Dr. Girdhar Gyani
Dr Girdhar Gyani, is widely recognised as the founder of healthcare quality in India. During his tenure as Secretary-General, Quality Council of India (2003-2012), Dr Gyani played a pivotal role in the formulation and operating of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), for the first time in the country. He was Principal Coordinator in developing of accreditation standard for hospitals and getting it accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). This was followed up with the development of standards for Blood Banks, Radiology Centres, Dental Clinics, Wellness Centres, and AYUSH Hospitals.
NABH has been the single most important initiative which has dramatically changed the healthcare scenario in INDIA, bringing Patient Safety at the centre stage. NABH has emerged as key criteria for evaluation of hospitals for a variety of government and private paying schemes.
Currently, Dr Gyani is working as Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers (India). The Association is registered as ‘not for profit’ NGO, under society registration ACT-1860. AHPI represents the vast majority of healthcare providers in India. The mission of AHPI is to build capacity in the Indian health system with a focus on patient safety and affordability.
Dr. Sanjeev Singh
Dr Snajeev Singh is a Pediatrician by training with Masters in Hospital Management and PhD in Infection Control. He worked as Regional Coordinator in WHO in Disease Eradication Program. He is a Chief of Medical Services at 1350 bed university teaching hospital, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences at Kochi. He has been given additional charge of handling Project of building 2200 bed University teaching hospital at Delhi-NCR. He is also a Technical Advisor to Govt of Kerala for Infection Prevention and AMR Containment.
A Microbio-Biochem graduate, with a post-graduate diploma in Mass Communications, Viveka Roychowdhury is a journalist with close to 2 decades of experience on the pharma and healthcare beat. She started her career as Editor of the in-house journal of one of India's oldest pharma companies before joining as a Reporter on the pharma beat in the Financial Express, Mumbai. She was part of the editorial team that started Express Pharma Pulse in 1994, which was at the time, India's first pharma focused business publication. She has been Editor, Express Pharma from July 2007 and Editor, Express Healthcare since September 2010. She has been invited as a speaker, panelist at industry conferences as well as a guest lecturer at mass communication institutes, speaking on science, health & environmental reporting.