Letter to Chairman, Joint Select Committee on the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Letter to chairperson.pdf Dr. Devadasan

Dr. N. Devadasan is a medical doctor by training and has subsequently done Masters in Public Health and also has a PhD in health insurance from the famous Gent University. He started his career as a community health physician working with Adivasis in the Nilgiris district for 10 years. Subsequently, he joined the WHO and was in charge of the communicable disease cluster. He resigned from the WHO in 2003 and founded the Institute of Public Health, a not-for-profit academic institution that bridges the gap between academics and services through applied research and training. IPH works
closely with state governments and has assisted the government of Karnataka in various matters including providing technical support. Currently IPH conducts research in the fields of governance, health financing, urban and rural health services as well as access to medicines. Dr. Devadasan has published more than 88 articles in journals and is the author of 5 books in the field of health financing. He is also a member of various committees, both at the national and state level.

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