IIHMR all set to mould future Healthcare and Hospital Management professionals
Mumbai 31st July, 2017: The Institute of Health Management & Research (IIHMR) Bangalore’s continued efforts for developing future healthcare professionals kicked off with their induction programme for the new batch of 2017-19. The induction programme of the 8th batch of its Post-Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (PGDHM 2017-19) was held at IIHMR-Bangalore’s campus to not just acquaint the students with the institute and the course, but also to provide an in-depth understanding of their need in the booming healthcare industry.
Deliveringthe industry’s insights to the new batch were the chief guests, Ms Madhuri, COOof Ramakrishna Hospital, and Ms Latha Mangipudi, State Representative at theState of New Hampshire.
Inauguratingthe ceremony, Dr Usha Manjunath, Director and Dean-Academics, IIHMR,Bangalore,said, “The need for managers in healthcare is much more pronounced now thanever before. Medical institutions are seeing increasing roles for marketing,human resources, customer satisfaction, housekeeping etc. which has stratifiedvarious functions with a marked distinction in medical staffing andadministration. Thus, a new cadre of healthcare managers and administrators arethe need of the hour and we hope to build capabilities among our students tomeet the ever-growing needs of the industry. “
Followingthis, Dr Usha Manjunath also highlighted the profile of the batch of 2017-2019.The new batch consists of students from 17 states with 62% of them hailing frommedical background while 38% of them are from non-medical backgrounds, and ofthem 47% are experienced professionals.
Deliveringthe keynote address, Ms Latha Mangipudi, State Representative atthe State of New Hampshire said, “We are in a time wherewe have the right mix of the potential and technology to do great thingsand India has uniquely positioned itself in the world as a young country, whichis a challenge as well as an asset and it is up to the students to use thetechnology and be a beacon to the world. “
Ms Madhuri,COO of Ramakrishna Hospital, congratulating students for choosing to work in thehealthcare sector said, “Working in healthcare is a commitment to creating apositive change in the lives of people and empathy is a crucialelement for healthcare professionals to excel in the service.”
Dr S DGupta, Corporate Director and President- IIHMR Group of Institutes, recollecting his memories ofhis experience in the healthcare industry emphasised how healthcare industry isa recession-proof sector witnessing constant growth.
The ceremonyconcluded with felicitating 2nd year student’s posterpresentation regarding summer internships in various healthcare facilitiesand hospitals.