Chandigarh,.2701.18-Prof Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER, unfurled the national flag on the occasion of 69th Republic Day of India and paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Sardar Patel, Bhagat Singh and other martyrs through whose sacrifices India gained freedom. 

 Some of the achievements and future projects of the Institute enumerated by Prof Jagat Ram are as follows:

 Besides the proposed Trauma Centre, Cancer Centre, Learning Resource Centre and OPD at Sarangpur, a Geriatrics Centre is being planned on the PGI campus.

 A new Sewerage Treatment Plant and Effluent Treatment Plant are going to come up as part of expansion of civic amenities on the campus.

 New spaces have been marked in the approved master plan for parking facilities to ease the suffering of patients. 

 In the last six months eighteen doctors have been appointed and 77 promoted. 291 employees have been recruited and 106 promoted. 53 employees  were confirmed and 217 were given financial upgradation. An Employees Charter is being framed to provide various facilities to them.

 While going through  the achievements of the Institute Prof Jagat Ram said, “It is a matter of pride that under the guidance of Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi and Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Sh. J.P Nadda PGIMER has been progressing day by day and has been selected as the best hospital of the country by British Medical Journal and second best by The Week Magazine. Government of India has twice selected PGIMER as one of the cleanest hospitals of the country. Our faculty members have won numerous national and international awards for their achievements. I congratulate all for this.”  

 Prof Jagat Ram thanked Sh. J.P Nadda and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for approving funds i.e. 485 crores for Advanced Mother and Child Care Centre and 495.31 crores for Advanced Neuro Sciences Centre. This would create additional facilities for patients. There is also a concerted  effort for initiating the construction of 300 bedded

hospital at Sangrur and completing 250 bedded hospital at PGI, Chandigarh this year.

 Prof Jagat Ram thanked the employees for their cooperation. He requested everyone to follow discipline and emphasised on team work. He appealed to the citizens of Chandigarh and the PGI fraternity to give their valuable suggestions for improving the functioning of PGIMER for the benefit of the common man.

Faculty, nursing, administrative and other staff were present on the occasion.  Patriotic songs were sung by the Nursing staff and sweets were distributed amongst the children, patients and employees.


The 69th Republic Day of the Nation was also celebrated in Temporary OPD, PGIMER, Satellite Centre, Sangrur with all the staff and their families. Dr Ashok Kumar, Additional Professor and Officer I/c, Satellite Centre Sangrur unfurled the flag and congratulated all the staff and their families. He appreciated the efforts and hard work of all the staff to keep the OPD functional and asked them to work with  punctuality, discipline and honesty and  maintain the high standards of PGIMER in all spheres of services.