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PGI to open satellite centres in Ferozepur

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, January 27, 2013
First Published: 11:59 IST(27/1/2013) | Last Updated: 22:07 IST(27/1/2013)

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, will open satellite centres in Sangrur and Ferozepur.

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Dr YK Chawla, director of the PGI, came up with the announcement in his address to the institute employees on Republic Day. The centre will serve the patients from Punjab.

The plan is to put 300 beds in Sangrur and another 100 in Ferozpur. Among the north states, it is from Punjab that the institute gets maximum outdoor patients. Of its total patients, 33% are from the state. Doctors at the PGI examined nearly 1.5 lakh patients from Punjab last year.

Last week, union health secretary PK Pradhan had told the media that the health ministry had agreed to create these centres to decongest the overburdened PGI. In many of its meetings, the PGI's governing body had called for satellite centres in Punjab and Haryana.

Even the Haryana government had offered land in Panchkula to the institute to create a satellite centre. In new facilities for patients, the PGI will open a sample collection centre and fee counter in its Research Block A. "Most of Advanced Trauma Centre is functional and the renovation of Trauma-A centre was in full swing," said Dr Chawla. "Of the PGI patients, 20% were treated free of cost and Asha Jyoti mobile unit took cancer screening to women in and around Chandigarh."

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