A 300-bed mother and child care centre and a 300-bed advance neuro centre are among the projects approved at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)’s 121st general body meeting held under the chairmanship of Union Health Minister J P Nadda at PGI on Saturday.
A senior PGI official told Chandigarh Newsline that approval has been given for phase-1 of the mother and child care centre which will be built at a cost of Rs 485 crore. The neuro centre at the Institute will cost Rs 495 crore.
For the first time, officials said all general body members were given tablets and all the work was paper-less. Sources also said that during the meeting, the general body members also sanctioned new recruitment rules for faculty and non-faculty positions at the institute. “It has been made at par with the central institutes,” said an official.
An official further informed that a new Sarai will also come up inside the Institute and will be constructed by the UT administration. The date of stone laying function is likely to happen on September 9, said an official.
According to the PGI officials, the general body also gave its approval to renovate the house of the faculty in Sectors 12 and 24. “A skill development centre will also come up at the Institute. The general body meeting has also approved of creation of bio-banking faculty at the Institute,” he said.
Sources also said that Nadda was also provided a status report related to the case of PGI’s Medical Superintendent Anil Kumar Gupta, who was served a charge-sheet by PGI director Prof Yogesh Chawla last month, for allegedly “disobeying the ministry orders’ and continuing on an assignment with WHO in Nepal in 2014”. “Since the case is in court, no directions were passed by the general body meeting,” said the official.