I am proud of Maharashtra and the city of Mumbai, that this is a state which has done more number of tests than any state in India.’
‘The more you test, the more number of cases you will pick up.’
‘If you do not do the tests, then you are groping in the dark.’
Dr Sanjay Oak heads the nine-member medical task force for Maharashtra that was very recently instituted to help Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his government conquer COVID-19.
Dr Oak is a pediatric surgeon and laparoscopy specialist, with training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
He was the dean and director for several years of the King Edward Memorial Hospital and the Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in central Mumbai as well as the director of two other BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation facilities, the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (Sion Hospital) in north central Mumbai and the B Y L Nair Hospital in south Mumbai.
Dr Oak has in-depth knowledge on public healthcare and many thoughts on how to move beyond its limitations. And often writes about it.
Subsequently, he worked as the vice chancellor of the Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Navi Mumbai. He is now the CEO of the Prince Aly Khan Hospital in south central Mumbai.