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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 326  

Obituary: Prof. Vinod K Srivastava

Department of Community Medicine, KG Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Date of Web Publication22-Sep-2021

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Shivendra Singh
Department of Community Medicine, KG Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.326388

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Singh S. Obituary: Prof. Vinod K Srivastava. Indian J Public Health 2021;65:326

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Professor Vinod K Srivastava was a senior faculty in Community Medicine. He was the Principal of Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. He breathed his last on April 19, 2021, during his sleep to continue his journey in another World.

Professor Vinod K Srivastava had many qualities. He was a renowned epidemiologist and a well-known public health specialist. Professor Srivastava was a towering personality in the field of epidemiology. He had several exemplary qualities. He was a man of great sense of responsibility and commitment. He had a high order of integrity. Always sincere and loyal to his duties, he was always respectful toward his friends and colleagues, particularly to his seniors. He was very helpful to his students and friends. He was a thorough gentleman.

Professor Srivastava joined KGMU as a MBBS medical student in 1967 and completed his MD (Community Medicine) in 1977. As an alumnus of KGMU, Lucknow, he devoted a major part of his professional career to his own alma mater and superannuated as a professor in Community Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Hospital Administration. He occupied several important academic and research positions in India, namely Director, Regional Medical Research Centre, NE Region (Indian Council of Medical Research), Dibrugarh, and Director, State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Lucknow, India.

Professor Srivastava was the past National President of the Indian Public Health Association. He was also the President of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine.

Professor Srivastava had a long association with International Epidemiological Association (IEA). He served as the Regional Councilor for South East Asian Region (2008–2014) and the Secretary of IEA during 2014–2017. He was an active member of IEA. He promoted epidemiological activities in South East Asia Region through national professional associations in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Korea, and Indonesia.

The fraternity of Community Medicine will always remember Professor Vinod Kumar Srivastava.

We all pay our sincere tributes to him. He will always remain in our hearts!


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