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Name : Dr. P. Chitra Rajalakshmi

Current position : Dr. P. Chitra Rajalakshmi

Associate Professor & Course coordinator

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Oman Medical College

P.O. Box: 321

Al Tareef, Sohar

Sultanate of Oman

Date of Birth & Age : 06.06.1968 & 46 years

Marital Status : Married

Spouse details : Mr. CVP. Kumar

Biomedical Engineer

IBRI Regional Hospital Moh, Post Box 469

Ibri – 516, Sultanate Of Oman

Dependents : One daughter and One son

Nationality : Indian

Religion : Hindu

Mobile Number : +91-994*******

00 968 91283144

Email : acwxqi@r.postjobfree.com

Address for Communication/

Permanent Address : B – 101, R. R. Anandham apartments,

Ramalinga nagar III cross extension

K. K. Pudhur

Coimbatore – 641039

Tamilnadu, India

Educational Qualification : MBBS., MD.,

Previous Position : Professor

Department of Microbiology

Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research

Centre (SRM Group)Affiliated to The TN Dr. MGR Medical University

Irungalur, Tiruchirapalli – 621 105

Consultant Microbiologist and Infection control officer,

Apollo Speciality Hospital, Tiruchirapalli

2.0. Education and Training

Post Graduation : Awarded Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Microbiology

(1993 – 1996), Madurai Medical College (The TN.

Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai), Madurai

Graduation : Awarded Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery

(MBBS) (1985 – 1990), Thanjavur Medical College (The TN. Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai), Madurai

PGCHA : Certified Postgraduate course in Hospital Administration

(2001-2002), National Institute of Health, New Delhi

3.0. Academic Appointments

Full time faculty

2015 onwards : Associate Professor & Course coordinator

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Oman Medical College (September 2015 onwards)

(1 year & 2 months)

2011 - 2015 : Professor of Microbiology, Chennai Medical College

(3 years & 2 months) Hospital and Research Centre, (SRM Group)

Tiruchirapalli (August 2011 onwards)

2009 - 2011 : Associate Professor of Microbiology, Chennai Medical

(2 years & 3 months) College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM Group)

Tiruchirapalli (April 2009 to July 2011)

2005 - 2007 : Associate Professor of Microbiology, Asian Institute of

(2 years) Medical Science and Technology, Malaysia

(August 2005 to July 2007)

2003 – 2005 : Associate Professor of Microbiology, Thanjavur Medical

(2 years) College, Thanjavur (May 2003 to April 2005)

1999 – 2003 : Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Madurai Medical

(3 years & 7 months) College, Madurai (October 1999 to May 2003)

1997 – 1999 : Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Thanjavur Medical

(2 years) College, Thanjavur (October 1997 to October 1999)

1993 – 1996 : Tutor, Department of Microbiology, Madurai Medical

(3 years) College, Madurai (February 1993 to March 1996)

Clinical Experiences

Since 2013 : Consultant Microbiologist and Infection control officer,

Apollo Hospital, Trichy ( Part – time since August 2013)

2008 – 2009 : Consultant Microbiologist and Chief of Lab services,

Coimbatore Kidney Centre, Coimbatore (September 2008 to March 2009)

2000 – 2003 : Consultant Microbiologist and Chief of Lab services,

Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Madurai (Part – time July 2000 to May 2003)

1995 – 1997 : Consultant Microbiologist and Chief of Lab services,

Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai (September 1995 to October 1997)

4.0. Professional Experiences

Membership : Antibiotic Stewardship Network in India – Reg. No. 153

Hospital Infection Society of India – Reg. No. L794

Clinical Lab Admn’tion : Clinical microbiologist - Interpretation and reporting of

Bacteriology, Immunology, and Mycology samples, in-use

Quality control.

Teacher and Academic For medical undergraduate and post graduate students

coordinator for clinical : and Laboratory Technology for Paramedical students

Microbiology Medical and Postgraduate students.

Examiner : Internal and External - For medical undergraduate and

post graduate students and Laboratory Technology for

Paramedical students, Medical and Postgraduate students.

Course Coordinator : Phase II Under graduate Medical Education - Medical

Education Unit

Co- Coordinator : Clinical Microbiology for Final year and CRRI (final yr.

Medical Interns) students

Quality Control Personnel : Maintenance and generation of Standard Operating

Procedures (SOP s) to meet quality and regulatory

requirements.

Trainer : Provide technical and complex information related to

clinical microbiology to physicians, paramedical staff, the

public.

Evaluator : Review and follow current literature to maintain state-of-

the-art methodology and technologies in the fields of

Clinical microbiology/ immunology.

Research : To guide the UG medical students in their clinical project

works and active involvement in the departmental

research activities, guiding students for research

activities [STS-ICMR].

Supervising Scientist : Prevalence of non fermentative aerobic pathogens from

clinical pathogens; Antimicrobial resistance surveillance

and documentation; standardizing WHO NET software.

Immunodiagnostics : Performance and standardizing various serological tests

both commercial and in house.

Research Guideships : Recognized co-guide and doctoral committee members for

the Ph.D programme from SRM University (Faculty of

Medicine), Kattankulathur.

Manual preparation : Prepared manual for Infection control for Apollo

Hospitals, Tiruchirapalli

5.0. Research Publications

1. Chitra Rajalaksmi*, Rajani Ranganath

Zika Virus Disease: A re-emerging disease with pandemic potential

2016 International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences July 2016,Vol-5;Issue-3

ISSN:2277-4505 Impact factor: 3.5

2. Vazhavandal G, Vallab GBB, Uma A, Chitra Rajalakshmi P.

Prevalence of syphilis in patients attending tertiary care hospital in Trichy 2014 district.

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences 2014. 4(2): 1013-1015.

ISSN: 2231-234X

3 Vallab GBB, Vazhavandal G, Uma A. Chitra Rajalakshmi P.

Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C virus infection among patients attending a 2014 rural teaching hospital in South India: a three year study.

International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 2014. 3(2): 123-127.

ISSN: 2319-7706; Impact factor: 1.594

4. Vazhavandal G, Vallab GBB, Uma A, Chitra Rajalakshmi P.

Seropevalence of hepatitis B virus among patients at a tertiary care centre in

2014 South India: a four year study.

International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences 2014. 2(1): 310-313.

ISSN: 2320-6012

5. T. Jeyaseelan Senthinath, P. Chitra Rajalakshmi, R. Keerthana,

RS. Vigneshwari, P. Revathi, N. Prabhu, AR. Susethira

2013 Prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriruria among antenatal

women in rural tertiary care hospital, Tamilnadu, India

International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 2013; 2(1): 80-85.

ISSN: 2319-7706; Impact factor: 1.594.

6. Vazhavandal G, Vallab Ganesh Bharadwaj B, Uma A, Chitra Rajalakshmi P, Thirumalaikolundusubramanian P.

2013 Staphylococcus aureus phage groups and their relation to antibiotic resistance pattern in a tertiary care hospital, South Tamilnadu

Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2013; 2(29): 5366-5374.

ISSN: 2278-4802.

7. Chitra Rajalakshmi P

Blue Board” – an innovative knowledge Management programme

2011 for educating Health care practitioners using blended learning modules

BMC Proc 2011; 5(6): 32.

doi: 10.1186/1753-6561-5-S6-P32

8. Chitra Rajalakshmi P

Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior and Practices on H1N1 among

2011 heterogenous population of Tamil nadu, India

BMC Proc 2011; 5(6): 82.

doi: 10.1186/1753-6561-5-S6-P82

9. Dinesh KS, Namperumalsamy P, Prasad W, Chitra Rajalakshmi P.

Ocular manifestations of HIV infection/ AIDS in South Indian patients

1999 Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 1999; 47(2): 79-85.

ISSN: 0301-4738; Impact factor – 0.797.

10 Venkatesh PN, Sathish S, Chitra Rajalakshmi P, Celine G.

Microbiological profile of anterior chamber aspirates following

1998 uncomplicated cataract surgery

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 1998; 46(4): 229-232.

ISSN: 0301-4738; Impact factor – 0.797.

6.0. Books published

1.“Ocular Microbiology” for postgraduates in Ophthalmology. Aravind Publications, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai; 1997.

2.“Ocular Microbiology Laboratory Manual”. Aravind Publications, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai; 1996.

7.0. Conferences/ Seminars/ Symposia/ Workshops organized

Cumulative Credit points for organizing programmes: 75

S.No.

Programme

Place & Sponsor

Date(s)

Position

Credit points

1.

Workshop on Benchmarking

(Academic Accreditation)

Baushar Campus, Muscat

Oman Medical College

Sultanate of Oman

1st June 2016

Participant

-

2.

-Antibiotic Resistance week Awareness programme

-Antibiotic Resistance – A global crisis” -

Training and Staff Development Department_ Sohar Regional Hospital

Sultanate of Oman

6th May,2016

Invited Speaker

-

3.

Regional Research Workshop

Sohar Campus

Oman Medical College

Sultanate of Oman

25th February 2016

Participant

-

4.

CME on Sepsis – a global killer

Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (CMCH&RC), Tiruchirapalli (Sponsor: The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai)

26th September 2014

Organizing member

10

5.

CME on Heat Shock proteins and Antimicrobial Resistance

CMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli (Sponsor: Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai and National Council for Science and Technology, New Delhi)

4th July 2014

Organizing Executive

5

6.

CME on Operation Theatre – Sterilization and Disinfection

CMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli (Sponsor: Raman and Weil Company, Mumbai)

29th March 2014

Organizing Executive

10

7.

World AIDS day observation 2013

CMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli

2nd December 2013

Organizing member

-

8.

National Symposium on “Emerging and Re-emerging Viral infections”

CMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli (Sponsor: ICMR, CSIR, MCI)

30th & 31st August 2013

Editorial Chairperson

15

9.

Integrated Teaching learning programme – Academic Carnival on Shock

CMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli

13th & 14th August 2013

Organizing member

10

10.

Inauguration of

Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance – a global threat

CMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli

16th March 2013

Organizing member

5

11.

World AIDS day observation 2012

CMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli

1st December 2013

Organizing member

-

12.

Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on Need of Understanding the Neglected tropical diseases

CMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli (Sponsor: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangaluru)

26th & 27th November 2012

Editorial Chairperson

20

13.

Jenner Fest - CME on Vaccines –an Update

CMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli

July 2013

Organizing Secretary

-

8.0. Resource Person – Invited Speaker & Chairperson

S.No.

Name of the Programme

Organizer

Date(s)

Topic

1.

CME on Hospital acquired infection – an update

Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College, Perambalur

6th September 2014

Challenges in prevention and control of HAI

2.

CME on Hepatitis

Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Trichy

6th August 2014

Universal safety precautions and immunization against Hepatitis

3.

CME on Operation Theatre Sterilization & Disinfection

Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Trichy (Sponsor: Raman and Weil Company, Mumbai)

29th March 2014

An overview of OT Sterilization and Disinfection

4.

National Symposium on “Emerging and Re-emerging Viral infections”

Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Trichy (Sponsor: ICMR, CSIR, MCI)

30th & 31st August 2013

Introduction to emerging and reemerging viral infections

5.

Inauguration of

Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance – a global threat

Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Trichy

16th March 2013

Antibiotic Stewardship

9.0. Conferences/ Seminars/ Symposia/ Workshops participated & presented

Cumulative Credit points for organizing programmes: 45

S.No.

Name of the Programme

Organizer

Date(s)

Mode of participation

1.

CME ON HIV Care

Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (CMCH&RC), Tiruchirapalli

22nd July 2014

Participation with 10 credit points

2.

CME on Stem cell research and Regenerative medicine

CMCH&RC, Tiruchirapalli

13th May 2014

Participation

3.

CME on Haematopathology

CMCH&RC, Trichy (Sponsor: ICMR & CSIR)

10th Sept. 2013

Participation with 10 credit points

4.

CME on Diabetes Update

CMCH&RC, Trichy (sponsor: The TN Dr. MGR Medical University)

4th July 2013

Participation with 10 credit points

5.

World Health Day celebrations 2013 – issues on High BP

CMCH&RC, Trichy

17th April 2013

Participation

6.

Science Academies’ II Lecture workshop on Neuropsychiatry Diseases

CMCH&RC, Trichy (Sponsor: IAS, Bangaluru)

4th and 5th April 2013

Participation with 15 credit points

7.

Basic Med Education Technology Workshop

CMCH&RC, Trichy

7th – 12th April 2012

Participation

8.

Basic Med Education Technology Workshop

CMCH&RC, Trichy

6th to 8th September, 2011

Participation

9.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Workshop

K.A.P. Viswanathan Government Medical College, Trichy

9th March 2011

Participation

10.

First International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC 2011)

Geneva, Switzerland

29th June to 2nd July 2011

Poster presentations on 1. “Blue Board” – an innovative knowledge Management programme for educating Health care practitioners using blended learning modules”.

2. KABP on H1N1 among heterogenous population of Tamil nadu, India

11.

Current Concepts in Clinical practice

Penang Adventist Hospital, Penang Malaysia

August 2006

Participation

12.

Pre conference workshop on PBL

National University of Singapore Singapore,

February 2006

Participation

13.

3rd Asia pacific medical education conference

National University of Singapore Singapore

February 2006

Poster presentation on “Computer Skills Assessment And the digital divide among Health care students”

14.

External Quality Assurance workshop-

National AIDS control organization in collaboration with Tamil Nadu State AIDS control society, Chennai

March 2003

Participation

15.

CME - Infections of the Central Nervous System

Madurai Medical College, Madurai.

July 2002

Participation

16.

Workshop on Immuno serological Techniques

Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai

Jan 2002

Participation

17.

International Conference – SHIHAM

Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Deemed University, Chennai

January, 2001

Participation

18.

Anamica

The TN Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai, India

24th Feb 1995

Participation

19.

CME Programme on Vaccine, I.A.M.M.,

Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

7th Jan 1995

Participation

20.

Three months training in Vaccine Production

King Institute of Preventive Medicine, Guindy, Chennai

1st Dec 1994 to 28th Feb 1995

Participation

21.

Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists –Annual Meet

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

12th to 14th November 1994,

Poster presentation on “Analysis of post-operative endopthalmitis”

22.

Workshop on Fungal Infections

Madurai Medical College, Madurai

1st October 1993

Participation

23.

Workshop on Recent Scenario of Cholera and Food Microbiology

Chennai. India

18th June 1993

Participation

10.0. Research Interests

Teaching clinical microbiology to Medical Graduates, using novel methods like Problem based learning, Medical Education Technology.

Application of Information technology / computers for Applied Clinical Microbiology services and Clinical research

Examinership / Question paper setter

Laboratory accreditation, Hospital Infection Control

Plan & implement training programmes for laboratory or other related personnel

Assist research, planning and evaluation of alternate methods and new testing procedures

Active involvement in the periodic revision/modification of the curriculum

Maintaining and upgrading the departmental museum and library

Conducting workshops and seminars

To develop new teaching methodologies with the help of the junior staff members and colleagues such as problem based learning etc

11.0. References

Dr. A. Uma Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, MD.,

Professor and Head

Department of Microbiology

Chennai Medical College and Research centre (SRM Group)

Irungalur, Trichy,

Tamil Nadu, India

Email: acwxqi@r.postjobfree.com

Mobile no: +91-944*******

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Arumugam, MD.,

Anesthetist

Armed forces Hospital – Muscat,

Sultanate of Oman

Emaii: acwxqi@r.postjobfree.com

GSM : 00 968 92224106



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