Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Primary Health Care
- Medical Education
- Human Resources in Healthcare
- Plural Health Systems
- Humanities in Health
Mohit has been hiking for the last two decades with studies being his right foot and work being the left. After finishing his graduation in medicine from B J Medical College, Ahmedabad, he worked as a Medical Officer at a rural Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Gujarat.
He then learnt Health Administration at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, and went on to work with the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in Bihar. Following a brief stint with family planning work in Rajasthan, he joined the PhD programme at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He was supporting a certificate course on Public Health Practice at CARE India in Bihar before joining Azim Premji University.
His doctoral work focused on the understanding of Primary Health Care among the faculty of Community Medicine in medical colleges. Through in-depth interviews with the faculty, discussions with their students and observations in classrooms and field, he found that the understanding varies on two dimensions — the depth of their engagement with, and their position on, the Primary Health Care approach. Among several individual, milieu-level and structural factors found responsible for these variations, the ethos of the Institution where the faculty works was a very significant one.
He is interested in continuing his explorations in Primary Health Care approach and how it can be adopted in Medical Education.
Human Resources literally drive the healthcare system. He wishes to join voices advocating for their adequacy and quality.
Health systems have traditionally been plural. Hegemony of any one system is not healthy, and he wishes that he can make some dent there.
Humanities keep us humane, and health needs it more than any other development domain. He wants to join hands with people filling this void.
- Gandhi, M.P. (2021). Opposition to Haryana government’s medical education directive: Not just about the fee hike. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, VI(4), 326 – 328. https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2021.037
- Gandhi, M. (2020). Primary health care “approach” and medical education: New opportunities for revitalizing the bond. Indian Journal of Community and Family Medicine, 6(2), 163 – 167. https://doi.org/10.4103/IJCFM.IJCFM_10_20
- Priya, R., Gaitonde, R., Gandhi, M. P., Sarkar, A., Das, S., & Ghodajkar, P. (2019). The Alma Ata Declaration and Elements for a PHC 2.0. Medico Friend Circle Bulletin, 380, 1 – 8. http://www.mfcindia.org/mfcpdfs/MFC380.pdf
- Gandhi, M. P., Phadke, A., Priya, R., & Qadeer, I. (2018). Revisiting health for all. Medico Friend Circle Bulletin, 379, 3 – 10. http://www.mfcindia.org/mfcpdfs/MFC379.pdf
- Gandhi, M. P. (2018). Clinical Medicine and Public Health: Where are the “Boundary Spanners”? Medico Friend Circle Bulletin, 377 – 378, 29 – 32. http://www.mfcindia.org/mfcpdfs/MFC377-378.pdf
- Pathak, R. R., Mishra, B. K., Moonan, P. K., Nair, S. A., Kumar, A. M. V., Gandhi, M. P., Mannan, S., & Ghosh, S. (2016). Can Intensified Tuberculosis Case Finding Efforts at Nutrition Rehabilitation Centers Lead to Pediatric Case Detection in Bihar, India? Journal of Tuberculosis Research, 04(01), 46 – 54. https://doi.org/10.4236/jtr.2016.41006
- Gandhi, M. P., Kumar, A. M. V., Toshniwal, M. N., Reddy, R. H. R., Oeltmann, J. E., Nair, S. A., Satyanarayana, S., Dewan, P. K., & Mannan, S. (2012). Sputum Smear Microscopy at Two Months into Continuation-Phase: Should It Be Done in All Patients with Sputum Smear-Positive Tuberculosis? PLoS ONE, 7(6), e39296. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0039296
- Two Months into Continuation-Phase: Should It Be Done in All Patients with Sputum Smear-Positive Tuberculosis? PLoS ONE, 7(6), e39296. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0039296
- Sharma, K., Gandhi, M., Wadkar, N., & Das, S. (2018, March 20). A two-child policy won’t take India closer to “vikas.” The Wire. https://thewire.in/health/a‑two-child-policy-wont-take-india-closer-to-vikas
- Wadkar, N., & Gandhi, M. (2017, August 25). One year on, states have not complied with the Supreme Court’s sterilisation surgery guidelines. Scroll.in. https://scroll.in/pulse/848316/one-year-on-states-have-not-complied-with-the-supreme-courts-sterilisation-surgery-guidelines