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Prof. A.K. Gupta, Medical Superintendent-cum-Professor & Head, Department of Hospital Administration nick named as ‘Teacher of Teachers’ started his academic career as faculty at AIIMS, New Delhi in 1988 and later joined PGIMER, Chandigarh as Medical Superintendent and Head, Department of Hospital Administration in January, 1996 where he is working since then (21 + Years). He is trained in U.K. and was awarded Commonwealth Medical Fellowship for one year in 1991-92, availed at University of Liverpool, U.K. He has been short term consultant to World Health Organization (SEARO), New Delhi, an International Consultant to World Health Organization, Nepal and has provided training/consultation in Hospital Administration to the doctors belonging to Government of Nepal, Maldives, and Indonesia. He successfully conducted Management Development Programme for doctors working under National Rural Health Mission, Government of India and was also nominated as Team Leader of Capacity Building Programme for senior functionaries of 6 AIIMS and top officials, administrative functionaries of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under Pradhan Mantry Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). Prof. Gupta has been involved as Expert Member in various high level Committees of Government of India viz. permanent Special invitee in Project Management Committee under the Pardhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana of Govt. of India (PMSSY); Member from 2005-2010, Technical Evaluation Committee under PMSSY, Govt. of India etc. He took the initiative and started postgraduate course in Hospital Administration at PGI, Chandigarh, has organized a number of symposiums, CMEs, workshops and conferences on Hospital Management. Prof. Gupta has highest scientific contribution in the discipline of hospital administration with many scientific papers in national and international journals of high impact factor and citation index, and paper presentations in India and abroad.
He has many awards to his credit. Recently, under his leadership, the Institute has been awarded with “Skoch Order-of-Merit” during the 47th Skoch Summit on 17th and 18th March, 2017 at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi for project: Tele-evidence. Also, under his leadership, the Institute has been awarded second best hospital in India at 7th & 8th Indian National Organ Donation Day on 30th November 2016 and 27th November, 2017 respectively at Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. He was instrumental in winning the ‘Cleanest Public Hospital in the country during INDOSAN 2016’ workshop by Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and also the first prize of Rs 5 crores and third prize of Rs. 1 crore for PGIMER, Chandigarh for its efforts in promoting hygiene and health facilities under the Centre's 'Kayakalp' programme for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively. His team was conferred with “Skoch Order-of-Merit” during the 45th Skoch Summit on 8th -9th September 2016 at HICC Complex, Hitec City, Hyderabad for project: Improving hospital utilization by use of Information technology as a management tool and also for project:  Promoting Eye Donation through a scientifically managed Hospital Cornea Retrieval Program.   In March, 2016 the Institute has been awarded Healthcare Excellence Award under the category “Most Effective Health Technology System” for developing software under his leadership. He was conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award by the by the Indus Foundation at the Indo Global Health Care Summit in July, 2015. He has received State Award for meritorious public service (A Gold Medal, Citation and Rs.51000/- been donated to the poor patient fund of the ‘Institute’) awarded by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Republic Day, 2014. The Govt. of UT, Chandigarh on the eve of Republic Day on 26th January, 2000 and 2006 had awarded him Commendation Certificates for devotion to duty and rendering outstanding services. Prof. Gupta has been associated with various social organizations viz, Rotary Club, Blood Bank Society, Punjab Red Cross, Lifeline and has helped in organizing many blood donation camps at PGI, Chandigarh. He has also conceptualize and guided in making documentary films viz ‘Ek Kadam Aapka’ to motivate voluntary blood donation, ‘Ru-Ba-Ru’ on Tele-Evidence, ‘Aur intezar Nahi’ on online registration and  short films on ‘Organ Donation’. His constant endeavors to motivate groups & individuals in organizing voluntary blood donation camps have resulted in collection of 2500-3000 units of blood every year. For the poor patients suffering from cancer, eye and other diseases, philanthropists have been motivated and regular donations worth millions of rupees have been mobilized by Prof. Gupta over the years continuously for these patients. Donations of equipment and items for the patient care services worth lakhs of rupees were also arranged through CSR (Corporate Social responsibility) for the Institute.