About Us

Our Purpose

Swasthya, meaning Health in the Hindi language. It is a journal for professionals.

Late Martin Luther King Jr once said,

” Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhuman”.

Martin Luther King Jr

In keeping with this thought, the idea for Swasthya, aimed at promoting ‘access to affordable healthcare for all’, the idea for the publication was incubated.

Swasthya is an independent publication aimed at providing a professional forum for clinicians and managers involved in planning and improving quality of delivering of healthcare services for sharing best practices, innovations and potential solutions to challenges. It features expert reviews, and provocative comment and opinion in mental health, providing a clear, independent perspective about the clinical advances and practices, and changing research shaping specialties globally. Its contents are intended to encourage knowledge and skill share and providing opportunities for showcasing achievements in academic and clinical career, research and innovation contributing towards better outcomes for the patients.

Founding message

In this new era of fast-growing technological advances in medical science, the biggest challenge for ‘global healthcare’ is an affordable accessibility of even basic healthcare at the point of need. It counts for a large number of fatalities and sufferings that could have been prevented, given the potential that exists in terms of diagnosis, treatment and aftercare capability across international communities.


There is a huge gap of disparity of resources, including availability of training and skills development opportunities of professionals as much as clinical management facilities that can be a part of the evolution of improving quality of care and outcome for the patients. There is constant demand for more financial support, yet equally thee is an element of neglect, ill planning and affinity with those who are least equipped for tackling the change they face in providing any meaningful healthcare provisions. Often these includes many parts in the world that are known for their development and riches. The evil of pandemics such as the COVID19, Tuberculosis and many other communicable infections conditions presents us with a massive dilemma as it sees no boundaries of land, politics or religion when strikes anywhere. Both the mental health and holistic approach to wellbeing are becoming hot topics amongst the professionals and critical for the public health professionals. The collectiveness efforts rests upon sharing the knowledge and sills and combining the strength of the resources for it’s effective distribution where needed most.


Swasthya, team is committed to be part of this effort. We are fortunate to have a team of medical experts to guide the editorial policies for this not-for-profit publication. We intend to cover a wide range of issues in relation to planning and delivery of health services. Both educational and development of skills will be aligned with innovation and research to showcase the best examples of good practice and promote achievements. Our readership is reaching out to many of those healthcare providers and as well as in inspection and regulatory activities for improving care. It is vital that those placed in the position of influencing changes are part of our campaign to the sharing of solutions to


Buddhdev Pandya MBE
Founder and Publisher


Mr Buddhdev Pandya MBE

Dr Anand Deshpande

Dr Satwinder S Basra

Dr Kailash Chand OBE

Editorial Team

Buddhdev Pandya MBE

Managing Editor

Mr C R Chandrasekar
Consultant Oncology Surgeon

Dr Sridhar Kalyanasundaram
Consultant Neonatologist, Dubai

Dr Santhosh Mudholkar

Guest Editor

Satish Parmar

Assistant Editor


Dr Gautam Bodiwala, Dr Kailash Chand, Dr Anand Deshpande, Dr Satwinder S Basra, Mr C R Chandrasekar, Dr Santosh Mudholkar, Dr Amit Sinha, Dr Anand Ramakrishnan, Mr Satish Parmar among many others whose guidance and more support have been valuable in helping me to initiate this project. Buddhdev Pandya MBE Funder and Managing Editor
Art work and production: Buddhdev Pandya MBE

Editorial Advisory Board

Dr Anand Deshpande
General Practitioner
Dr Anand Ramakrishnan
Consultant Psychiatrist
Mr Amit Sinha
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Ashish Dhawan
Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Dr Jayavanth Kini
Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr Kailash Chand OBE
Hon. Vice-President of BMA, Retired GP
Prof Mahendra G Patel
Pharmacist Treasurer for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
Dr Santosh Mudholkar
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
Prof Parag Singhal
Consultant Physician and endocrinologist

Dr Satwinder S Basra
General Practitioner
Dr Sharad Agrawal
Consultant Cardiologist
Prof Surinder Sharma DL
Co-Director of Unit Diversity & Inclusion
Dr Sanjiv Nichani
Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Sridhar Kalyanasundaram
Consultant Neonatologist, Dubai
Prof Kamal K Mahawar
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon
Dr Manjiri Lele
Consultant Psychiatrist Child & Adolescent
Mr C.R. Chandrasekar
Consultant Oncology Surgeon
Dr Adhuraj Joglekar
Consultant Psychiatrist Child and Adolescent

Editorial Advisory Council

Padma Shri Prof (Dr) Ashok Gupta
Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon(India), Recipient: “Sheikh Hamdan, International Award and Gusi Peace Prize International”. Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences


Prof. A B M Abdullah
An academician and physician of the Hon Prime Minster of the Republic of Bangladesh. Prof of Internal Medicine and Dean. Recipient of Ekushey Padak


Prof (Dr) Russell D’Souza
Professor of Organizational Psychological Medicine
Executive Director and Dean, International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine, Head, Asia Pacific Division, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics University of Haifa.


Mr Tony Thomas
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Dr Kishore Tewary
Consultant Paediatrician Paediatric Urology and Nephrology


Dr Godwin Simon
Consultant Physician Acute Medicine, Diabetes & Endocrinology


Dr Prakash K Sahay
GP – National Coordinator Indian Medical Association (IMA), UK


Dr A. K. Tripathi
Plastics & Dermatological Surgeon


Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Azizur Rahman
Pulmonary Medicine & Internal Medicine, Bangladesh


Dr Hasmukh Shah BEM
General Practitioner – S Wales


Dr Pooja Saini
Consultant Psychologist


Dr Mukesh Chug
Consultant Anaesthetist (N Ireland)


Dr Amit Gupta
Consultant Neonatal Intensive Care (Oxford)