Edward & Cynthia Institute of Public Health – a unit of CHD Group was inaugurated today in presence of Captain Ganesh Karnik, BJP Spokesperson – Karnataka, Shri. J R Lobo, Former MLA – Mangalore South and Dr. Kumara, IAS, CEO, Zilla Panchayat. The Institute had special invitees in Dr. R P Pai, Former Consultant – WHO SEARO, Mr. Prashant Mannagudda, Ex Chief, Tata Group and Adv. M R Ballal, Former President, Mangaluru Bar Council.
Captain Ganesh Karnik, BJP Spokesperson highlighted on how COVID-19 has influenced our lives and how public health has assumed center stage. He appreciated the fact that a standalone institution for skill development and public health has been set up in Mangalore with a potential to influence opportunities and policies across India and the world.
Shri. J R Lobo, Former MLA – Mangalore South recalled when he first visited the building during the construction phase, he did not realize it would turn out in something beautiful. He said that the Edward & Cynthia Institute of Public Health will become one of the best institutes of the country in the space of public health related to academic learning, training, research and development given the track record of CHD Group and the impact they have carried out over the past few years.
Dr. Kumara, IAS, CEO – Zilla Panchayat, DK District spoke on how CHD Group – which holds a UNECOSOC Special Consultative Status has been actively working in the community development space and now has ventured to engage in the empowering space of skilling, training and academia. He expressed his best wishes to CHD Group as it continues to branch out in shaping health care in the country.
Local neighbourhood members, CHD Group CEO, Dr. Edmond Fernandes, Finance Controller – Cynthia, Deputy Director – Divya Kamath, Mr. Edward Fernandes – Patron & Senior Adviser, Jeevandhar, Harshith, Nishan and other consultants and volunteers were present.