Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare
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 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

Publications :

110 publications in various Indian & International journals

  • Completed a project at KDAH on Use of Contraception Hormonal vaginal ring. Presented the paper at Vienna, Austria. Paper published in Journal Of Obstetrics & gynecology of India 2014
  • Invited by WHO as expert for the Partners Forum Conference at Johannesburg,SA in July,2014
  • Invited by WHO as expert at Comprehensive Care Strategies for Prevention of Cervical Cancer, November, 2014
  • Invited to for a talk in the International Conference on Prevention of Preeclampsia Disorders in Pregnancy by the Cambodian Society of OBGYM at Phnom Penn in 2015
  • Invited as faculty at FIGO conference in association with Srilankan OBGYN society & South East Asian Federation of OBGYN at Colombo in November,2014
  • Awarded 24 prestigious Orations
  • Gold medal for Belgaum- Dr.Kasbekar Metgud oration for delivering orations
  • Silver Plaque for delivering Dr. A. Padma Rao Oration
  • Invited as Chief Guest for several inaugurations in 2013 - 2015
  • Joint Project with GOI, JSI & FOGSI to make a Comprehensive strategy for Prevention & Management of PPH which will be implemented at all tiers of healthcare in India.
  • Focused workshops for training & capacity building of doctors for Prevention & Management of PPH & HDP were conducted.
  • Initiated the comprehensive FOGSI - GESTOSIS Certificate course for Standardized Management of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP), a 3 year project, after an extensive review of literature with inputs from 40 experts. This will help to reduce morbidity and mortality due to HDP. Have completed 27 workshops and trained over 8000 doctors.
  • FOGSI ICOG Good Clinical Practice Recommendations (GCPR): After intensive meetings with experts we have made a evidence based GCP guidelines on Caesarean section, HDP, Preventing PPH, Fetal growth restriction & Vaccinations in women, Management protocols of H1N1 & Dengue in Pregnancy ,Screening & management of TORCH infections in Pregnancy and Combined hormonal contraception in clinical practice . These are now published.


  • Maharashtra State Medical Council Award 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
  • Received the Mayor of Mumbai's distinguished community service award in March, 2011 on International Women's Day
  • FOGSI Corion award for best research work on Hormone Replacement Therapy in 1998
  • MOGS - Pramila Bhatia award for best research work on Hormone Replacement Therapy in 1998
  • FOGSI - Duru Shah distinguished community service award -1999
  • MOGS - Ganatra distinguished community service award twice in 2001 & 2006
  • FOGSI - ICOG international fellowship & RCOG- Ethicon Travelling Fellowship -2005
  • FOGSI Best committee & Best publication award for Pelvic Organ Prolapse in 2005


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