Dr Jikmik Rupalee Jonak

Dr Jikmik Rupalee Jonak is Aastrika Midwifery Centre’s full-time Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She has extensive experience in normal deliveries, instrumental deliveries, and caesareans. She recently returned from Oman, where she handled numerous deliveries a month.

She has done her MBBS from Gauhati Medical College & Hospital and an MS in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from Assam Medical College & Hospital. She also holds a Certificate Diploma in Endoscopy, and a Basic Diploma in Reproductive Medicine and Embryology, both from Kiel School, Germany, and a Master Course in Cosmetic Gynaecology from Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Delhi, India.

Dr Jikmik is well versed with and follows the UK based RCOG and NICE guidelines for the management of her patients. Dr Jikmik believes in evidence-based practices and follows a midwifery model of care with her clients. She believes that the majority of women can give birth naturally, and works on empowering women to do so. She believes in mother-centric care and encourages women to ask questions about their journey into motherhood.

Dr. Anupama Rohidekar

Dr Anupama Rohidekar is Aastrika Midwifery Centre’s Senior Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She has over 25 years of experience in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Dr Anupama has conducted births in both low and high resource settings. Most recently, she has worked in Yemen and Iraq with Doctors Without Borders, where she has conducted several births independently.

Dr Anupama has completed her MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and a post graduation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from G S Medical College, Mumbai and Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. She is also a certified water birth practitioner, trained under the international expert Barbara Harper.

Dr Anupama believes in providing women-centric care and is known among her clients to be encouraging and detailed in all her interactions.

Dr. Jagadisha S

Dr. Jagadisha S is Aastrika Midwifery Centre’s Consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist. He has completed his MBBS and MD (Pediatrics) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Sciences, Bangalore and holds a Diplomate of National Board (Pediatrics) from the National Board of Examination, New Delhi, and a Fellowship in Neonatology from the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Jagadisha S has a special interest in intensive care, especially the neonatal population, and has been trained in a level 3 NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) during his residency and fellowship. He comes with extensive experience in handling very sick babies and has managed cases of hyperbilirubinemia, extreme prematurity, meconium aspiration syndrome, birth asphyxia, respiratory distress in newborns, sepsis, neonatal seizures, PPHN (Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn), CCHD (Critical congenital heart disease), IEM (Inborn errors of metabolism), and the like.

Dr. Jagadisha has more than seven years of experience and strongly believes in the practice of evidence-based medicine, which is also a core principle of Aastrika Midwifery Centre.

Anjumol Joseph

Anjumol Jospeph is Aastrika Midwifery Centre’s Midwife. Anjumol holds a degree in GNM & Certification as a Professional Midwife from Fernandez School of Nursing, Hyderabad. She has a total of 12 years experience as a staff nurse in Women & Child Health Care in Fernandez Hospital and a Registered Nurse and Midwife in King Abdullaziz University Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Anjumol has managed several births independently and has extensive experience working in labor wards. She has expertise in patient monitoring, vaginal examinations as well as handling latest medical equipments.

Salomi Thomas

Salomi comes with a total of 23 years of experience, she has worked as Lecturer, Assistant & Associate Professor, and staff nurse. Prior to Aastrika, she worked for St.John’s Medical College of Nursing, St.Martha’s College of Nursing, Fernandez Hospital, and other hospitals. Salomi holds Masters in M.Sc(N) OB/Gyn., Bsc Nursing, and Diploma in GNM. She has undergone training as a Clinical Midwifery Trainee at Fernandez and has been working in the labour department.

Salomi hails from Kerala and has moved to Bangalore now to join Aastrika.

Tintu Joseph

Tintu comes with 11 years plus experience working in labour wards & Obstetrics department, she holds a Diploma in Nursing (GNM) and completed a professional Midwifery course at Fernandez Hospital. Prior to Aastrika Tintu worked for Fernandez Hospital and Rainbow Children Hospital, Bangalore.

Tintu hails from Kerala and lives in Bangalore with her family.

Ranjitha Y.D

Ranjitha comes with a rich professional experience of 14 years as a Chief Nurse. She is specialized in IVF, Obstetrics & Gynecology care, and implementation of RN-specific duties as well as oversight and streamlining of administrative functions.

Her strength is her strong leadership qualities in the field of nursing. She is good at counselling and motivating patients.

Prior to Aastrika, Ranjitha worked with many hospitals like Apollo, Venkateshwara Hospital, Garbhagudi IVF Center to name a few. She hails from Karnataka.

Kavita Singh

Kavita works as a Staff Nurse at Aastrika Midwifery Centre. She has 13 years experience working in Labor Delivery Rooms & Recovery(LDR) and other departments.
Kavita holds a Diploma in General Nursing and Midwife (GNM). Her interests include cooking and reading.

Chandramma Ningaiah

Chandramma is a Staff Nurse at Aastrika Midwifery Centre. She has 10 years of experience with Labour Delivery & Recovery (LDR) and has been a ward in-charge for gynaecology.
Chandramma holds a Diploma in General Nursing and Midwife (GNM). In her spare time, Chandramma likes to read books.

Ashamol Joseph

Ashamol comes with 5 years of experience in nursing and patient care. Prior to Aastrika, she worked as a Staff Nurse at Fernandez Hospital in Hyderabad. She holds a diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery.

She is strong in handling patients in the ICU, Labour ward, and Casualty. She is adaptable to any situation, is service-oriented, and has good communication skills.

Ashamol is enthusiastic and passionate about her work. She hails from Kottayam, Kerala.

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