CHANDIGARH,16.08.18-PGI celebrated tree plantation diwas today on the eve of independence day. Prof. Dr. Jagat Ram planted a neem tree and kicked of the campaign for planting 500 number saplings in the PGI campus this monsoon season. Mixed species of trees will be planted as per the landscape requirement of the PGI campus. All the high-ups of the institute were present on this occasion and planted a sapling each. The function was organized by horticulture wing of the institute.

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Prof Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER unfurls the National Flag on Independence Day

Prof Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER, unfurled the national flag on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day of India. While enumerating 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. Department of Transfusion Medicine has been awarded Prestigious Award by International Society of Blood Transfusion for outstanding services for 2018.

Drug De- Addiction and Treatment Centre, Department of Psychiatry has been adjudged with National Award of Organization of Excellence in the field of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug Abuse).

Our faculty members have won numerous national and international awards for their achievements. I congratulate all for this.” Some of the achievements of the Institute were enumerated by Prof Jagat Ram:

Taking initiative towards manpower augmentation 261 posts of Assistant Professors, 271 Posts of SR’s, 287 posts of JR’s, 82 Seats of DM/MCH and 131 posts of Technical staff under process for Approval.

In the last one year 200 doctors have been appointed, 30 have been promoted under Assessment Promotion Scheme, 76 employees have been appointed, 119 have been confirmed and 267 employees have been financially upgraded under MACP/ACP. Third Cadre Review and Coordination committee’s report has been submitted for consideration to the Ministry. 7th pay commission report has already been implemented in the Institute. Work has been awarded for 300 bedded Advanced Mother and Child Care Centre worth Rs 485 crore and 300 bedded Advanced Neurosciences Centre worth Rs. 495 crore in PGI which will be started shortly. PGI has been providing outpatient OPD services to 500-600 patients daily through PGI Outreach Satellite Centre in Sangrur.

Despite PGIMER being a referral hospital approximately ten to eleven thousand patients are examined in the OPDs and emergency every day. The faculty members and resident doctors are busy both with the clinical and research activities and are able to generate approximately 33 crore rupees as extramural grants from various research agencies.

Patients are getting treatment under latest hi-tech developments. Third space endoscopic procedure has been developed for the Acholasia Cardia patients by the Department of Gastroenterology. Sequencing facilities for diagnosing inherited genetic conditions has been started in Advanced Pediatric Centre.

Under Digital India Campaign, first project of computerization has been completed. To provide affordable medicines and medical implants, many AMRIT outlets and Jan Aushadhi Kendras has been opened and very soon PGI is going to start its own pharmacy.