Bangalore, July 26, 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.
Delivering the industry’s insights to the new batch were the chief guests, Ms Madhuri, COO of Ramakrishna Hospital, and Ms Latha Mangipudi, State Representative at the State of New Hampshire.
Inaugurating the ceremony, Dr Usha Manjunath, Director and Dean-Academics, IIHMR, Bangalore, said, “The need for managers in healthcare is much more pronounced now than ever before. Medical institutions are seeing increasing roles for marketing, human resources, customer satisfaction, housekeeping etc. which has stratified various functions with a marked distinction in medical staffing and administration. Thus, a new cadre of healthcare managers and administrators are the need of the hour and we hope to build capabilities among our students to meet the ever-growing needs of the industry. “
Following this, 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 from medical background while 38% of them are from non-medical backgrounds, and of them 47% are experienced professionals.
Delivering the keynote address, said Ms Latha Mangipudi, State Representative at the State of New Hampshire, “We are in a time where we have the right mix of the potential and technology to do great things and India has uniquely positioned itself in the world as a young country, which is a challenge as well as an asset and it is up to you people to use the technology and be the beacon to the world."
Ms Madhuri, COO of Ramakrishna Hospital, congratulating students for choosing to work in the healthcare sector said, “Working in healthcare is a commitment to make a positive change in the lives of people and empathy is a crucial element for healthcare professionals to excel in the service.”
Dr S D Gupta, Corporate Director and President- IIHMR Group of Institutes, recollecting his memories of his experience in the healthcare industry emphasised how healthcare industry is a recession-proof sector witnessing constant growth.
The ceremony concluded with felicitating 2nd year student’s poster presentation regarding summer internships in various healthcare facilities and hospitals.