I am Dr. Pratik Kumar Bal. I am 25 years old. I did my schooling from DAV public School, Patna. Then I went onto graduate as a BDS doctor from Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar. Currently, I am Pursuing a degree of master’s in public health from Prasanna School of public health, Manipal University, Karnataka. Recently, I went to Maastricht University for the 2nd semester as a part of student exchange programme representing Prasanna School of public health. I have opted for global health specialization as it allowed me work with people of different cultures and backgrounds. I can speak odia, hindi and English languages promptly and have a basic knowledge of Bengali. I like playing football and computer games (like counter-strike, Dota etc.).
Highest Education: BDS - Kalinga Institiute of Dental Sciences, KIIT University
Date of Joining: June 1, 2020
My internship at the FHTS was a fruitful experience for me. I learnt about the public health system of many countries. Apart from the scenario, I learnt about the factors that led to development of such policies / system. I also leant about the various assessment tools in healthcare sectors. I also was able to get acquainted with a surveillance system in SMAART Rapid tracker which could help me to develop such systems to keep track of any future pandemic. It was also a good experience to know about the steps taken by the governmental organizations. The tracker also had feature that helped me to asses the implications of the policies be it had beneficial or harmful to the people.