Teacher of Teachers

Dr Navin Pandey
Prof Anil K Gupta was recently awarded by the State Government on the occasion of Republic Day for his contribution in the field of Medicine. Mr Gupta , the son-of-soil was born in Jammu to Dr UC Gupta and Mrs Kamla Gupta. He did his Primary schooling from Model Academy near Raghunath Mandir, and subsequent schooling from Light House Public School Chowk Chabutra, GGM Science College and Govt Medical College Jammu.

Prof. Gupta, Medical Superintendent-cum-Professor & Head, Department of Hospital Administration started his academic career as faculty at AIIMS, New Delhi in 1988 and later joined PGIMER, Chandigarh as Medical Superintendent and Head, Department of Hospital Administration in January, 1996 where he is working since then. He has brought tangible improvement in the functioning of Hospital Services with regard to quality, productivity, discipline, order and accountability among 5000 employees working with him. Under his dynamic leadership there has been tremendous development of hospital services with massive infusion of state of the art technology and technically trained manpower in the Institute. He has actively participated and supported development of a number of centers of excellence which came up in the last two decades at PGI.
Prof Gupta is an alumni of Jammu Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIIMS), New Delhi. He is trained in U.K. and obtained a certificate in Medical Educational Technology at Dundee University, Dundee, Scotland. He was awarded Commonwealth Medical Fellowship for one year in 1991-92, availed at University of Liverpool, U.K. He has been short term consultant to World Health Organization (SEARO), New Delhi and has provided training/consultation in Hospital Administration to the doctors belonging to Governments of Nepal, Maldives, Indonesia.
Prof Gupta is the longest serving Medical Superintendent cum Professor and Head in the faculty of hospital administration in India. On the academic front, he took the initiative and started postgraduate course in Hospital Administration at PGI, Chandigarh. In a span of 10 years, the Department of Hospital Administration has made a mark and is now one of the best training centres for post graduation in Hospital Administration in the country. He has organized a number of symposiums, workshops and conferences on Hospital Management and given around two hundred guest lectures at various places throughout the country.
Prof .Gupta has forty two publications in reputed journals, a book on hospital administration to be published by Elsevier (USA), five chapters in other books, fifty five scientific paper and poster presentations in India and abroad, has chaired scientific sessions in twenty five national level conferences. He was the principal investigator in World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored project “Development of Nehru Hospital, PGIMER as a Health promoting Hospital” from April 2011 to December 2011. Also, he has been a research guide in thirty thesis studies of post graduate students, the outcome of which has resulted in preparation of a hospital “Infection Control Manual” and “Hospital Disaster Plan” etc. Besides this, he has been the External Examiner for the award of postgraduate degree in Hospital Administration to many universities viz. AIIMS New Delhi, AFMC Pune, NIMS Hyderabad and National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. In fact for his excellent knowledge and tremendous contribution to the field of hospital administration, he is popularly known as “Teacher of Teachers”.
Prof. Gupta has been involved as Expert Member in various high level Committees of Government of India viz. Permanent Special invitee in Project Management Committee under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana of Govt. of India (PMSSY); Member from 2005-2010, Technical Evaluation Committee under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, Govt. of India; Cardiac & Cancer Hospital Project, Bhatinda and Mohali, Advisory committee LRS Institute of Tuberculosis & Respiratory diseases, New Delhi; Chairman etc. Within the Institute he is the chairperson for various committees and member of numerous others.
Prof. Gupta has many awards to his credit. The Govt. of UT, Chandigarh on the eve of Republic Day on 26th January, 2000 and 2006 had awarded him Commendation Certificates for devotion to duty and rendering outstanding services. Prof. Gupta has been associated with various social organizations viz. Rotary Club, Blood Bank Society, Punjab Red Cross, Lifeline and has helped in organizing many blood donation camps at PGI, Chandigarh. For the poor patients suffering from cancer, eye and other diseases, philanthropists have been motivated, regular donations worth millions of rupees has been mobilized by Prof. Gupta over the years continuously for these patients.