Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare
Dr. Suchitra Pandit
Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare
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About Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare

The gap in health services can be bridged by optimizing use of technology to reach the masses. The modern technological gadgets that are useful in Obstetrics & Gynaecology are changes in modes of communication, contraceptive technologies, comprehensive abortion care, ultrasonography (diagnostic & invasive), electronic fetal heart monitoring, endoscopy (laparoscopy + hysteroscopy), robotic surgery and artificial reproductive techniques. The future will see technological advances in all aspects, use of telemedicine, newer drug delivery systems, minimal access / robotic surgery, reproductive cloning, customized babies, improvised gynec- oncology and advances in pain management.

Dr. Pandit discusses in detail the health care gap, the reasons for the same, how health care can reach the rural areas, the changes required to bridge the health gap. Change of attitude, discipline, lifestyle changes, better communication and counselling skills, changes in modes of communication, use of telemedicine, educational reforms, training in skill labs, regular assessment & updating skills of paramedical staff, use of clinical guidelines, safe surgery, training and drills in emergency care and youth empowerment will go a long way in bridging the healthcare gap.


  • Chapters
    1. Chapter 01
    2. Chapter 02
    3. Chapter 03
    4. Chapter 04
    5. Chapter 05
    6. Chapter 06
    7. Chapter 07
    8. Chapter 08

About Dr. Suchitra Pandit

Dr. Suchitra Pandit

  • Sr. Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist & Head - Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital , Mumbai
  • Vice President ISOPARB (2016 - 2018)
  • President Organization Gestosis 2015 (Indian Chapter)
  • President FOGSI (Federation of OBGYN Societies of India with 30,000 members) & ICOG (2014 - 2015).
  • Fellow, West Zone, Royal College of OBGYN (2012-2015)
  • Vice President, FOGSI (2008 - 09 )
  • Chairperson - Young Talent Promotion Committee ,FOGSI ( 2003 - 07)
  • Ex Professor & Head of Unit at LTMG College & Hospital
  • Secretary-FOGSI (UNICEF -Sion ) Kishori Adolescent Empowerment project of FOGSI (2002-2008) for training young girls from Dharavi slums & making them self reliant.
  • Participated in Term Breech Trial with MIRU,Toronto published in LANCET, 1999
  • 110 publications in various Indian & International journals


  • Maharashtra State Medical Council Award to be given on 17th April,2016 at Nagpur Initiated for the first time, given to a doctor from Medical Fraternity for distinguished services to Medical, Research & Social work
  • FOGSI best publication award in 2016 for book on 'Manual for Obstetrics & Gynecology for Practitioners'.
  • Recipient of MOGS Dr.Saroj Desai Excellence award in 2015 for Contributions to OBGYN
  • Awarded the Life membership of Nepal Society of OBGYN in 2014


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