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Dr. Prasanta Mahapatra

MBBS (Utkal), SD (Harvard)
Takemi Fellow in International Health,
IAS (Retd.)


Email: pmahapat@ihs.org.in

Mob: +91 9848782039

Dr. Prasanta Mahapatra, is a medical doctor, a Takemi Fellow in International Health and a PhD in International Health Policy & Economics from Harvard University. After practicing for some time as a Medical Officer in the Central Government Health Scheme, Dr. Mahapatra joined the Indian Administrative Service, in 1980. He served in various capacities in East-West Godavari, Nellore, Nalgonda, Krishna and Guntur districts. He is experienced in revenue, general administration, disaster management, rural development, tribal welfare, women welfare, medical, health, information technology, irrigation and school education sectors. His experiences in the health field includes Registrar of the NTR University of Health Sciences, Director Medical Education, Commissioner Medical Services, Senior Faculty at the Administrative Staff College of India, Director Institute of Health Systems, and Director - Vice Chancellor of the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences. Before his retirement from civil service, he was the Director General of the MCR Human Resources Development Institute and Ex-officio Special Chief Secretary to Govt. of AP. He has served as member of ICMR Scientific Advisory Group, and Core Group of the Department of Health Research. He was a member of the steering group of the National Nutrition Mission. He was a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group of the WHO - Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research from 2009-15. Dr. Mahapatra has contributed to the Global Burden of Disease estimates published in the World Bank's World Development Report, 1993. He was a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, regarding development of fund mobilization strategy by the Bhutan Health Trust Fund, and development of ADB’s India Health Strategy. He has published articles and books in the fields of general administration, rural development, and public health.

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Full Time Faculty:

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Laxminaryana Gajavelly

M.Com. (Osmania University),
M.Phil (Kakatiya Univeristy)

Additonal Director & Finance Officer

Email: laxminarayana@ihs.org.in

Mob: +91 9959094732

Laxmi Narayana Gajavelly received his Masters’ degree in Commerce from Osmania University in the year 1989 and awarded Master of Philosophy in 1992 from Kakatiya University, Warangal. He worked as Lecturer in Satavahana Institute of Post Graduate Centre, Karimnagar during 1989 to 1991.

In 1992, he joined the State Economic and Statistical Subordinate Service as Deputy Statistical Officer. During his 28 years tenure, he served various departments in different capacities and finally he was elevated to the cadre of Joint Director in Economics and Statistics Department. He played key roles in conduct of various economic censuses and statistical surveys. These include; National Sample Surveys (NSS) - State sample, Economic Census, World Agricultural Census, Minor Irrigation Census. He was actively involved in Integrated Household Survey, also known as the 'Samagra Kutumba Survey', conducted by the Government of Telangana in August 2014. This survet paved the way for support to the poor and needy people of Telangana through various government schemes. As Monitoring & Evaluation Officer of the District Scheduled Castes Service Co-operative Society he contributed to preparation of Annual Action Plans, monitoring grounding of sanctioned units and evaluation of the benefits accrued to the target group. As MIS of the AP Housing Corporation, he handled procurement of hardware & software and built up the digital backbone for deployment of the Management Information System. He managed the massive exercise for compilation of State Income Estimates and GSDP, District Domestic Product (DDP) and Per Capita Income (PCI) for the years 2011-12 to 2019-20 for newly formed State of Telangana.

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Sudhakar Damera

MSc. Env. Sciences (Osmania),
Adv. Dip in Industrial Safety
(DM Polytechnic, Nagpur)

Faculty & Assistant Director

Email: sudhakar@ihs.org.in

Mob: +91 9440750512

Sudhakar Damera received his Masters’ degree in Environmental Sciences from the Osmania University and has an Advanced Diploma in Industrial Safety from DM Polytechnic, Nagpur. Till recently, he was sponsored by the UNICEF as a Senior Research Fellow and NABL Documentation Specialist for Drinking Water & Sanitation Program Management, in the office of Chief-Engineer-cum-Executive Director, Jharkhand Government. Earlier, he was a Research Fellow at the CSIR - National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, from 2012-2018. At NEERI, he worked on various aspects of water safety including monitoring and surveillance of water quality in rural areas, research and development of water treatment technologies, and training for capacity building. His work on treatment technologies was about removal of excess minerals and toxic substances like arsenic, chromium, selenium and fluoride from water using electrocoagulation technique. He was a trainer-demonstrator of water quality parameter testing to laboratory staff from various State Rural Water Supply Agencies and Pollution Control Boards. During his Masters’ program, he completed a project on estimation of major and trace elements present in soil samples nearby Uppal, Hyderabad.

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Dr. Mathru Ramavathu

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS),
Masters in Public Health (Univ. of Hyderabad)
PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine
(Symbiosis Intl. University, Pune)

Faculty & Assistant Director

Email: ramavathu@ihs.org.in

Mob: +91 8686690744

Dr. Mathru Ramavathu did his medical graduation in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS) in the year 2016 and did Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from University of Hyderabad in 2019. He also did his PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine from Symbiosis International University, Pune in 2020. He did his internship in Gandhi Nature Cure Hospital, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad and at Ashray Akriti an NGO (on hearing impairment -Profile writing and camp coordinator). He got one year of clinical experience as General Duty Medical Officer in Covid Care Center, Nuzvid and as AYUSH Medical officer under RBSK for 6 months. He also worked as duty medical officer in various hospitals (Naturopathy and Allopathy) in Hyderabad for 5 years. He worked as a field investigator for the project “Health and Well Being of Cotton Seed Girls “in Telangana and Maharashtra for 6 months. His areas of interest: Monitoring and evaluation of health programme, public health Finance and research, Maternal and child health. Presently he is working in IHS as Faculty and Assistant Director focusing on the development of survey instrument and protocol for patient satisfaction survey for AYSUH hospitals.

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Visiting Faculty:

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Prof. Dayakar Thota

M.B.B.S., Masters in Hospital Administration,
Masters in Defence Sciences.

Visiting Faculty

Email: dayakar.thota@gmail.com

Dr Dayakar Thota is an Ex-Armed Forces Medical officer and also holds his PG in Hospital Administration from University of Pune. He served the Indian Army from 1971 to 1994 and took part in 1971 Indo-Pak war as well as IPKF operations in Sri Lanka. He holds a Masters’ degree in Defence Sciences from Madras University. Dr Thota is a qualified Lead Quality Assessor and trained NABH assessor and also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Prof (Lt. Col) Dayakar Thota was long term Medical Director for Ramdevrao Hospital, a charitable hospital located in Kukatpally, Hyderabad and currently he is executive member of the Ramdevrao Hospital and also the Governing Body of member of HIS. Dr Thota's versatile experience includes; (a) Professor & Head of Department of Hospital Administration at Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, (b) Chief Learning Officer, Health Management & Research Institute, Hyderabad (104), (c) Director, Institute of Health Systems, Hyderabad, (d) Medical Director, Emergency Management & Research Institute (108), Hyderabad, (e) Management Consultant & Additional Director (Hospital Services), MGM Medical college Hospital, Aurangabad, (f) Medical Superintendent and Professor, Dept. of Hospital Administration, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad, (g) Additional Director, Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Lodhivali, Maharashtra, (h) CEO, Lokmanya Hospital, Chinchwad, Pune, (i) Professor of Hospital Administration & Deputy Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital (MAHE), Manipal. He has audited of a number of HCEs for ISO certification. Dr Thota is a life member of professional bodies such as AHA, AHHA, AGE, ISHA, IAMI and IHS.

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Laboratory Personnel:

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P. Sravanthi Reddy

MSc Chemistry (Osmania Univ.),
PG Diploma in Chemical Analysis
& Quality Assurance (Osmania)

Chemical Analyst

Email: sravanthi@ihs.org.in

P. Sravanthi Reddy graduated in Chemistry and then did a PG Diploma in Chemical Analysis & Quality Assurance from Osmania University. Her project work during the PG Diploma course was on "Detection and Estimation of Alcohol in Biological Fluids" by Means of Gas Chromatography at Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Hyderabad. She worked as a Project Analyst (2005-07) in Telangana Pollution Control Board (TPCB - Central Laboratory), Hyderabad. In 2008 she received Masters Degree in Chemistry from Nagarjuna University. She then worked (2008-09) as Analyst for Universal Enviro Associates Pvt Ltd, dealing with water analysis. Prior to joining IHS, she was Team Leader - Environment in Bhagavathi Ana Labs Pvt.Ltd., Hyderabad and received Internal Auditor training on integrated management systems. Presently she is Chemical Analyst at IHS since 1st Aug, 2017.

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B. V. Victoria

MSc Biotechnology
(Osmania Univ.)


Email: victoria@ihs.org.in

B.V. Victoria, did her postgraduation in Biotechnology in 2017, from University College of Science, Hyderabad, affiliated to Osmania University. She did the project ''Isolation & Identification of E.coli & Lambda phage by Multiplex PCR'' from Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Research & Social Action, Hyderabad, that is published in International Journal of Applied Research 2017;3(5): 827-829. She attended the seminars related to DNA. Her Internship in Microbiology Lab Technique at IHS, started on 27-04-2018 and completed by 10th July 2019. She worked as Microbiologist in Vitro Labs from July 2019 to Sep 2019. Currently, she is the lead Microbiologist in IHS Laboratory, from 30th September 2019.

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A. Nikitha

MSc Microbiology
(Osmania Univ.)

Microbiology Laboratory Technician

Email: nikitha@ihs.org.in

Ms A. Nikitha did her Post Graduation in Microbiology, from Siddharrtha Degree & PG College affiliated to Osmania University in 2018. Her internship in Laboratory Techniques at IHS-Biology Lab started from 12th Oct 2020 and completed by 31st Jan 2022. Presently she is working as Laboratory Technician in Biology lab since 1st Feb 2022.

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Harshada Santosh Valanju

MSc Enviornmental Science
(SSP University, Pune)

Intern - Chemical Laboratory Technique

Email: harshada@ihs.org.in

V. Harshada did her post-graduation in environmental science from Padmashri Vikhe Patil College of Arts, science, and Commerce Pravaranagar loni, Ahmednagar in 2019. she worked in Skylab Analytical Laboratory (Kalyan, Mumbai) as Junior Chemist in water and wastewater analysis in July 2019 to March 2020. Presently she is working in Institute of Health Systems Laboratory as Intern in chemical lab since 1st june 2022.

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Thota Naga Swetha

BSc Biotech, Botany & Chemistry
(Osmania Univ.)

Intern - Chemical Laboratory Technique

Email: swetha@ihs.org.in

Thota Naga Swetha completed her Graduation in Biotechnology, Botany and Chemistry in the year 2022 from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She did internship in Institute of Genetics and Hospital for Genetic Diseases. She took the training on Medical Coding, Digital Marketing, IT and English Communication. She joined in The Institute of Health System as Intern in Chemical Lab since April 2022.

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General Support Personnel:

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B. Satyanarayana

M. Pharma, BSc(BZC),
PG Diploma in Computer Applications.

Laboratory Registrar
& Front Office Executive.

Email: satyam@ihs.org.in

Mob: +91 9848011251, 7780628846

Experienced in general administration, travel, vendor, security, facility and housekeeping management. Experienced in educaitonal counseling and guidance. SSC Mandal topper from Ramagundam Manda in March 2006. Intermeidiate college topper from Vikas Junior College, Peddapally in 2008. Winner in 100 mtrs run from Kakatiya University tournament, 2009. Organised classes, time-table management, fee collections, conducting of examinations for 3000+ graduates during TSTET 2016, 2017.

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Edhunoori Rupesh Babu

B.Sc. (Computer Science),
PG Diploma in Computer Applications.

Data Processing Officer
& Research Assistant.

Email: rupesh@ihs.org.in

Mob: +91 9392393818

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K. Lakshmi Deepthi

B.Com (Computers),
Tally ERP.9 & Tally Prime.

Intern - Accounts cum Front Office.

Email: deepthi@ihs.org.in

Mob: +91 8919369760

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Water Quality Investigators:

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K. Prabhakar

ISc (Math. Phy & Chem.)

Water Quality Investigator

Email: kothapallyprabhakar995@gmail.com

Mob: +91 9963905567

Intermediate with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from Nava Chaitanya Junior College, Hyderabad affiliated to the State Board of Intermediate Education. Completed internship at IHS on Field Testing of Residual Chlorine & Water Sample Collection (Water Quality Investigation), by 31st Aug 2015. He is working as Water Quality Investigator / Field Surveyor for MCC since June 2017.

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D. Ashok Kumar

Botany, Bio-Tech. & Chemistry

Water Quality Investigator

Graduate in B.Sc Botany, Bio-Technology and Chemistry from National Degree College, Palvancha which is affiliated to the Kakatiya University. Completed internship at IHS, on Field Testing of Residual Chlorine & Water Sample Collection, by 24th July 2017. He worked as Water Quality Investigator / Field Surveyor for MCC from 01st Aug 2018 to 07th March 2020. Again, he is reappointed as Water Quality Investigator / Field Surveyor for MCC from 1st Dec 2021.

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Math., Phy. & Chem.

Water Quality Investigator

Email: shelmedanagaraju@gmail.com

Mob: +91 7997505976

Intermediate with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry from Nava Chaitanya Junior College, Hyderabad affiliated to the State Board of Intermediate Education. His internship started at IHS on Field Testing of Residual Chlorine & Water Sample Collection (Water Quality Investigation), from 15th May 2020 and completed by 31st May 2021. After internship, he is working in IHS as Water Quality Investigator from 1st Jun 2021.

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P. Naga Mahesh

Intermediate (MPC)

Intern - Water Quality Investigation

Email: mahiimahesh75@gmail.com

Mob: +91 6304659402

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