Manipal May 10, 2022: ‘A Walkthrough Of Hospital Model For Non-Clinical Services’- a two-day event to promote the culture of innovation and orient towards start-ups among students was organized by the Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) Program, Prasanna School of Public Health in MAHE, Manipal recently.
The Year 2022 has been marked as the Year of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at MAHE in line with the National Innovation and Startup Policy 2019.
Teams comprising 62 students from the MHA Program, Prasanna School of Public Health showcased innovative 3D models of hospitals including eye care, ortho-care, rehabilitation, multispecialty, mother & childcare, renal care, and cardiac care to explore the various services specific to hospitals. This provided a platform for the students to develop confidence in establishing functional relationships and the layout of various departments in the hospitals.
The 12 models by the students were appreciated by the visitors including administrative heads of various hospitals across Udupi- Manipal, and MHA student groups from Mangaluru. This initiative was coordinated and mentored by Dr. Usha Rani, faculty under Dr. Somu G, coordinator- MHA Program, PSPH, MAHE.
Dr. Venkatraya Prabhu, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences), MAHE appreciated the enthusiastic participation of all teams from the MHA program.
“MAHE has always strived to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship amongst its students. Events like these provide the students a platform to showcase their talent and innovative thinking, which is an extremely crucial aspect in the healthcare industry,” he said.
Speaking about the event Dr. Asha Kamath, Associate Director, Prasanna School of Public Health said the initiative would build a strong ecosystem for students to think and bring innovative designs keeping in mind the needs of patients. It would inspire, and engage the students towards entrepreneurship.