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RASTHA - Road Ahead for Strategic Thinking in Hospital Administration



About RASTHA – Road Ahead for Strategic Thinking in Hospital Administration

RASHTA is a forum to discuss, debate and disseminate knowledge in the field of hospital administration. It is a unique initiative by the Department of Hospital Administration, KMC Manipal. The academic feast will include a variety of events in the form of seminars, guest lectures, workshops, training programs and conferences in association with apex bodies. RASHTA aims to serve as an industry academia interface wherein industry experts interact with students and delegates. It will feature eminent speakers from the healthcare and management fields.

Department of Hospital Administration, KMC

The Department of Hospital Administration at KMC Manipal was the first such department to offer a Medical Council of India (MCI)-recognised MD course in Hospital Administration in 1987. The department is actively involved in the administration of the medical teaching hospital and undertakes projects in the areas of planning and designing, quality management.


Over the years, the department has contributed to the discipline of hospital administration by conducting various events encompassing a wide range of subjects. Some of the events include:

  • FinWorks – Finance and Insurance
  • MepLe – Medical Ethics and Legal Affairs
  • NASHCAM – National conference on Health and Hospital Administration in collaboration with Dept. of Community Medicine, KMC Manipal
  • SASH 2015 – National Conference of Academy of Hospital Administration
  • MICON – National Conference on Marketing and Insurance

The department is also involved in organizing various training programs in areas of patient safety and quality. It has conducted ‘Point of Implementation’ training program in association with NABH (National Accreditation Board of Hospitals & Healthcare Providers).

PATRONS

Dr. Ramdas M Pai
Chancellor
Manipal University

Dr. H S Ballal
Pro-Chancellor
Manipal University

Dr. H Vinod Bhat
Vice Chancellor
Manipal University

Dr. V Surendra Shetty
Pro Vice Chancellor
Manipal University

Dr. N Sabhahit
Registrar
Manipal University

Dr. Poornima Baliga B
Dean
KMC, Manipal

MENTORS

Dr. (Col) M Dayananda
Professor, MS & COO,
Kasturba Hospital, Manipal

Dr. Somu G
Professor and Head,
Dept. of Hospital Administration, KMC Manipal

Dr. Naveen P
Associate Professor,
Dept. of Hospital Administration, MC Manipal

TEAM RASTHA

Team Lead

Dr. Arun MS
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Hospital Administration, KMC Manipal


Event Publicity and Marketing

Dr. Vignesh R
Dr. T Shiva Kumar


Website and Social Media

Dr. Bijoy Johnson
Dr. Utham Sharma


Event Coordinators

Dr. Pavithra L S
Dr. Amitha Marla
Dr. Pooja G Patwal