Dr. Ashok Kumar Bhardwaj

Professor

Department of Community Medicine,

Dr. RP Government Medical College Kangra at Tanda

Himachal Pradesh -  176 001

Contact

E-mail

ashoknonu@gmail.com

Phone Numbers

+ 91 1892267949 (O)

+91 98160 23093 (Mobile)

Fax No.

+91 1892 267115

Qualification: M. D. (Community Medicine)

Teaching Experience:

  1. As Professor since November 2007

  2. As Associate Professor for 3 years

  3. As Assistant Professor for 12 years   

Areas of Interest: Reproductive and Child Health, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Research

Publications:  As first Author

  1. Sero epidemiological Survey of Measles in a Tribal district of Himachal Pradesh. Journal Communicable Diseases, 1988.

  2. Family Welfare Practices among Tribal in HP. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol 14 (4), 1989.

  3. Immunization Coverage in Urban, Rural and Tribal Population-A comparative Assessment. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol 15 (4), 1990.

  4. Immune Response after Measles Vaccination. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol 16 (2), 1991.

  5. Measles Antibody Levels in Un vaccinated under five Children of Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol 17 (3), 1992.

  6. Promotion of Polio Vaccination in Television- Need for more positive image. World Health Forum, Vol 13 (2-3), 1992.

  7. Role of Father and Mother in the Care of sick children. World Health Forum, Vol 13 (4), 1992.

  8. Child to Child Communication: A gainful experience. Indian Journal of Public Health, Vol 36 (2) 1992.

  9. Problems and Prospects of a Traditional source of Potable water in Hilly Terrain. Indian Journal of Public Health, Vol 37 (4) 1993.

  10. A study of PEM in under – 5 children in a Tribal    District of Himachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 18 (2) 1987.

  11. Immunization Status of Tribal Children of HP. Indian Journal of Community Health, 3 (2) 1987.

  12. Some Epidemiological Aspects of Measles in HP. Indian Journal of Community Health, 5 (2) 1989.

  13. Awareness and Utilization patterns of Vitamin A prophylaxis in HP. Indian Journal of Community Health, 5 (3) 1989.

  14. Patterns of Drug Default among Tuberculosis patient in a Community Health Center. Indian Journal of Community Health, 6 (1) 1990.

  15. Immunization Services in Rural Population: Clinical vs. Camp Approach. Indian Journal of Community Health, 6 (3) 1990.

  16. Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Age at Marriage among Hilly Tribals. Indian Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 20 (3) 1990

  17. Impact of Measles during Infancy on Measles Immunization Programme. Indian Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 20 (3) 1990

  18. AIDS – Patterns of Awareness in the Community. Indian Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 20 (4) 1991

  19. Infant Feeding Practices among Tribals. Indian Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 20 (3) 1991. (Abstract attached)

Publications:  As Co Author

  1. Diabetes Mellitus in Population living at High Altitude. Int Diab Dev countries, Vol 2, 1991

  2. Feasibility of Training Multi purpose workers in Prevention and Control of Coronary Artery Disease in Apple belt of Shimla Hills. South Asian Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Vol 6 (1&2), 2002

  3. Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Isolated Systolic Hypertension in Shimla. South Asian Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Vol 7 (4), 2003

  4. Isolated Systolic Hypertension among Office Workers in North Indian Town. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol 31 (2), 2006

  5. Prevalence of RTIs among women of reproductive age group in Shimla city.  Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol 31 (1), 2006

  6. Epidemiological Aspects of Chronic Bronchitis in Shimla Hills. Indian Journal of Chest Diseases & Allied Sciences, Vol 49, 2007

  7. Role of Intensive Training in strengthening the skills of HIV counselors for imparting quality ICTC services. Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol 34 (3), 2009

  8. Ocular Morbidity prevalence among School children in Shimla, Himachal, North India. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol 57 (2), 2009

  9. Mother’s Perceptions and Ambitions. The Antiseptic, Vol 96 (6), 2005

  10. Sero prevalence of TTI’s. in Shimla Blood Banks. The Antiseptic, Vol 102 (6), 2005.

Research Projects undertaken till date as Principal Investigator

  1. Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and CADs among populations living at high altitude Kalpa Kinnaur (ICMR).

  2. Mid Term Evaluation of TIPs on HIV/AIDS in HP 2003.

  3. End Evaluation of TIPs on HIV/AIDS in HP 2005.

  4. Consumption Pattern of Carbonated Soft Drinks of Indian Population at Different Times of The Year. 

  5. Socioeconomic Implication and Incidence of Drug default among patients on DOTS in Himachal Pradesh.

  6. Prevalence of Disabilities in a Community Development block of HP.

  7. Evaluation of NGO project on HIV/AIDS in HP 2009-2010.

  8. Nutritional Profile of peoples living at high (Nichar) and low altitude of Himachal Pradesh.

  9. WHO supported project on Burden of Rabies in India.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  1. Indian Public Health Association (IPHA)

  2. Indian Association of Epidemiologists (IAE)

  3. Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI)

  4. Indian Society of Health Administrators (ISHA)

Conferences/ Workshops organized as  organizing Chairman/ organizing Secretary

  1. National Level: National Conference of APCRI at Shimla July 7-9, 2005

  2. Meeting of Zonal Task Force on RNTCP at Shimla 2006.

  3. 10th Zonal conference of North Chapter of IAPSM at Shimla December 16-17, 2006

  4. 11th Zonal conference of North Chapter of IAPSM at Manali 2007

  5. Regional Workshop on Integrated Management of Diabetes Mellitus, Tanda December 29, 2009

  6.  14th Zonal conference of North Chapter of IAPSM at Tanda April, 2010

  7. Regional Workshop on Critical Perspectives in Research Methodology for Medical Colleges faculty from Northern states, Tanda, April 12-14, 2010.

Positions held in Governing Council of Professional Bodies

 

  1. Executive member of National body of IAPSM, 1999 – 2000

  2. Executive member of National body of IAPSM, 2008 – 2009

  3. Member Editorial board of  IJCM, 2004-2010

  4. State President North Chapter of IAPSM, 2005 – 2010

  5. Vice President APCRI, 2005-2007

  6. Executive member APCRI, 2009-2011

  7. President Rotary Club Shimla, 2003-2004

 

Fellowship of other agencies or organization received

  1. Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine in 2005

  2. Indian Public Health Association in 2006

 

Member of National/ State level policy making bodies/ groups set up by the government

 

  1. State Nodal Officer on HIV surveillance HP

  2. Member Regional Coordinating team on HIV surveillance HP

  3. Member of State Resource faculty for RTI/ STI clinics for HP

  4. Member Ant ragging committee of HP

  5. Member of Multi specialties camp committee HP

  6. Member Core Advisory committee of ICMR in setting Model Rural Health Research centers in the country

  7. Member State Task Force on RNTCP in HP

  8. Member of State OR Committee on RNTCP in HP

  9. National Trainer for HIV/ AIDS Counseling

  10. State Training Coordinator for HIV/ AIDS trainings in HP.

  11. In charge of Trainings in RNTCP in Medical Colleges in HP

 

Conferences/ Workshops attended

 

  1. Attended all conferences of IAPSM from 1989 till 2010.

  2. Attended most of the conferences of IPHA.

  3. Organized National conference of APCRI (Rabies) 2005 as Organizing Secretary.

  4. Organized 2 days Zonal Task Force Meeting on RNTCP at Shimla in 2006 as Organizing Secretary.

  5. Attended Workshop on Operational Research in Tuberculosis at TRC Chennai, September, 2006.

  6. Attended National Task Force Meeting on RNTCP in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 in New Delhi and advocated for the role of Public Health Specialists in RNTCP.