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Union Health Ministry seeks replies from PGI on complaints

A senior official from the health ministry said after the comments are received from the PGI director, they would be presented before Union health minister J P Nadda.

PGIMER Chandigarh. Express Photo
PGIMER Chandigarh. Express Photo

The Union Health Ministry has sought replies from the PGI director on various complaints and communications received by the ministry related to the institute.

According to sources, the health minister’s office recently sent a letter to the PGI asking them to examine the communications and comment on them.

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A senior official from the health ministry said after the comments are received from the PGI director, they would be presented before Union health minister J P Nadda. “We have mentioned in the letter to respond on priority basis,” the official said.

Among the issues for which comments have been sought include a letter sent by Dr Yash Paul Sharma, professor and head of the cardiology department, PGI, about the expansion of Advanced Cardiac Centre of the institute to meet the growing demand for beds. Other issues listed in the communication include several complaints made by Subash Chander, chairman, Anti Corruption Front. Chander, who has been raising voices against the alleged irregularities at PGI, has now made several complaints to the health minister.

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A senior PGI official said on Monday they have received the communication. “Public keep sending the letters to the health ministry, complaining about several issues. The PGI director has now been asked to comment on the issues received by the ministry.”

Dr Varinder Garg, OSD to Union Health Minister at PGI, said: “Every complaint sent to the minister is being marked to the officials concerned to look into the matter so that exact facts can be represented to the minister and further action can be taken.”