Chandigarh: Union Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for construction of Infosys – Red Cross Sarai at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER) Chandigarh on Friday. The chief guest, was welcomed by the officers of Chandigarh Administration, and representatives of PGI Administration and Infosys Limited.
The land for the Sarai has been provided by the PGI to IRCS, Chandigarh, and the construction will be done by Infosys Limited. The IRCS, Chandigarh, will run the Sarai which will be constructed in 18 months at an approximate cost of Rs.12 crore to be donated by the Infosys Limited.
The total area of the site earmarked for the construction of Sarai building is 40,000 square feet. The 316-bedded building has been designed to cater to the needs of the patients and the attendants visiting PGIMER, Chandigarh. The Red Cross Sarai will go a long way in solving the demands of patients and attendants. The building will be consisting of waiting lounge, cloak room, kitchen, dining, pharmacy, lifts etc. the building will be fully equipped with ultra modern facilities like hvac, electrical and backup generators. A parking capacity of 40 four wheeler is provided in the basement with separate entry and exit ramps with additional four wheeler and two wheeler parking at surface level.
The event was presided over by V P Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh, in the presence of Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher, Adviser to the Administrator, Parimal Rai, Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi, Additional Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Chandigarh Rakesh Kumar Popli, Executive Vice president, Infosys Binod Hampapur Rangadore and Vice Chairman, IRCS, National Headquarters, New Delhi Avinas Rai Khanna and other senior officers of Chandigarh Administration.
Home Minister dedicates new Academic Block-E to public at GMCH-32
Silver Jubilee celebration of Government Medical College and Hospital-32, Chandigarh, was held on Friday with the inauguration of the new Academic Block E by the chief guest Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh.
Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT, Chandigarh V P Singh Badnore and MP Kirron Kher Chandigarh were also present on the occasion.
Adviser to the Administrator, Home Secretary-cum-SMER, Director Principal-GMCH-32, Vice Chancellor, Chief Engineer, Staff of Engineering Department, faculty of GMCH and Para Medical Staff were present on this momentous occasion. A tree plantation drive was also done before the inauguration of Block E.
Kirron Kher, MP, Chandigarh, welcomed Rajnath Singh and other esteemed guests and listed the major achievements of Chandigarh like Smart City and Kajauli water works.
V.P Singh Badnore said, “It is not just brick and mortar that makes an institution but the alumni behind the institution. In the field of medical science, no other country offers as much exposure in terms of varied cases as India.
The experience and knowledge that the doctor’s gain in our country is incredible.
During the celebrations, the Union Minister of Home Affairs also unveiled A Coffee Table Book. The annual magazine ‘Glimpse’ which showcases the hidden talent of students in literature was also released by V P Singh Badnore.
Rajnath Singh presented the awards to meritorious students in various categories like sports, culture, literature/ literary events to the students of the institution.
Speaking on the occasion Rajnath Singh said that in just 25 years, this institution has made to the list of top 15 medical colleges and top 10 government medical colleges in India.
Sharing the current position of the health sector, the Union Home Minister expressed his views on improving the medical health infrastructure. In order to give affordable health care to people, the Centre is taking steps towards universal healthcare and universal health cover. Concluding his speech, Rajnath Singh congratulated GMCH 32 for its successful 25 years and expressed his faith that the institution will keep introducing better medical facilities for the people.
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