Certificate course on Bio Medical Waste Management. He is one amongst the oldest members of Hospital Infection Society which is taking up number of issues related to Patient Safety. He has organized a number of courses on Hospital Administration for Senior Doctors during his tenure at ESIC. He was the Editor of Journal of Hospital Administration of IHA for ten years. He has carried out a number of studies and surveys on the role of hospitals in primary health care and has also written two books. He has been proactive in developing professional management in hospitals and has developed a number of Case Studies. He has attended and presented papers on different aspects of Hospital Management in various conferences at national and international levels. In his last assignment as Medical Superintendent at ESIC Model Hospital, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, he was instrumental in developing and starting Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, and Undergraduate Medical College, under ESIC.
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