Dr. Ramesh  Kumar

Dr. Ramesh Kumar

Assistant Professor
Ministry of Health Regulation, Pakistan


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Public Health from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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Area of Interest:

Public Health
100%
Hospital Management
62%
Strategic Hospital Planning
90%
Health Policy Analysis
75%
Community Mobilization
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Sand, A., R. Kumar, B.T. Shaikh, R. Somrongthong, A. Hafeez and D. Rai, 2018. Determinants of severe acute malnutrition among children under five years in a rural remote setting: A hospital based study from district Tharparkar-Sindh, Pakistan. Pak. J. Med. Sci., 34: 260-265.
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  2. Prabsangob, K., R. Somrongthong and R. Kumar, 2018. Health literacy among thai elderly population with type-2 diabetes living in rural area of Thailand. Pak. J. Public Health, 8: 27-31.
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  3. Lal, S., R. Kumar, M. Lal and R. Somrongthong, 2018. Factors affecting delayed detection of pulmonary tuberculosis infection among patient reporting at institute of chest disease of rural Sindh, Pakistan. Rawal Med. J., 43: 547-552.

  4. Kumar, R., R. Somrongthong, J. Ahmed and A.J. Almarabheh, 2018. Correlates of knowledge, attitude and practices about health care waste management among hospital workers of Pakistan. J. Liaquat Uni. Med. Health Sci. , Vol. 17. .

  5. Kessani, L., R. Kumar, A. Rathore and R. Khalid, 2018. Associated factors and compliance with iron-folic acid therapy among pregnant women of Karachi Pakistan. Rawal Med. J., 43: 319-323.
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  6. Bunjitpimol, P., R. Kumar and R. Somrongthong, 2018. Effectiveness of case based cultural competency among nurses working in private hospitals of Bangkok, Thailand: A Quasi-experimental study. Pak. J. Med. Sci., 34: 179-184.
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  7. Bunjitpimol, P., R. Kumar and R. Somrongthong, 2018. Effectiveness of case based cultural competency among nurses working in private hospitals of Bangkok, Thailand: A Quasi-Experimental study. Pak. J. Med. Sci., 34: 1-6.
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  8. Baqar, M., R. Kumar, I.A. Khushk, A.A. Noonari and F. Ahmed, 2018. Hospital infection control practices among nursing staff working at tertiary care hospital of Khairpur, Sindh. J. Liaquat Univ. Med. Health Sci., 17: 117-122.
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  9. Wattanasoei, S., B. Binson, R. Kumar, R. Somrongthong and N. Kanchanakhan, 2017. Quality of life through listening music among elderly people in semi-urban area, Thailand. J. Ayub Med. College Abbottabad, 29: 21-25.
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  10. Seangpraw, K., R. Somrongthong, M. Choowanthanapakorn and R. Kumar, 2017. The effect of sex education and life skills for preventive sexual risk behaviours among university of Students In Thailand. J. Ayub. Med. Coll. Abbotabad, 29: 540-546.
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  11. Qureshi, M.F., A. Rathore, N. Seerani, S. Qureshi, B. Faisal and R. Kumar, 2017. Nutritional status among primary school going children living in urban area of Sindh Pakistan. J. Public Health, 7: 66-70.
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  12. Pummarak, S., R. Somrongthong and R. Kumar, 2017. Exploring gait, balance performance and fear of falling among elderly people living in rural areas of Thailand. J. Public Health, 7: 142-145.

  13. Munawar, A., R. Kumar, Z.U. Hassan, A. Ayub, B.T. Shaikh, N.A. Buriro and F. Ahmed, 2017. Women's perceptions about quality of maternity care at tertiary care hospital Karachi, Pakistan. J. Public Health, 7: 109 -112.

  14. Memon, A., S. Hamid and R. Kumar, 2017. Client satisfaction and decision making amongst females visiting family planning clinics In Hyderabad, Pakistan. J. Ayub. Med. Coll. Abbotabad, 29: 626-629.
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  15. Ethisan, P., R. Somronthong, J. Ahmed, R. Kumar and R.S. Chapman, 2017. Factors related to physical activity among the elderly population in rural Thailand. J. Prim. care Community Health, 8: 71-76.
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  16. Eknithiset, R., R. Somrongthong and R. Kumar, 2017. Factors associated with knowledge, perception and practice toward self-care among elderly patients suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus in Rural Thailand. J. Ayub Med. College Abbottabad, 30: 107-110.
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  17. Chawla, N., A. Panza, C. Sirikulchayanonta, R. Kumar and S. Taneepanichskul, 2017. Effectiveness of a school-based multicomponent intervention on children nutritional status among primary school children in Bangkok, Thailand. J. Ayub Med. College Abbottabad, 29: 13-20.
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  18. Wasim, S., K. Ur-Rehman, R. Kumar and T. Mahmood, 2016. Hemozoin enhances maturation of murine bone marrow derived macrophages and myeloid dendritic cells. Iran J. Immunol., 13: 1-8.
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  19. Kumar, R., R. Somrongthong and J. Ahmed, 2016. Impact of waste management training intervention on knowledge, attitude and practices of teaching hospital workers in Pakistan. Pak. J. Med. Sci., 32: 705-710.
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  20. Kumar, R., R. Somrongthong and J. Ahmed, 2016. Effect of medical waste management trainings on behavior change among doctors versus nurses and paramedical staff in Pakistan. J. Ayub. Med. Coll. Abbotabad, 28: 493-496.
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  21. Khawaja, S.A., A.K. Muhmmad, S.A. Khan, A.A. Karim and R. Kumar, 2016. Perceptions and attitude of health workers about vulnerability of occupational exposure from Blood-Borne pathogen. Pak. J. Public Health, 6: 1-3.
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  22. Khan, E.A., K.S.M. Chaudhray, M.A. Yaqoob, S.M. Rana and R. Kumar, 2016. 11. Health care waste management in Pakistan: A situation analysis and way forward. Pak. J. Public Health, 6: 35-43.
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  23. Hongthong, D., R. Somrongthong, P. Womgchaiya and R. Kumar, 2016. Factors predictive of alcohol consumption among elderly people in a rural community: A case study in Phayao province Thailand. J. Ayub. Med. Coll. Abbotabad, 28: 237-240.
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  24. Bux, K., S. Mureed, R. Kumar and A. Ahmed, 2016. Perceived Social and Health problems in Nurses due to night duty at tertiary care hospital Kairpur Mirus, Sindh Pakistan. J. Public. Health, 6: 27-31.
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  25. Azam, A., S.A. Khan and R. Kumar, 2016. Evaluation of dietary compliance and awareness of type 2 diabetic patients of district Sanghar, Sindh. Pak. J. Public Health, 6: 4-7.
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  26. 1. Fatima, S.R., A.H. Qureshi, R. Kumar, I. Naveed, I.A. Khushik and K. Ronis, 2016. Assessment of knowledge attitude and practice (Kap) about worm infestation and deworming among mothers of children under-5years of age living in the slum of Islamabad Pakistan. Isra Med. J., 8: 19-23.
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  27. Zamurrad, A., M.H. Bajwa, R. Kumar and S. Hamid, 2015. Reproductive health seeking behavior among 15-25 years aged married women living in slums of Islamabad Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 5: 56-60.

  28. Yodmai, K., S. Phummark, R. Kumar and R. Somrongthong, 2015. Quality of life and fear of falling among an aging population in semi rural, Thailand. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbotabad, 27: 771-774.
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  29. Rehman, S.M., S. Hamid, R. Kumar and M. Batool, 2015. Reason of blood transfusion in women delivered through cesarean section in a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 5: 39-42.

  30. Rathore, A., M.N. Khaskheli, J. Ahmed, R.A. Qazi, R. Sikander and R. Kumar, 2015. Outcome of puerperal sepsis at a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 5: 38-41.

  31. Noureen, N., R. Kumar and B.T. Shaikh, 2015. Knowledge about Hepatitis B vaccination among women of child bearing age in rural district of Punjab, Pakistan. East. Mediterr. Health J., 21: 22-26.

  32. Mureed, S., R. Somronghtong, R. Kumar, A. Ghaffar and R.S. Chapman, 2015. Enhanced immunization coverage through interventions for childhood cluster diseases in developing countries. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbottabad, 27: 223-227.
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  33. Kumar, R., R. Somrongthong and B.T. Shaikh, 2015. Effectiveness of intensive healthcare waste management training model among health professionals at teaching hospitals of Pakistan: A quasi-experimental study. BMC Health Serv. Res., Vol. 15. 10.1186/s12913-015-0758-7.
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  34. Kumar, R., B.T. Shaikh, R. Somrongthong and R.S. Chapman, 2015. Practices and challenges of infectious waste management: A qualitative descriptive study from tertiary care hospitals in Pakistan. Pak. J. Med. Sci., 31: 795-798.
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  35. Khan, Z., S.A. Khan, R. Kumar, M.A. Qureshi, R. Rehman and R.M. Safdar, 2015. Behaviour towards healthy food among students of private schools in Quetta, Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 5: 1-5.

  36. Haikh, F., S.A. Khan, R. Kumar, I.A. Khushk, S. Hamid and A. Hafeez, 2015. Assessment of completeness and timeliness of district health information system at first level care facilities in a rural district of Sindh, Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 5: 28-31.

  37. Ghaffar, A., N. Ghaffar, R. Kumar, S. Mureed, Z. Ali, R.M. Safdar and R. Kumar, 2015. Assessing risk factors for Hepatitis C in reproductive life of women: A tertiary care hospital based case control study from Pakistan. Biomedica, 31: 99-103.

  38. Ethisan, P., R. Chapman, R. Kumar and R. Somrogthong, 2015. Effectiveness of group-mediated lifestyle physical activity (glpa) program for health benefit in physical activity among elderly people at rural thailand. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbottabad, 27: 292-295.
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  39. Durrani, H.M., R. Kumar and S.M. Durrani, 2015. Recognizing the danger signs and health seeking behaviour of mothers in childhood illness in Karachi, Pakistan. Universal J. Public Health, 3: 49-54.
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  40. Bunjitpimol, P., R. Somrongthong and R. Kumar, 2015. Factors affecting nursing cultural competency in private hospitals at Bangkok, Thailand. Int. J. Healthcare, 2: 5-11.
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  41. Bibi, A., J. Ahmed, T. Zaman, R. Kumar, S.A. Khan and S. Hamid, 2015. Perceived quality of pharmacy services among outpatients of a tertiary care hospital in Islamabad. Pak. J. Public Health, 5: 21-25.

  42. Aziz, I., R. Kumar, L. Manohar and A. Rathor, 2015. Working environment in job satisfaction among health professional working at tertiary care hospital of Pakistan. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbottabad, 27: 201-204.

  43. Anwar, F., S. Rizvi, A.S. Khan and R. Kumar, 2015. Case study of district health information system performance from Punjab province of Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 5: 3-7.

  44. Ali, Z., S. Pongpanich, R. Kumar, A. Gaffar, S. Murred and R.M. Safdar, 2015. Routine immunization status among children under 5 years of age living in rural district of Pakistan. Int. J. Health Res. Innov., 3: 13-20.
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  45. Ali, Z., S. Pongpanich and R. Kumar, 2015. Effectiveness of community service model for increasing routine immunization coverage at primary healthcare facilities in a rural district of Pakistan: A Quasi-experimental study. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbotabad, 27: 853-857.
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  46. Lubna, B., H. Qureshi, R. Kumar, A. Ali, S.A. Khan and M.M.J. Abbasi, 2014. Perceived practices of harassment in nurses at their work place in public and private health sector of Islamabad, Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 4: 4-7.

  47. Kashif, M., R. Kumar, S. Sikander, J. Sultan and N. Ghaffar, 2014. Assessment of health workforce providing maternal neonatal child health services at primary health care level of Sanghar, Sindh. Pak. J. Public Health, 4: 20-23.
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  48. Amjad, A., R. Kumar and S.B. Mezher, 2014. Socio-demographic factors and premenstrual Syndrome among women attending the hospital of Islamabad Pakistan. J. Pioneering Med. Sci., 4: 165-168.

  49. Shahid, H., K. Ramesh, A. Mansoor, E.A. Khan, A. Jamil, S.A. Khan and H. Sadat, 2013. Perceptions about measles among mothers living in rural area: A cross-sectional study at Larkana, Sindh. Pak. J. Public Health, 3: 2-5.
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  50. Nelofer, A., and K. Ramesh, 2013. Incentives scheme can be both beneficial and counterproductive: A systematic review of efficacy and values of health workers incentives in health sector. Pak. J. Public Health, 3: 35-40.
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  51. Mateen, A., B.T. Shaikh and R. Kumar, 2013. Emergency obstetrics care services in District Neelum, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbottabad, 25: 194-197.
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  52. Mansoor, A., K. Ramesh, H. Shahid, S. Siham and M.S. Lohar et al., 2013. Environmental effects on acute respiratory infection in under five children living near brick kilns of rural Sindh, Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 3: 9-11.
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  53. Kumar, R., Z.A. Gorar, J. Ahmed, Z. Ali and A.K. Chandio et al., 2013. Assessment of health care waste management practices and knowledge among health care workers working at tertiary care setting of Pakistan. J. Health Res., 27: 233-236.
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  54. Kumar, R., R. Samrongthong and B.T. Shaikh, 2013. Knowledge, attitude and practices of health staff regarding infectious waste handling of tertiary care health facilities at metropolitan city of Pakistan. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbottabad, 25: 109-112.
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  55. Kumar, R., J. Ahmed, B.T. Shaikh, R. Hafeez and A. Hafeez, 2013. Job satisfaction among public health professionals working in public sector: A cross sectional study from Pakistan. Hum. Resour. Health, Vol. 11. 10.1186/1478-4491-11-2.
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  56. Kumar, R., B.T. Shaikh, J. Ahmed, Z. Khan, S. Mursalin, M.I. Memon and S. Zareen, 2013. The human resource information system: A rapid appraisal of Pakistan’s capacity to employ the tool. BMC Med. Inf. Decis. Mak., 13: 1-6.
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  57. Durrani, H.M., K. Ramesh and S.M. Durrani, 2013. World health organization diabetic care guidelines: Knowledge and practices of general practitioners in private clinics of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 3: 19-22.
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  58. Anwar, F., R. Kumar, S. Sulaiman and D.D.P. Dominic, 2013. Health informatics in Pakistan: Current scenario in capacity development for health professionals. Health, 4: 62-65.
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  59. Ali, Z., and R. Kumar, 2013. Knowledge, attitude and practice of crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) among rural population of Baluchistan, Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 3: 11-14.

  60. Ramesh, K., B.T. Shaikh, A.K. Chandio and A. Jamil, 2012. Role of health management information system in disease reporting at a rural district of Sindh. Pak. J. Public Health, 2: 10-12.
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  61. Mahar, B., R. Kumar, N. Rizvi, H.A. Bahalkani, M. Haq and J. Soomro, 2012. Quantity and quality of information, education and communication during antenatal visit at private and public sector hospitals of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbottabad, 24: 71-74.
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  62. Lohar, M.S., K. Ramesh, A. Jamil, Z.A. Gorar and A. Zulfiqar, 2012. Effects of harassment on health of women prisoners at a prison in Pakistan. Pak. J. Public Health, 2: 25-28.
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  63. Kumar, R., J. Ahmed and V. Mehraj, 2012. The Rising Trend Of Obesity in Pakistani Children. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8484-0975-4. Pages: 84.

  64. Kumar, R., B.T. Shaikh and J. Ahmed, 2012. Role of Health Management Information System in Disease Reporting: Health Informatics in Pakistan. Lambert Academic, Saarbrucken, pp 1-68.
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  65. Kumar, R., A. Hafeez and B.T. Shaikh, 2012. Job Satisfaction among Public Health Professionals in Pakistan. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8484-4828-9, Pages: 68.

  66. Kumar, R., 2012. Role of HMIS in Disease Reporting in Pakistan. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

  67. Gorar, Z.A., S. Mazhar and R. Kumar, 2012. Viral hepatitis C: Looking through health systems research glass, darkly. Pak. J. Public Health, 2: 15-19.
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  68. Shafiq, Y., B.T. Shaikh and R. Kumar, 2011. Availability and affordability of essential medicines: Exploring the health seeking behaviours and health service utilisation for children under-5 years living in squatter settlement of Karachi, Pakistan. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbottabad, 23: 132-138.
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  69. Kumar, R., F. Bajwa, E.A. Khan and Z.A. Gorar, 2011. Knowledge and practices about dietary habits among hepatitis B and C patients attending two public sector hospitals at Islamabad. Isra Med. J., 3: 3-6.

  70. Bahalkani, H.A., R. Kumar, A.R. Lakho, B. Mahar, S.B. Mazhar and A. Majeed, 2011. Job satisfaction in nurses working in tertiary level health care settings of Islamabad, Pakistan. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbottabad, 23: 130-133.
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  71. Kumar, R., E.A. Khan, J. Ahmed, Z. Khan, M. Magan, Nousheen and M.I. Mughal, 2010. Healthcare waste management (HCWM) in Pakistan: Current situation and training options. J. Ayub Med. Coll. Abbottabad, 22: 101-106.
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