The SRM University hosted a two-day seminar on Healthcare Management and University Healthcare coverage recently.
The event was organised by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia and Department of Community Medicine, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre.
The seminar was inaugurated by Dr Raina Macintyre, Australia head, School of Public, Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, and was presided over by Dr M Ponnavaikko, the vice-chancellor of the SRM University.
Addressing the gathering, Dr KR John, head of Community Medicine at the SRM Medical College Hospital said the seminar aimed to focus on universal health coverage in all national health programmes. These included programmes like TB, cardio vascular diseases, cancer, leprosy, maternal and child care and health care delivery. Around 200 post-graduate students and faculties from various colleges took part in the programme and discussed topics like the current status and the challenges faced in the effective implementation of universal healthcare.
The seminar is part of the MoU signed between SRM Medical College and UNSW. As per the MoU, elective students from the UNSW will be working with the Community Medicine Department at the SRM Medical College for six weeks to engage in research work.