Organising Committee - 2022

The Drafting Committee is headed by Convenors who act as the ‘friend, philosopher and guide’ of this exercise and help in evolving consensus on the final draft SOP.

  1. Dr. Gentle Shrestha:
    Treasurer: Nepalese Society of Critical Care Medicine; Joint Treasurer: Society of Anaesthesiologists of Nepal; Executive Editor for Journal of Nepalese Society of Critical Care Medicine; Board of Director and Chair of Asian Oceanic chapter, Neurocritical Care Society.

Lawyers, law professionals, and other prominent persons associated with the healthcare sector or having the requisite expertise in medical negligence form this committee. The Advisory Committee aids and advices the Organising Committee on the legal aspects of the SOP.

  1. Adv. Arunava Mukherjee:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  2. Adv. Balaji Srinivasan:
    Advocate-on-record: Supreme Court of India; Managing Partner: The Medlegal Attorneys
  3. Adv. Mahendrakumar Bajpai:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Editor: Medical Law Cases For Doctors
  4. Adv. Mayank Kshirsagar:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  5. Adv. Pratiksha Mishra:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  6. Adv. Srishti Govil:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  7. Adv. Vaishnavi Subrahmanyam:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  8. Adv. Yogendra Singh:
    Advocate: High Court, Mumbai

The Drafting Committee comprise of doctors only, especially those who are well versed in the Medico-legal space. The Drafting Committee is responsible for making the necessary changes in the draft SOP after considering the comments of all the participants and for preparing the final draft SOP after due deliberations.

  1. Dr. Deepa Vats:
    Senior otorhinolaryngologist & Paediatric Sleep specialist: DHA Dubai; Fellow of European Board of Otolaryngology & Head neck surgery (Austria); Member of Emirates Medical Association UAE; Member of Association of Otolaryngologist of India
  2. Dr. Kenneth Atoe:
    Acting Dean: Basic Clinical Science, Edo State University, Nigeria; Asst. Journal Manager: African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment
  3. Dr. Prashant Nasa:
    Head: Critical Care Medicine; Chairman: Prevention and Infection Control: NMC Specialty Hospital, Dubai
  4. Dr. Rajeev Sharma:
    Senior Forensic Pathologist and Medicolegal Expert: MOI, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC ) region; Founder -Social Trust "RevHealth" for Patient's rights; Founder D& R Consultants-Medicolegal (Law) firm. MBBS, MD, DPM, LLB, MBA (UK)

Participants comprise of nominees from medical societies, editors of medical journals, medico-legal experts, prominent doctors, and hospitals. They suggest changes in the draft SOP and any new clauses that needed to be added in the SOP.

  1. Dr. (Prof) M Rajadurai:
    Regional Director - OZ Resus, Australia; State VP - SEMI, India - TN Chapter; National General Secretary, SEMI
  2. Dr. (Prof) Melda Türkoğlu:
    Official Nominee: Society of Turkish Intensivists - Immediate Past President & EC committee member; Gazi University School of Medicine Medical ICU, Turkey
  3. Dr. (Prof) Sam Lingam:
  4. Dr. Anil Arora:
    Attending/Consultant AMA
  5. Dr. Arif Ali Kolethekkat:
    Senior Specialist, ENT Head & Neck,SQUH, Oman; IMA Nedumbassery branch Kerala Founder President
  6. Dr. Arumugam Nachiap:
    Consultant Cardiologist & Physician, Member of Malaysian Medical Association
  7. Dr. Ashik Sainu Mohiyuddin:
    Medical Director: Aster Hospital, Oman
  8. Dr. Ashish Khanna:
    Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Research, Director Perioperative Outcomes and Informatics Collaborative (POIC) Department of Anesthesiology, Section on Critical Care Medicine: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Medical Center Boulevard  \  Winston-Salem, NC 27157p 336.716.4498  \  f 336.716.8190, USA
  9. Dr. Ayyappan Thangavel:
    Consultant Plastic Surgeon King Fahd Hospital ksa; Hongkong Medical council; Faculty accredited to SCFHS, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
  10. Dr. Balwant Arora:
    Chief Plastic Surgeon at Arora Plastic Surgery & Med Spa and at The Hair Loss Clinic; Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons(ASPS); Member of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery(ISHRS)
  11. Dr. Bina Rabadia:
    Specialist dermatologist
  12. Dr. Carlos Sanchez E:
    Head of the Critical Care Services Hospital General IESS Quevedo, Ecuador, South America, USA
  13. Dr. Dameera Weeratunga:
    Official Nominee: council member SSCCEM (Sri lankan society of critical care and emergency medicine); senior registrar - Emergency Medicine, Srilanka
  14. Dr. Deepti Singh:
    Physician - Pediatric Cardiology
  15. Dr. Gloria Rodríguez-Vega:
    Official Nominee: COCECATI (Consejo Centroamericano y del Caribe de Terapia Intensiva; President: COCECATI (Consejo Centroamericano y del Caribe de Terapia Intensiva); Council member, SCCM (Society of Critical Care Medicine)
  16. Dr. Hemanth Naik:
    Chief Medical Officer - Virtual Autopsy UK & India; International Academy of Legal Medicine, Geneva; Member of British Academy of Forensic Sciences, UK; Member of Forensic Science Society, UK; Member of Malaysian Forensic Science Society
  17. Dr. Joy Karamana Mugambi:
    Vice President- Commonwealth Medical Association East/Central/South Africa Region; Council Member WONCA Africa Region; Convenor Human Rights Committee, Kenya Medical Association; Chair Kenya Association of Family Physicians
  18. Dr. Juhi Chandwani:
    Senior Consultant: Oman Society of Anaesthesia and Critical Care,Oman
  19. Dr. Maher Albahrani:
    Senior consultant Anesthesiologist and Intensivist, Oman
  20. Dr. Mary Amoakoh-Coleman:
    Official Nominee: Medical Women Association of Ghana (MWAG); President: Medical Women Association of Ghana (MWAG); Former Treasurer: Commonwealth Medical Association; Ghana Medical Association (GMA)
  21. Dr. Mayank Vats:
    Senior Pulmonologist, Sleep Medicine, Interventional Pulmonologist and Critical care Medicine; Author and Researcher: Rashid and Dubai hospital and Dubai Medical College; Executive member of Inclusion and Diversity Committee, American Association
  22. Dr. Monika Gulati kansal:
    Senior Consultant ICM, Ng teng Fong General Hospital, NUHS, Singapore; Cloudphysician, Bangalore
  23. Dr. Murugaraj Raj Rajathurai:
    Official Nominee: Malaysian Medical Association & Commonwealth Medical AssociationPresident of the Malaysian Medical Association; President of the Commonwealth Medical Association; General Practitioner
  24. Dr. Nadiawati Abdul Razak:
    Forensic Medicine Specialist & Head Of Forensic Unit, National Defence University Of Malaysia; Member of National Specialist Registery of Malaysia and Malaysia Medical Council
  25. Dr. Nigel Kuriakose:
    Official Nominee: President-Indian Medical Association (NRI Branch / Nedumbassery branch) Kerala State; Specialist Anesthesiologist & Intensivist: Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman
  26. Dr. Nirmala Murthy:
    Consultant Gynecologist
  27. Dr. Nitin Arora:
    Consultant Intensivist: University Hospitals, Birmingham, UK; Executive Council Member: Intensive Care Society
  28. Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso:
    Former Secretary, Commonwealth Medical Association; Former General Secretary, Ghana Medical Association; Consultant Plastic, Aesthetic and Hand Surgeon; Quality Care Specialist; Former CEO - Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi-Ghana
  29. Dr. Pankaj C.:
    Organ transplantation surgeon
  30. Dr. Piacevoli Quirino:
    Official Nominee : Clinical Risk Society & World Society of Intravenous Anesthesia ; President of Clinical Risk Society ; President of the World Society of Intravenous Anesthesia ; Past member for two mandates of the WFSA Commission for Safety and Quality ; Member of the Harmonize world commission
  31. Dr. Piotr Szawarski:
    Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine: Wexham Park Hospital, UK
  32. Dr. Preethi Wijegoonewardene:
    Chair-MRCGP International South Asia Board; Past President -Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) 2002; Past President CGPSL 2004-2007; Past President WONCA South Asia 2007-2013; Chair-MCGP Board-CGPSL
  33. Dr. Rahul Shabadi:
    Consultanat cardiac Anesthesiologist, Salalah Heart Centre, Sultanate of Oman; Member of IACTA And American Society of Echocardiography
  34. Dr. Sai Prasad Gadapa:
    Physician at Holy Family Medical Center, Chicago; Director at Swarupa Narsimha Healthcare, Founder of TelemedReferral App; Member of AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin); Member of AMA; Member of IMA Hyderabad City
  35. Dr. Sandeep Kantur:
    Consultant Critical Care, Royal Hospital, Oman
  36. Dr. Seema Tekwani:
    Critical Care Medicine Specialist: Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, USA
  37. Dr. Vasudev Murthy:
    Official Nominee: Ministry of health, Brunei Darussalam;Specialist Forensic pathologist: Ministry of health,Brunei Darussalam
  38. Dr. Vivek Dubey:
    Consultant Physician and Intensivist; Member: Royal college of Physicians of Glasgow (MRCP); Fellow: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (FRCP); Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP); Member: Association of Physicians of India (API)