Hits: 11680
Historical Background/Periodical Development
Public Health Institute, Nagpur
Public Health Institute, Nagpur Public Health Institute, Nagpur
Public Health Institute (PHI), Nagpur is an Apex–training institute of Maharashtra. PHI was established as per GR No. PHI/1057(B) dated 9th February 1959. It has technical as well as administrative control over six Regional Health and Family Welfare Training Centres in the State of Maharashtra.

Public Health Institute, Nagpur is situated at about 5 Kms from Railway Station, Airport & Bus station. Nagpur, the second capital of Maharashtra is a cosmospolitan city. Centrally located and well – connected with four metropolitan cities and other major cities of India by road, railway and air. Better known as the ‘Orange City’, Nagpur is one of the cleanest cities of India and a recipient of ‘City Award’.

About the Institute

1. Administrative and Academic Block
The modern building provides the faculty and trainee a conductive atmosphere for work and training. It includes the chamber of Principal, faculty members, administrative office, meeting hall, seminar room, computer laboratory, Conference hall, Faculty cabins, Lecture halls, Reprographic Centre. The institute is on the first floor of the building.

Manthan Hall Manthan Hall
2. Lecture Halls
The PHI has two fully equipped air conditioned lecture halls for 30–40 participants each. The halls are equipped with the modern audiovisual training aids. There are two seminar rooms for the meeting and group discussion.

Nagpur Akola Aurangabad Pune Nashik Kolhapur
District Training Team

3. Computer Laboratory
The computer laboratory is equipped with 10 computers connected by Local Area Network (LAN) & having Internet facility. The software available includes Windows, MS Office, and Graphic packages, Geographical Information System (GIS) Mapping etc.

4. Library
Chintan Hall Chintan Hall
The institution’s library has over 5000 books & periodicals on various disciplines in health, which includes basic health subjects, public health, epidemiology & Management. The institute also subscribes no. of journals & periodicals in public health & population sciences.

5. Auditorium
The institute is having air–conditioned auditorium with capacity of 100 persons. It also has one of the most modern acoustic and lighting arrangements.

6. Reprographic centre
Facilities available are photocopying, scanner with high–speed printer duplicating & binding.

7. Hostel Block
The hostel of PHI is situated on the first floor of the building of Health Family Welfare Training Center (HFWTC), Nagpur. It has 17 rooms, which can accommodate 30 trainees at a time in shared rooms. The hostel also has two air–conditioned, fully furnished suits for distinguished guests and guest speakers.

Faculties at Public Health Institute, Nagpur
1. Dr. Mrs Pushpa A. Thorat, Principal, Public Health Institute, Nagpur is attached to this institute from 9th September 2005. She did her post graduation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Government Medical College, Nagpur. She has worked as Medical Officer and Medical Superintendent, Women’s hospitals Amaravati, Yavatmal & Akola for many years. She started her G.S. at remote PHC Talegaon Dist Wardha. She received Gold Medal for maximum number of CuT insertion in Nagpur Corporation. She has attended & participated in various State & National level conferences. She has published around 20 scientific papers . She was invited for Chairperson at various conferences. She is a fellow of ICMCH Kolkata. She has worked as contributory teacher at Medical College Amaravati.

2. Dr. Prabir Kumar B. Das is working as Senior Lecturer, from 25th July 2005. He is postgraduate in following subjects: MD (PSM), Diploma in Tuberculosis and hest Diseases, Master of Population Studies, MA in Philosophy and Public Administration. He has worked in different capacities like Medical Officer (12 years), Additional District Health Officer (6 years), District Health Officer (3 years), Assistant Director (1 year). He has attended 47 training programme and participated as trainer under different health programmes. He has 14 research papers in his credit and published more than 50 health related articles so far.

3. Dr. Fulchand A. Meshram is working as Jr. Lecturer from 1st July 2004. He is postgraduate in MD (PSM). He has 2 research papers published on High Prevalence of Hypertension among Police Personnel of Nagpur & Epidemiological determinants of Burns. He has attended 5 training programmes and participated as trainer under different health programmes.

4. Dr. Nilkanth S. Wankhede is working as Jr. Lecturer since 22nd April 2003. His educational qualification is MD (PSM). He has worked as Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre Kasansur dist Gadchiroli for 9 yrs. He has attended 6 training programmes and participated as trainer under different training programmes.

5. Dr. Milind S. Vyawahare is working as Jr. Lecturer since 6th July 2005. His educational qualification is MD ( Medicine). He has worked as Medical Officer, Primary Health Centre for 3 yrs. Medical Officer Rural Hospital for 2.5 yrs. Medical Officer Govt Medical College for 3 yrs. He has attended 10 training programmes and participated as trainer under different training programmes.

Staff Position (as on january 2006)
Sr.No. Designation Temp Posts Pmt Posts Filled in Vacant Post Total Remarks
1 Principal Cl–I 1 1 1 Deputy Director
2 Professor Cl–I 1 1 1  
3 Sr. Lecturer Cl–I 1 1 1  
4 Jr. Lecturer Cl–II 4   4 4  
5 Medical Officer Cl–II 1 1 1  
6 Asst. Bacteriologist 1 1 1  
7 Laboratory Tech. 1 1 1  
8 Asst. Supdt. 1 1 1  
9 Sr. Clerk 2 2 2  
10 Jr. Clerk 1 1 1  
11 Artist 1 1 1  
12 Health Supervisor 2 2 2  
13 Statistical Investigator 1 1 1  
14 Driver 2 2 2  
15 Peon 4 2 6 6  
16 Hamal 1 1 1  
17 Chaukidar 1 1 1  
18 Sweeper 1 1 1  
Total 19 10 24 5 29  

Objectives of Training Activities
  1. To work for the skill development of health manpower.
  2. To provide technical support to the peripheral training institute.
  3. To develop a team of quality trainers to ensure effective implementation of training programme.
  4. To provide and coordinate management and clinical skill training.
  5. To create conductive atmosphere and positive attitude towards health and family welfare.
  6. To undertake operational and applied research in health and training.
Training Activities
Training Activities: 2003 – Jan 2006

Sr.No. Type of Training Trained
2003 – 04 2004 – 05 Upto 2006
1 Training of Trainers (TOT) for Faculty 49 19  
2 IPC Training for EOH
3 Professional Development Course for District Level Officers 16
4 Gender Issues & Management of VAW Victims 17
5 RCH–ISDT Training for MOs 102 70
6 Disability Management Training (MOPHC) 209
7 PNDT for Appropriate Authority 210
8 HIV/AIDS Counselling Workshop for MS/MO/BTO/DTO 26
9 MPW Basic Training (12 months) 47 95 Batch started on 2 Jan 06
10 Leprosy Technician Training (3 months) 43 22 206
11 Induction Trg. For newly appointed Mos 66 59
12 Trg. of Clinical Management in HIV/AIDS for Mos (Latur Circle)
13 HRD Trg. in Rural/Cottage Hospital Sakoli, Paoni, Tumsar 41
14 HA Promotional Training Batch started on Jan to Mar06
15 Computer Trg. on GIS Mapping 42

Public Health Institute, Nagpur

Training Programme for the year 2006
Strategy of Training Activities
  1. Formulation of training policy.
  2. Review of training design and training material in use.
  3. Review and develop training curriculum.
  4. Development of training material and modules for various training programmes.
  5. Development of monitoring, evaluation and feedback system.
  6. Supervision, guidance of peripheral training institute.
  7. Strengthen training management by capacity building at all levels.
  8. To develop integrated training plans.

First Decade (1959 – 1968)
1. Orientation cum refresher training courses of 4 weeks duration for sanitary inspectors to enable them to cross efficiency bar.
2. Training for laboratory technicians of four weeks duration from malaria units.
3. Two weeks training for leprosy technicians.
4. In 1965 training on Nutrition to District Level Officers & Peripheral Health Workers of Health Deptt.
5. 1961 DPH Course in PSM was discontinued.
Second Decade (1969 – 1978)
1. In 1970 department of Nutrition was attached to Public Health Institute, Nagpur
2. In 1974 PHI was recognized as Central Training Institute to conduct the
Following training course
– Training of faculty members of HFWTCs (TOT)
– Training of District Level Officers
3. In 1976 Sanitary Inspector Certificate Course was modified and the new Health Assistant Course was started.
4. In 1977 the institute conducted training of Medical Officers under the Community Health Guide Scheme.
Third Decade (1979 –1988)
1. In 1979 Vocational Paramedical Course for XI & XII std. Students was started.
2. From 1982 Basic Training Course for MPW (M) 12 months duration was started in this institute. Two batched of each of 60 candidates conducted every year.
3. In 1983 DTT was established in every district & training for peripheral workers were arranged. Monitoring & evaluation were done for those trainings.
4. In 1984 Nutrition Department was separated from PHI.
Fourth Decade (1989 – 1998)
It was declared as a Apex Training Institute for Maharashtra State.
1. Training programme under Family Welfare Area Project II (UNFPA) from 1990 to 1997.
2. Preplacement Training of Newly Appointed 589 Medical Officers
3. 88 persons trained in Management Information System.
4. Frontline training of health workers conducted from 1991 to 1997 in which 179 health workers from Maharashtra & 15 from Goa were trained.
5. Reorientation training for Voluntary Organizations total 94 persons trained during 1994–95.
6. Interpersonal Communication 74 persons trained during 1996–97
Fifth Decade (1999 – 2006)
Following trainings have been conducted at PHI Nagpur
1. Training of Trainers
2. IPC Training for EOH
3. IPC & Counseling
4. Workshop on Gender Issues & Management of VAW Victims
5. RCH – ISDT Training for MOs
6. Disability Management Training (MO PHC)
7. PNDT for Appropriate Authority
8. HIV/AIDS Counseling Workshop for MS/MO/BTO/DTO
9. MPW Basic Training (12 months)
10. Leprosy Technician Training (3 months)
11. Induction Training for Newly Appointed MOs.
12. Training of Clinical Management in HIV/AIDS for MOs (Latur Circle)
13. HRD Training in Rural/Cottage Hospital Sakoli, Paoni & Tumsar
14. Professional Development Course in Management, Public Health and Health Sector Reforms for Senior District Medical Officers of Maharashtra State & Goa State.
15. Promotional Training for Health Assistant (M)
16. Computer Training on Graphic Mapping. Office
17. Various workshops & seminars on all National Health Programmes