Participants from colleges in Gujarat, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Karnataka took part in the event
Clairvoyance 2017, the 20th edition of the annual National Conference of the School of Health Systems Studies of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), was recently held on the TISS campus in Mumbai.
Focussing on the theme – ‘Innovate, Integrate and Inspire’ — signifying the evolution of the health sector and its functioning in an integrated manner towards achieving health and well being for all and inspiring future health professionals — the event saw participants from colleges in Gujarat, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Karnataka among other states.
T Sundararaman, Dean of Health System Studies, TISS, Mumbai, said, “The aim of our annual event is to bring leaders from the field of public health sector on one platform. We discussed a few key areas in which India should emerge a leader – data and management, social entrepreneurship in healthcare, and healthcare financing. Our platform helps the students to understand how to choose their job, and over the past few years, we have seen that this has led to 100 per cent placement.”
The event saw Sarvmitra Sharma, Director, Jagran Pehal; Smita Mahale, research scientist; Shankar Prinja from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh; Ravi Ramaswamy from Philips India; and Venkat Changavalli, an advisor to the Government of Haryana, among others in attendance.
Sharma, who was the Chief of Honour for the event, said, “It’s a privilege for us to attend this event. A majority of our work force comes from TISS. They are the ones who influence people’s attitude regarding use of toilets, and overall hygiene and health. We hope that they join Jagran more in number. Also, because we have a presence in several villages, it will give talented youngsters the opportunity to test their potential.”
Changavalli, a senior advisor to Tata Trust and first to launch the 108 ambulance service in Hyderabad, said, “It was heartening to see the huge number of participants and enthusiasm, and a great feeling to share my skills with them and help the students.”