Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will lay the foundation stone of the PGI satellite centre at Ghabdan village in Sangrur district on Thursday.
According to a PGI press release, the Punjab government has allocated 25 acres of land to the institute for setting up the centre.
The centre will have 300-bed teaching hospital in the first phase with outreach community health services programme in predominantly rural population.
The centre will have key medical and surgical departments of internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, anaesthesia, radiology, radiotherapy, ophthalmology, ENT, dental, community/family medicine and psychiatry considering the prevalent morbidity and mortality pattern and the health needs of the community.
The centre will also have provision for residential quarters for faculty and staff.
The union health ministry has also given the nod to the PGI to set up a 100-bed centre in Ferozepur.