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Non faculty staff of PGIMER will not be getting Diwali bonus this year.(HT Photo)

Hailed as Covid warriors, but no bonus: Chandigarh PGI non faculty staff to hold protest on Diwali

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Approximately 5,000 group B (non-gazetted), C and D employees will not receive the bonus
Pollution from firecrackers and stubble burning, coupled with low temperatures, can lead to a surge in Covid infections, doctors have warned.(HT Photo)
Pollution from firecrackers and stubble burning, coupled with low temperatures, can lead to a surge in Covid infections, doctors have warned.(HT Photo)

Stay safe, chance of Covid surge during Diwali, winter: PGIMER

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Exercise caution and follow safety protocols, says Dr Jagat Ram, director, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
PGIMER is expected to administer the vaccine to around 300 volunteers in phase 2 and 3 of the observer-blind, randomised, controlled study to determine the safety of Covishield (Covid-19 vaccine) and its immunogenicity (ability to provoke immune response) in healthy Indian adults.(REUTERS/For representation)
PGIMER is expected to administer the vaccine to around 300 volunteers in phase 2 and 3 of the observer-blind, randomised, controlled study to determine the safety of Covishield (Covid-19 vaccine) and its immunogenicity (ability to provoke immune response) in healthy Indian adults.(REUTERS/For representation)

No Oxford vaccine side effects in 53 volunteers at PGIMER

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:45 PM IST
PGIMER had screened 97 volunteers on Thursday, of whom 65 had already been vaccinated since September 25 when the institute started administering the first dose to volunteers
PGIMER was one of the centres of the ICMR’s national trial for convalescent plasma therapy.(HT FILE PHOTO)
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.
PGIMER’s psychiatry department can also be contacted via WhatsApp number 7087007392 and email at telepsychiatry.pgi@gmail.com.(Hindustan Times/For representation only)
PGIMER’s psychiatry department can also be contacted via WhatsApp number 7087007392 and email at telepsychiatry.pgi@gmail.com.(Hindustan Times/For representation only)

Connecting to PGIMER’s phone-in psychiatry service gets easy

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh:
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 11:39 PM IST
For tele-consultation registration, people have to call 0172 2756809 (landline), 0172 2753801(landline) and 7087007392 (mobile) numbers
The institute conducts reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), GeneXpert, and Rapid Antigen tests to detect and confirm Covid-19.(HT File Photo)
The institute conducts reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), GeneXpert, and Rapid Antigen tests to detect and confirm Covid-19.(HT File Photo)

PGIMER pegs Covid-19 test costs at 8 crore a month

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 03:25 AM IST
Dr Jagat Ram, director, PGIMER, said the institute conducted nearly 30,000 tests a month for which estimated costs had been worked out and sent to the Central government.
With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, top hospitals have been asked to create more critical care units.(via REUTERS/For representation only)
With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, top hospitals have been asked to create more critical care units.(via REUTERS/For representation only)

Chandigarh admn asks PGIMER, GMCH-32 to create more ICUs for Covid patients

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:16 PM IST
As the number of patients in dedicated Covid-19 hospitals is increasing, pressure is building up for setting up more ICUs at identified sites at PGIMER and GMCH-32
PGIMER has been selected for the trials after the Drugs Controller General of India granted approvals to the Serum Institute of India in Pune for conducting phase 2 and 3 of the Covishield trials.(HT Photo)
PGIMER has been selected for the trials after the Drugs Controller General of India granted approvals to the Serum Institute of India in Pune for conducting phase 2 and 3 of the Covishield trials.(HT Photo)

PGIMER to start Oxford Covid vaccine trials by end of August

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Around 2,000 people will be examined and about 1,600 persons will be selected. Out of them the institute has committed around 250 people. Recruitment will be done in the first month
The Central government in February had allocated ₹1,426 crore to PGIMER in its Union budget, ₹724 crore less than what it had sought.(HT Photo)
The Central government in February had allocated ₹1,426 crore to PGIMER in its Union budget, ₹724 crore less than what it had sought.(HT Photo)

PGIMER seeks 485 crore from Centre under supplementary budget grant

By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The institute is also not likely to generate estimated revenues of 150 crore for this financial year because of partial closure of medical services.
The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)
The DM course in interventional radiology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is the first of its kind programme in north India(HT photo)

PGIMER to start DM course in interventional radiology

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Interventional radiology, an important subspecialty of radiology, allows minimally invasive procedures to be done quickly under minimal anesthesia. It’s also relatively painless
PGIMER has been chosen as a validation centre as part of an Indian Council of Medical and Research (ICMR) programme for clinical trials for such tests for Covid-19 cases.(REUTERS/For representation)
PGIMER has been chosen as a validation centre as part of an Indian Council of Medical and Research (ICMR) programme for clinical trials for such tests for Covid-19 cases.(REUTERS/For representation)

PGIMER to be validation centre for rapid Covid-19 diagnostic tests

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 10:59 PM IST
The antigen detection tests will be quick, accurate, cover a large chunk of the population, and be done POC or where the patient is being cared for.
PGIMER doctors have been given the go-ahead to retest patients suspected to have been reinfected with Covid-19.(AP)
PGIMER doctors have been given the go-ahead to retest patients suspected to have been reinfected with Covid-19.(AP)

Retest negative cases if Covid-19 suspected, PGIMER tells docs

Hindutan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 09:12 PM IST
Repeat tests based on symptoms and suspicion will help maintain low level infection spread, says PGIMER director
The condition of a doctor who tested positive for Covid-19 while working at the Civil Hospital in Sector 22 deteriorated when she was being treated at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16(HT Photo/For representation only)
The condition of a doctor who tested positive for Covid-19 while working at the Civil Hospital in Sector 22 deteriorated when she was being treated at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16(HT Photo/For representation only)

PGIMER refuses to treat critically ill frontline Covid warrior, then admits her after 6 hours

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 02:49 AM IST
The doctor, who contracted the disease while working at the Sector 22 Civil Hospital, had been isolated at GMSH-16 when her condition deteriorated
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36-year-old man injured in Friday’s hit and run dies at PGIMER

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The deceased, 36-year-old Sukhwinder Singh of Burail Village in Sector 45, worked as a mechanic.
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No new Covid-19 case in Chandigarh after three weeks, PGI sends six patients home, most in a day

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 01:08 AM IST
Cured cases positive indicators that our recovery rate is consistently increasing and is comparable to the best in the country, says PGIMER director Dr Jagat Ram
Seniors checking if the PPE kits have been worn properly at PGIMER in Chandigarh.(HT PHOTO)
Seniors checking if the PPE kits have been worn properly at PGIMER in Chandigarh.(HT PHOTO)

Young Covid-19 warriors in Chandigarh undaunted by infection risks, skin lesions, dehydration

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Working in non-AC environments can be tough and PPE suits make things work, says nursing officers at PGIMER’s Covid-19 hospital
In view of the rising number of patients, around 40 healthcare workers are deputed at the Covid-19 hospital, which has already filled to half of its capacity.(HT Photo)
In view of the rising number of patients, around 40 healthcare workers are deputed at the Covid-19 hospital, which has already filled to half of its capacity.(HT Photo)

Spike in cases: Chandigarh PGIMER’s Covid hospital now 50% occupied

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 11:48 PM IST
PGIMER director Dr Jagat Ram said there has been huge influx of patients referred from GMCH-32 and GMSH-16
A Chandigarh woman who recovered from Covid being given a ceremonial send off by the PGIMER team.(HT Photo)
A Chandigarh woman who recovered from Covid being given a ceremonial send off by the PGIMER team.(HT Photo)

Another Chandigarh woman recovers, discharged from PGIMER’s Covid ward

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 12:42 AM IST
Three others of her family who were also Covid patients were discharged a few days earlier
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
A patient being taken for dialysis from an inn at the PGIMER to a private facility in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.(Anil Dayal/HT)
A patient being taken for dialysis from an inn at the PGIMER to a private facility in Sector 38, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.(Anil Dayal/HT)

Dialysis patients have a tough time amid Covid-19 curfew in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Tanbir Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 12:16 PM IST
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Coronavirus testing: 14 centres of excellence to mentor medical colleges

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2020 02:45 PM IST
The ICMR has already invited applications from all government and private medical colleges for establishing COVID-19 testing facilities.
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
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has released an official notification regarding the recruitment of Senior Residents, Senior Medical Officers (Casualty in Emergency) and various other posts on its official website.(Istock)
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has released an official notification regarding the recruitment of Senior Residents, Senior Medical Officers (Casualty in Emergency) and various other posts on its official website.(Istock)

PGIMER Recruitment 2020: Apply for 159 vacancies of Senior Residents, MO and other posts from April 4

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 09:01 AM IST
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has released an official notification regarding the recruitment of Senior Residents, Senior Medical Officers (Casualty in Emergency) and various other posts on its official website.
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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
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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
PGIMER says necessary equipment will be provided soon.(HT FILE)
PGIMER says necessary equipment will be provided soon.(HT FILE)
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Coronavirus outbreak: More testing centres needed, states should contain cases locally, says PGIMER director

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2020 01:29 AM IST
On an average, 50 tests are being conducted daily, right now at PGIMER, Chandigarh
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Don’t visit for minor ailments: PGIMER advisory amid Covid-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 01:02 AM IST
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US tourist walks out of isolation ward in Chandigarh, put back in quarantine

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2020 12:48 AM IST
After travelling through Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, mostly on a bicycle, he visited the Emergency at the PGIMER on Sunday with flu-like symptoms
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