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Dr. Arnab Ghosh

Area of Research : Remote Patient Monitoring System, AI in healthcare, Nanomedicine, Automated Drug Delivery System, Protective Equipment & Point-of-Care Medical Diagnostic Aids

Date of Joining : July 2020

Surg Cdr (Dr) Arnab Ghosh is a Medical Specialist in the Indian Navy and a Ph.D. Scholar in Biomedical Engineering in BSBE Department under the guidance of Prof Rohit Srivastava. He is working on several diverse projects in NanoBios Lab especially in the Remote Healthcare Monitoring aids. He has a different and unorthodox view about the Healthcare of this country. He believes that the true and needful innovations in health sectors should come from the ground level. He wants to bridge the gap between the Medical and Engineering fields of this country. Relying on his clinical acumen he identified several problem areas in the clinical fields and prototyped many. With an incredible number of applied IPR (21 in number so far), he is working on several projects ranging from Personal Protective Equipment, Sterilization system, Spectral Analyser, High Altitude Warfare Clothings, Mucogel, Chemotherapy related protective equipment, Digital health aids, and many more. The goal of this physician-scientist is to help Indian Navy and the Armed Forces Build their own innovation ecosystem for helping the country to achieve self-sustainability in the Healthcare sector. His innovation The NavRakshak PPE has been fully commercialized and sold about lakhs of copies during Covid Pandemic and also created 1200 jobs. This is the first-ever Trademarked Product invented by a Uniformed Person (and not from any R&D wing) of the Indian Armed Forces.

Background : MBBS: Medical College Kolkata

MD (Medicine): Armed Forces Medical College, Pune,

DNB (Medicine)

MNAMS (Medicine)

Recipient of AFMC Gold Medal for best MD Thesis 2014-17 batch

Best Innovators Award in Armed Forces consecutive for 4th time since 2019.

Recipient of on the spot 'Chief of Naval Staff Commendation' in Feb 2021 for contribution in innovations in Indian Navy

Recipient of Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Commendation for devotion to duty in 2019

Recipient of ADGQA Commendation in Oct 2020 for Devotion to Duty

Additional Qualifications:

  • Certified in Palliative Care Medicine from CIPLA, 

  • Trained in Advanced Ventilation from 'Best of Brussels'

  • IBSC Certified Level-5 Biomedical Engineer

  • Certified in IPR and PCT from WIPO& IP India

  • Achievements in Innovation:

  • Innovator of 'NavRakshak' TM(R) PPE and Mask

  • Creator of the App PubCheck Publication checker for DGAFMS and National Medical Commission of India (


Important Designation held:

Former Faculty of Medicine, AFMC, Pune

Founder Member of Technology Development Acceleration Cell (Innovation Headquarters of Indian Navy)

Officer-in-Charge Innovation Cell (1st Innovation department under DGMS, Navy), Institute of Naval Medicine, Mumbai

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