Strategy planning & policy decisions taken by Government of Maharashtra for SCD during Dr. A.V. Shrikhande madams tenure as project director

1) Establishment of Regional Haemoglobinopathy Detection & Management Centre IGGMC Nagpur
2) Implementation of 7 Point programme in the state for SCD control
3) Free investigations medicines blood for SCD patients in the state
4) Provision of free travel to the patient by Bus/Railway in the state
5) Monitory benefit through Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojna
6) Additional 30 minutes for 10th & 12th SS patients appearing for the exam
7) Mandatory screening of persons in the age group of 1-30
8) Mandatory screening of pregnant mothers
9) Free Pre natal diagnostic facility for SCD mother
10) Observation of sickle cell week every year for mass education
11) Recognition of SCD by WHO-one of the campaigners with SCDIO
12) Inclusion of SCD in disability category

Proffessional excellence details

Dr. A. V. Shrikhande, Dean IGGMC NAGPUR
Project Director Regional Haemoglobinopathy Detection & Management Centre IGGMC Nagpur - Pilot
Project of Government of Maharashtra since 10th july 2001
President Sickle Cell Association Nagpur-2004 onwards
Member - SCDIO (Sickle cell disease international orgnization)
Member - GSCDN (Global sickle cell desease network)
Guest faculty - International GSCDN (Global sickle cell disease network) - Paris,Dakar,Saudi Arabia,USA.
Organising secretary second international sickle cell disease conference 2004
Organising secretary third international sickle cell disease conference 2006
Guest faculty - Raipur International sickle cell disease conference 2010
Guest faculty - Bombay Hospital CME - on three occasions
Author of chapter on HPLC on diagnosis of sickle cell disease
2 Polymerase chain reaction
Author of 23 research articles in National & International journals
Teaching faulty - Medical officerstechnicians, Councillers & Sickle cell coordinator since 2003 for Public Health Department
Author of Technical manuals for Laboratory diagnosis of sickle cell disease by PCR
Author of six informative booklets on sickle cell disease sponsored by UNFPA & NRHM
Organising secretary state level SCD Hematology quiz since 2003 every year
Organising secretary State level workshop on
1. Laboratory diagnosis of SCD-Hands on training
2. PCR hands on training for pre natal diagnosis of SCD Since 2003 every Year