Mangaluru: Edward & Cynthia Institute of Public Health inaugurated at Bajal

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Mangaluru, Apr 2: Edward & Cynthia Institute of Public Health – a unit of CHD Group was inaugurated today in presence of Captain Ganesh Karnik, BJP spokesperson - Karnataka, J R Lobo, former MLA – Mangaluru South and Dr Kumara, IAS, CEO, zilla panchayat. The institute had special invitees in Dr R P Pai, former consultant – WHO SEARO, Prashant Mannagudda, ex chief, Tata Group and Adv M R Ballal, former president, Mangaluru Bar Council.

Edward & Cynthia Institute of Public Health – is an academic unit of the non profit – CHD Group which provides free training in skill development for rural poor students across India and supports them in placement opportunities around the country and across the globe. They also undertake research and policy related training to support government departments towards nation building.

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 Mangaluru with a potential to influence opportunities and policies across India and the world.

J R Lobo, former MLA – Mangaluru 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, Edward Fernandes – patron and senior advisor, Jeevandhar, Harshith, Nishan and other consultants and volunteers were present.

Interested students who wish to get trained as a Home care nurse or a General Duty Assistant at hospitals and hospices, can directly enrol themselves by calling 0824-4116824.


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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sat, Apr 02 2022

    I have no words to express on the inauguration of the Edward & Cynthia Institution of Public Health. This is a much-required institute with what is going on in the country as far as health is concerned.

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  • Karthik kumar, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 02 2022

    Congratulations.. I have personally seen Mr. Edward doing social help without any expectation or recognition. I am surprised at the simplicity of Mr. Edward inspite doing so much to the society. A pure at heart person like him will always be an asset to the society and I am sure he will inspire many more people to become like him. Best wishes Mr edward and cynthia madam.

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