Government of Andhra Pradesh on 15th October appointed Dr Jitendar Sharma as Advisor for Health & Medical Technology. He has been roped in to provide an impetus to Chief Minister’s agenda to ensure a robust healthcare delivery system in the state, particularly in the field of Medical Technology. Dr Sharma comes with an exhaustive experience of supporting the entire range of healthcare delivery systems-from a primary health centre to World Health Organization.
Earlier served as hospital administrator at Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s free hospital in Andhra Pradesh, he is known for leading several projects and health technology and research studies in leading institutions from AIIMS New Delhi to WHO- Switzerland. He is head of Health Technology Division at NHSRC under Ministry of Health, Govt. of India and is Director of South-east Asia’s only WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Technology Policy. He also serves as lecturer at University of Adelaide Australia and is an internationally acclaimed expert in health technology assessment and policy.
Dr Sharma’s appointment comes as part of Chief Minister’s resolve to launch several innovative healthcare schemes and projects. State’s health systems are geared to attainment of high social health goals with technical expertise now flowing into the state, many hand-picked by Chief Minister.