Bhupinder Singh Hooda,Chief Minister,Haryana,handed over the keys of three Swaraj Mazda vans to Professor Yogesh Chawla,Director,Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER),Chandigarh,on Thursday. The vans were donated by Randeep Singh Surjewala,Public Works Minister,Haryana,from his discretionary fund. It will provide free shuttle service to patients within the PGI campus.
Hooda said the vans would facilitate patients and doctors at PGI in a big way as the institute had a huge campus. The institute which was inaugurated by late Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1962 has made a mark for itself in the last 50 years in the field of health facilities and medical education. PGI has been maintaining its credibility, added Hooda.
Speaking on the occasion,Surjewala said three vans costing Rs 30 lakh were donated to PGI,which has an area of about 277 acre,to provide free transportation to the poor patients coming to the Institute.
Surjewala had donated five vans to the Institute earlier as well. PGI Deputy Director Chetan Rao,Haryana Granth Academy Vice-Chairman Kamlesh Bhartiya and other senior officers of PGI were also present.