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Viral Bajwala
Public Health Specialist , Semi government
Surat, Gujarat
Medical Officer and Public health specialist with more than 10 years of experience working in public health looking for challenging jobs and consulting opportunities particularly in the field of epidemiology, public health programs,surveillance and evaluation, capacity building and implementation research. Fluent in English, Hindi and Microsoft Office. Willing to relocate anywhere in India.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Professional Experience:
• Management of patients in outpatient department with special focus on communicable and non-communicable diseases of public health importance.
• Utilized the critical thinking skills for diagnosis, conducted rigorous monitoring of the patients, recording of vitals and informing patients and their relatives about the progress of the disease with appropriate guidance in response to inquiries.
• Ensure notification of vector-borne (Malaria, chikungunya), water-borne (Infective Hepatitis, enteric and diarrheal) diseases, pneumonia and measles for timely interventions.
• Micro-planning and co-ordination with different stakeholders for implementation of National Health Programs with focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition; National Tuberculosis Elimination Program, National Vector Borne Diseases Control Program, IDSP and others.
• Developed the system of recording each child immunization details in register by tracking from BCG at birth through DPT-Booster at five years of age. The system was acknowledged by the health authority and implemented in all other PHCs in Surat Municipal Corporation.
• Regular analysis of the surveillance data, evaluation of program based indicators, identification of the bottlenecks, revision and innovation of strategies to achieve the results.
• Capacity building of staff through periodic training (often on spot during supervision), motivation, positive internal feedbacks, and problem-solving. Certified trainer (Government of Gujarat, India) for the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) under population based screening for non communicable diseases. Trained more 100 ASHA.
• Presently working as zonal co-ordinator for Covid-19 epidemic cell since August 2020. Daily analysis of surveillance data pertaining to Covid 19 and suggesting appropriate recommendations for containment.
• General administrative responsibilities.
• Demonstrated ability of doing research study for issues of public health importance, manuscript writing and publication.
Education:
I am Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS). I completed my Masters in Public Health from National Institute of Epidemiology-Indian Council Of Medical Research, Chennai with Grade A in Epidemiology. I also completed 1.Implementation research Module organised by WHO-TDR 2.Geographic approaches to Global Health” by USAID and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 3.Disease Outbreaks in Low and Middle Income Countries” by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Affiliations and Achievements:
National Institute of Epidemiology, ICMR, Chennai
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Gujarati
    Nationality:
    Indian
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