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PGIMER was one of the centres of the ICMR’s national trial for convalescent plasma therapy.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Despite unfavourable trial outcome, PGIMER to continue with plasma therapy

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 11:35 PM IST
A trial conducted across 39 hospitals in India has revealed that plasma therapy neither reduces the death risk nor does it slow down the progression of the disease from mild to severe stage. The paper, however, is yet to be peer reviewed.
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PGIMER nurses call off protest over long duration of Covid duty

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 11:33 PM IST
Will not be asked to do three months of Covid-19 duties at a stretch, reassures administration
A 32-year-old man hit by an SUV on July 26, died at Chandigarh’s PGIMER on Thursday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 32-year-old man hit by an SUV on July 26, died at Chandigarh’s PGIMER on Thursday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Victim of July 26 hit-and-run case succumbs to injuries

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 12:04 AM IST
Sharma was on his way to Zirakpur from Sohana when he was hit by the SUV near Bakarpur village on Airport Road and was taken to the Mohali Civil Hospital, from where he was referred to PGIMER
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2 days on, no arrest made in PGI nurse suicide case in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 10:46 PM IST
In a suicide note she had implicated four senior nurses who were allegedly harassing her
The infant who recovered from Covid, in her mother’s arms, being discharged from PGIMER, Chandigarh on Sunday.
The infant who recovered from Covid, in her mother’s arms, being discharged from PGIMER, Chandigarh on Sunday.

11-month-old, Chandigarh’s youngest patient, checkmates Covid

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Director PGIMER Dr Jagat Ram said that it was a triumph as treating the baby was a mighty task for the medical team due to her tender age
The Chandigarh administration has set up an exclusive isolation  ward for Covid-19 patient at PGIMER.(Ravi Kumar/HT photo)
The Chandigarh administration has set up an exclusive isolation  ward for Covid-19 patient at PGIMER.(Ravi Kumar/HT photo)

Staff safety a priority, says PGI after workers demand action for negligence

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2020 10:39 PM IST
An upset workers union wrote to the SSP after two workers were infected with the virus
The Chandigarh PGIMER nurse who recovered from Covid-19 being sent home, where he will be in self isolation for two more weeks.(HT photo)
The Chandigarh PGIMER nurse who recovered from Covid-19 being sent home, where he will be in self isolation for two more weeks.(HT photo)

Wish to serve on the frontline, says PGI nurse who survived Covid

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2020 08:40 PM IST
Volunteers donating blood at PGIMER’s blood donation centre.
Volunteers donating blood at PGIMER’s blood donation centre.

For PGI, another Herculean task: Soliciting blood donors

By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 11:14 AM IST
Thalassaemia patients are prioritised; 350 registered patients receive 20-25 units of blood daily
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PGI begins YouTube channel for information on Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 12:25 AM IST
A brainchild of Dr Amarjeet Singh, the channel aims at providing authentic information
There are seven labs conducting tests, including LLR Medical College Meerut, AMU in Aligarh, KGMU in Lucknow, PGI in Lucknow, BHU in Varanasi, BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur, UP Rural Medical College in Saifai.(Representative image/REUTERS)
There are seven labs conducting tests, including LLR Medical College Meerut, AMU in Aligarh, KGMU in Lucknow, PGI in Lucknow, BHU in Varanasi, BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur, UP Rural Medical College in Saifai.(Representative image/REUTERS)

Now, more samples can be tested in Uttar Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 10:10 AM IST
KGMU has kits to test 1500 samples at present and more kits are arriving in the next 48 hours. KGMU has also been made nodal centre for distribution of testing kits to six other labs in the state.
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Our low-cost ventilator design is different from PGI’s prototype: Mahindra group clarifies

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2020 06:30 AM IST
On Thursday, Chandigarh PGIMER had accused Mahindra and Mahindra of stealing the design of their low-cost ventilator
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Chandigarh’s PGIMER accuses business conglomerate of intellectual theft

Hinduatan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2020 12:36 AM IST
Mahindra and Mahindra has approached the institute in the wake of Covid-19 epidemic, but within 48 hours, they had copied their low-cost ventilator and claimed it as their own design, said a PGI professor
Without furnishing identity proofs, night shelters in Chandigarh refused to admit the homeless even as the facilities themselves reeled under shortage of supplies.(HT PHOTO)
Without furnishing identity proofs, night shelters in Chandigarh refused to admit the homeless even as the facilities themselves reeled under shortage of supplies.(HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus curfew: We are at the mercy of god, cry Chandigarh’s homeless

Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh | By Srishti Jaswal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The 600-bed night shelters in the city don’t accept people without ID proofs like Aadhaar
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For PGI cleaners, it’s handkerchiefs and dupattas instead of masks

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2020 01:04 AM IST
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Covid-19: With no transport, patients discharged from Chandigarh hospitals stranded

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 01:01 AM IST
PGIMER says necessary equipment will be provided soon.(HT FILE)
PGIMER says necessary equipment will be provided soon.(HT FILE)
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PGIMER calls for more blood donations in wake of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 12:46 AM IST
The institute has requested that the authorities concerned should be apprised of the impact of advisories on mass gatherings on blood supply and necessary approvals for generating awareness among the general public through various channels to keep on coming for voluntary blood donation during the pandemic

Hike in number of patients seeking sleep apnea treatment: PGI

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2020 01:06 AM IST
From two or three patients a month, the number has increased to 10 in the last 10 years, say doctors
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Corona highly mutational, outlives vaccine: Experts

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 12:32 AM IST
At a conference in Chandigarh Press Club, experts said therapy targeting host human protein instead of viral protein may help combat the virus
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Coronavirus testing lab to come up at PGI in a week

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 01:39 AM IST
Samples being sent to AIIMS Delhi for the time being
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Punjab’s acid attack survivors join hands to overcome scarred past

Hindustan Times, Balachur | By Nirupama Dutt, Balachaur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 10:12 PM IST
A meeting for survivors of Punjab has been convened by the Human Rights Legal Network (HRLN) and the Ambedkar Students Association in Chandigarh on February 29 to find ways to overcome the extreme violence.
The states were marked on a scale of 1000 and Gujarat, Kerala and Chandigarh scored more that 850 points; the scores of Delhi and Maharashtra were 800 plus. (Photo @HRDMinistry)
The states were marked on a scale of 1000 and Gujarat, Kerala and Chandigarh scored more that 850 points; the scores of Delhi and Maharashtra were 800 plus. (Photo @HRDMinistry)

Chandigarh, Gujarat, Kerala ranked top states in MHRD’s performance index

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 09:00 AM IST
In the latest Performance Grading Index (PGI) released by the HRD ministry, the top three are closely followed by Maharashtra and Delhi, where the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made the work it has done in the education sector a key election plank and won the assembly polls by a landslide.
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Matiana, 47 km from Shimla, wrongly mixed magnesium nitrate with ferrous sulphate, leading to the explosion during the chemistry practical exam on Monday.(Pic for representational purpose only)
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Matiana, 47 km from Shimla, wrongly mixed magnesium nitrate with ferrous sulphate, leading to the explosion during the chemistry practical exam on Monday.(Pic for representational purpose only)

Four Class 12 students injured during practical exam in chemistry lab in govt school near Shimla

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 04:26 PM IST
Students wrongly mixed magnesium nitrate with ferrous sulphate, leading to the explosion; two of them are hospitalised in PGI, Chandigarh, with injuries on the face
In June 2019, resident doctors went on a strike and held a massive rally in Chandigarh in support of doctors who were attacked in West Bengal(HT FILE)
In June 2019, resident doctors went on a strike and held a massive rally in Chandigarh in support of doctors who were attacked in West Bengal(HT FILE)

PGIMER admn tells doctors to refrain from going on strikes

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 12:57 AM IST
Fresh directions issued to all department heads, citing the health ministry’s orders
The move is aimed to decongest the emergency ward which, on an average, receives around 250 patients daily.(HT FILE)
The move is aimed to decongest the emergency ward which, on an average, receives around 250 patients daily.(HT FILE)

PGI senior faculty to oversee emergency ward till late evening

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 12:57 AM IST
STREAMLINING SERVICESSpecialists up to the level of additional professors from different departments will discuss cases and treatment required by patients
Doctors claimed the procedure was conducted for the first time in the region.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Doctors claimed the procedure was conducted for the first time in the region.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

PGI doctors perform novel procedure for safe heart stent implant

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The procedure was conducted on a 53-year-old male patient from Himachal Pradesh, who was suffering from daily episodes of chest pain
Ayush centre, AIIMS campus Bathinda.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Ayush centre, AIIMS campus Bathinda.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

AIIMS Bathinda to introduce Ayush treatment; team to visit Rishikesh

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 10:27 PM IST
HT file(Doctors have written numerous letters to the administration apprising it of the situation, but to no avail.)
HT file(Doctors have written numerous letters to the administration apprising it of the situation, but to no avail.)

Daily functioning suffers sans office space for 150 PGI doctors

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 12:18 AM IST
Process for hiring 77 doctors in the institute has been initiated despite lack of space
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PGI doctor dies during trekking in Himachal

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 01:15 AM IST
As per sources, he complained of breathlessness and decided to stay at one of the eating joints. The same night, his condition deteriorated and lost consciousness before breathing his last.
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Tribunal stays recovery of patient care allowance from PGI staff

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2019 01:25 AM IST
PGI employees union (non faculty), PGI medical technologists association and Meenakshi, a junior technician in PGI had filed a petition in the Tribunal
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