Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Bangalore South Campus organized an e- Inauguration ceremony of PGDM 2021-23 Batch
The ceremony commenced with lamp lightening and welcome address by Dr. Kirti Udayai, Associate Dean Academics, IIHMR, subsequently, greetings by Dr. Usha Manjunath, Director, Institute of Health Management Research, Bangalore followed by an address by our honourable Chief Guest- Dr. Shyam Vasudev Rao, Founder & Director, Forus Health, Renalyx, and Rx DHP, Guest of Honour- Mr. Kaustabh Basu, Executive Director, Management Consulting, PwC, Keynote speaker- Dr. C S Kedar IAS (Retd.) Senior Advisor, IIHMR Bangalore, Former Director General (ESIC). The inauguration was presided by Dr. S. D. Gupta, Trustee Secretary, IIHMR Society.
Dr. Usha Manjunath, Director-IIHMR Bangalore welcomed the gathering and emphasized the importance of technological advancements disrupting the healthcare industry in India and across the globe. “In the next 5 to 10 years, the Healthcare Industry will realign, redesign and will be able to focus much on health rather than illness. With the emerging technologies like & Artificial Intelligence and data analytics, India is bound to take leaps and emerge as a global leader in providing affordable and advanced healthcare”- she added.
“Digitalisation is the mantra to get success in Healthcare Industry,” said Dr. Shyam Vasudev Rao, Founder & Director, Forus Health, Renalyx, and Rx DHP-, while congratulating the students and enlightening them on the vital role that technology plays in the healthcare industry. He extended his best wishes to the new batch on joining IIHMR Bangalore and stressed upon the learnings from COVID-19 for the medical fraternity.
Mr. Kaustabh Basu, Executive Director, Management Consulting, PwC – encouraged the students to accept challenges and grab opportunities. He spoke about the “changing dynamics of the healthcare industry”, “Healthcare 4.0”, “Sustainable Business Model”, “Concept of the liquid workforce”, and new skills that are highly in demand due to the COVID Pandemic.
Dr. C S Kedar IAS (Retd.) Senior Advisor, IIHMR Bangalore, Former Director General (ESIC)- Congratulated and welcomed PGDM batch 2021-23. Stressing upon the emergence and the phenomenal contribution of start-ups in the healthcare industry, he talked about new challenges in the Indian Healthcare Industry and encouraged students towards entrepreneurship, bridging the gap in healthcare delivery and creating work opportunities rather than seeking one.
The presence of Dr. S. D Gupta, Trustee Secretary IIHMR Bangalore-cheered up the students as he shared the legacy of IIHMR and its alumni.
Congratulated the students he said, “this is the right time to enter into a health profession and to be a part of this great transformation, create new values.
The Inaugural ceremony was attended by various dignitaries of the Health Sector and the students. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Piyush Kumar, Associate Dean, Training. The ceremony was followed by cultural dance and musical performances by the students from batch 2020-22 and new batch 2021-23, ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.