Wednesday, 27 January 2016

PGI Celebrates 67th Republic Day

By 121 News
Chandigarh 27th January:- Prof Y K Chawla Director PGI unfurled the national flag on the occasion of 67th Republic Day of India.  Prof Chawla thanked Punjab Government for allotting 10 acres of land in Mullanpur and informed that in Chandigarh Master Plan some more land had been given to PGIMER in Sector 53.   "Our efforts would be that the same area be given to us in Sarangpur where some land has been allotted earlier", he said. Soon OPDs in Sangrur Outreach Satellite Centre would be started. 
Prof Y K Chawla said that our effort is to provide affordable patient care through biomedical engineering and by promoting innovation skills under Skill India Campaign of our Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  We have initiated many new courses keeping in mind the specialized advancements in medical sciences. For research, we have updated Central Sophisticated Instruments Cell with facilities of next generation sequencing, automated sequences, liquid chromatography.  About twenty crore rupees had been sanctioned for various research projects undertaken by the PGI faculty through extra mural grants.
It is a matter of pride that J P Nadda has requested the Institute to make a video-film on the latest facilities of tele-evidence so that it can be initiated at the national level. This facility is well connected to all courts of Punjab and Haryana which has resulted in saving precious man-hours (613 mandays) of doctors which are now being utilized for patient care and saving of expenditure on fuel.
He said that PGI is fast adding patient friendly facilities under the Digital India Campaign of the Prime Minister.  The OnlineRegistration Facility is a part of the "Digital India Initiative" for improving the patient care in the region.  In addition laboratory reports from 21 laboratories have been made available to the patients at the click of the button on their computers. The blood availability information at Blood Bank PGI can also be seen on the PGI website as well as Government of India ORS web portal. Under the clean and green programme there is an ongoing hand-hygiene campaign for infection control.  Horticulture Wing is geared up to beautify the campus. The plan for installing solar panels on all the roofs of PGI is underway. 
 Prof Chawla praised all the employees who worked hard to sustain the quality of patient care in PGIMER.  He appreciated the efforts of medical technologists, security and SC/ST employees associations for organizing blood donation camps.  He also praised the horticulture wing for winning various prizes for flower shows.   He expressed his gratitude to the NGOs Red Cross, Lifeline, Sewa Bharti, Cancer Sahayta Sahyog; philanthropic citizens and media organizations for donating in cash and kind to the poor patients of PGI.