The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, will make the entire outpatient department centrally air conditioned.
The OPD sees 8,000 on a given day. They buildings existing air-cooling system breaks down during monsoon.
PGIMER sources revealed that institute director had invited proposals from reputed consultants for the project.
So far the building has air-cooling system which doesn't work in the monsoons. The project is estimated to cost Rs12 crore and is likely to be completed by the end of March, said sources.
While the 15-year-old OPD has so far never been made centrally air-conditioned, the newer wings, including advanced centres, cardiac, eye and trauma have been centrally air conditioned.