November 30, 2022
KHPT conducted its Research Day on November 28 to share findings of a formative study to understand the current status of comprehensive primary healthcare (CPHC) in Mysuru. KHPT and St John’s Research Institute, Bengaluru, had jointly conducted this research project in partnership with the Health System Transformation Platform (HSTP), Access Health International and the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka.
The program commenced with an address by Mr Mohan HL, CEO, along with introductory remarks by Dr Manoj Kumar Pati, Knowledge Management Specialist, KHPT. The event was chaired by Dr M.K. Sudarshan, Chairman of the Karnataka COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee, and Trustee at KHPT.
Dr Prem Mony, Vice Dean, SJRI, took the session forward by sharing findings from the quantitative analysis. Qualitative research findings were explained by Dr Ambuja Kowlgi, Qualitative Research Lead, KHPT. Mr Gururaj Patil, Deputy Director, Programs, shared his insights on the probable intervention design which can be adapted to make Mysuru a ‘Healthy City.’
Feedback and insights were offered by Dr Aruna Bhattacharya, Lead-Academics and Research, Indian Institute of Human Settlement (IIHS), Bengaluru, towards the end of the session.
Based on this deliberation on the formative research study, CPHC intervention options will get finalised. This will be further leveraged upon to build a healthy city model through an integrative and collaborative approach.