Union Health Minister J P Nadda will inaugurate several facilities, including AMRIT (Affordable Medicine and Reliable Implants for Treatment) pharmacy, an advanced MRI machine and Femtosecond cataract facility, at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Saturday.
Sources said Nadda will also inaugurate a sleep lab for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea and PGIMER Telemedicine Link with Kinnaur, Sabrimala and Amarnath pilgrimage in J&K. An MoU has been signed between health ministry and ISRO for providing tele-education to all the connected centers with the help of PGI in which it will transmit tele-CME to ISRO connected centres.
Nadda, who is also the president of PGI, will chair the general body meeting. A PGI official said: “We are expecting that a committee will be formed to select the new director of the institute. The standing finance meeting minutes will be cleared by the general body and other issues like plagiarism for which some doctors have been served notices will also be discussed.”
The sources said Nadda will be the chief guest of National Institute of Nursing Education in its first convocation. “More than 500 candidates will be awarded degrees as well as eight medals each of silver and bronze to the outstanding undergraduate candidates and certificates of distinction to the post-graduates. Previous convocations were held under the aegis of Panjab University, last of which was in 2007,” a source said.