AS MANY as 200 new CCTV cameras would be installed in the next few months at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in a bid to improve the security on campus. PGI officials said the step is being taken in view of increasing footfall at the hospital, which has led to a need for more cameras.
PGI’s chief security officer P C Sharma told Chandigarh Newsline Wednesday that the institute was planning to install around 200 CCTV cameras. “We have identified the places, where there is a need to install the cameras. The cameras would be installed not before the next three months,” he said.
It is expected to bring a relief for the visitors as there has been an increase in theft incidents reported from the PGI campus.
PRO PGI Manju Wadwalkar said that at present, 270 cameras are installed inside the campus.
“Five of them are not functional, but they will be repaired soon,” she told Chandigarh Newsline.
Last week, three PGI nurses had also complained that there mobiles phones were stolen from Advanced Paediatric Centre (APC) where they are posted.
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Sources in the PGI said that recently few police officers of the Chandigarh police also met the PGI director and insisted that more CCTV cameras should be installed.