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Govt approves plan to build mortuary complex at PGIMS

india Updated: Sep 05, 2013 18:38 IST
HT Correspondent

The Haryana government has given its nod for building a mortuary complex at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) here.

The current mortuary complex at the PGIMS was established 53 years ago at the time of its inception and now it has turned old which emanates foul smell, dreaded look and its building is in complete shambles.

The project was put up by the PGIMS in 2009 in order to have smooth handling of dead bodies.

Forensic expert Dr SK Dhattarwal said: "The mortuary will be set up in over 4,000 square metres of area, which would be equipped with special colour coded flooring, air flow and exhaust fans will be installed to eliminate odours."

He said the mortuary will have a reception, waiting area, centrally air-conditioned special compartment for various departments to allow more interaction between forensic and pathology staff.

The Punjab and Haryana high court had already observed for better condition of postmortems plus medico-legal works for the doctors dealing with autopsies.

Another doctor said the project would cost more than Rs 38 crore and it would be set up by a New Delhi-based company. On an average over 3,000 postmortems are conducted at the PGIMS mortuary complex.