Dr TP Lahane hands over charge of JJ Hospital dean to Dr Nanandkar

After serving Sir JJ group of Hospitals for 22 years as an ophthalmologist, head of the ophthalmology department and dean, Padma Shri Dr TP Lahane now will work as joint director in Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER)

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An Era in Sir JJ Group of Hospital comes to an end with Dr TP Lahane handing over the dean charges to Dr SD Nanandkar on Thursday.

Dr Lahane has been the dean of the esteemed state run medical college for the last seven years and eight months. He completed 22 years of service to the hospital as an ophthalmologist, head of the ophthalmology department and later as dean of the hospital.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lahane said, “I am handing over the charges to the Dr SD Nanandkar who was the head of the department of forensic science at JJ Hospital. I am looking forward to work with other joint directors at DMER.”

Sources however informed that he will continue to see the patients at JJ Hospital .

The Padma Shri awardee is known for his cataract operation camps and holds the Limca Book of Records for the most such operations. He is known for many of his achievements and efforts at the hospital. On June 10, 2010, Dr Lahane first initiated the cleanliness drive in the hospital.  With the launch of this campaign, every year, Sir JJ Hospital has succeeded in becoming the cleanest hospital.

It was, also during his stint as the dean of JJ Hospital that the pilot project of HMIIS was started where patient’s medical records were computerised.

He will now work as the joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER)-which controls and regulates the administration of government medical colleges and hospitals along with government dental colleges and hospitals. It also controls and regulates urban and rural health centres attached to these institutions.