Vinita Srivastava has 20 years of experience in the Health and Social Sector and is currently the Health Adviser at the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Prior to this role, she served as the Head of – Blood Cells at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, looking after blood services, Haemoglobinopathies, and hemophilia in the country. She is an expert in the Health Sector having good knowledge in the Health sector, Social sector, Indian law, Mass Media approach, and of course the upcoming field of Health economics.
A Law Graduate and Master in Social Science, Journalism & Mass Communications, she did her MBA in Hospital Management. She also did her Health Economics, Health Promotion, and Maternal/child (RMNCHA) Health, etc. from PGIMER Chandigarh and the public health foundation of India. She completed Foreign Language courses in French and German from IIT Kanpur. Along with academic excellence, she is a classical music lover and has done Visharad in classic music. Vinita has participated in 22 guidelines of Indian and international standards which includes Hemoglobinopathies guidelines, Blood transfusion guidelines, IPHS guidelines, snake bites, viral Hepatitis guidelines, Malaria, Ayurveda, and many others.
Vinita has received various awards in different forums at State, National, and International levels. She also has been awarded by Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan for exemplary work in the field of blood services. She is a registered voluntary blood donor at IRCS and donated blood 51 times so far. She has represented the country and presented papers on different forums related to blood services, Haemoglobinopathies, hemophilia, and social aspects. Her first paper in an International Seminar at IIT Kanpur, on “Bureaucracy in India”, was later chronicled in a book of the same name.