Governor is pleased to accord sanction to set up an Institute of Public Health and Policy with the objective to introduce courses in Public Health which are modern, befitting with the need of the State and able to address focal issues with a global mindset.
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GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Health & Family Welfare Department (PHP Branch)
Swasthya Bhawan, GN-29, Sector-V
Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 091.
No. 140-HF/P/PHP/1H-03/2014 Dated, Kolkata, the 10th April, 2015.
WHEREAS, the State Government in the Health and Family Welfare Department is committed to provide improved health care services to all of the citizens of the State on round the clock basis.
AND WHEREAS, the emerging scenario of the public health sector in the State demands a focused Public Health Policy and strong team of Public Health workers which can lead to a healthier society. A vibrant multidisciplinary team of Public Health workers is the backbone of any healthcare system.
AND WHEREAS, this team should include Physicians specializing in Public Health/Community Medicine/infectious disease, Epidemiologists, Biostatisticians, Environmental Health Officers/Public Health Inspectors, Veterinarians, Public Health Engineers, Public Health Lawyers, Sociologists, community development workers, communication experts, bioethicists and others.
AND THEREFORE, the Governor is pleased to accord sanction to set up an Institute of Public Health and Policy with the objective to introduce courses in Public Health which are modern, befitting with the need of the State and able to address focal issues with a global mindset.
The key focal areas of this Institute would be education, research and formulation of public health policy. In course of formulation of public health policy, this Institute will mainly focus on the needs of the varied geographical conditions in the State like the Darjeeling hills and tea-garden areas, the Jangal Mahals and the Sundarbans delta region. Students with multi disciplinary background would be trained in a robust method of learning and analysis which would include theoretical training on state-of-the-art principles and their applications.
The academic programmes of this institute will include a broad-based, multidisciplinary post-graduate program in public health (Masters in Public Health), and further specialized programs such as PhD in Public Health/Population Studies and short-term courses like health policy and management, health information systems, survey, data analysis suited to the need of in-service professionals.
The name of the Institute will be notified in due course.
This Notification is being issued by the approval of Finance Department vide UO No. Group P2/2014-2015/2501 dated 03.2.2015.
The Cabinet has approved this proposal in its 81st meeting held on 18.3.2015.
By order of the Governor,
Sd/- MALAY KR. DE
Principal Secretary to the Government of West Bengal
Health and Family Welfare Department.
No. 140-HF dated 10.04.2015, Source