Prof Y K Chawla, Director, PGIMER unfurled the national flag on the occasion of 70th Independence Day of India. While enumerating the achievements of the Institute Prof Chawla said, “it is a matter of pride that PGI has been designated as Regional Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisation of North India.
After the successful programme of eye, renal, bone marrow, heart, pancreas and liver transplant, now we are planning to begin with lungs and intestinal transplant.” Prof Chawla thanked the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and the president of the Institute J P Nadda as well as the UT Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki for allotting 50 acres of land near Sarangpur which would help us in developing emergency and trauma centre, geriatric centre, chronic rehabilitation centre, national organ transplant centre, sports medicine and regenerative medicine centre. He thanked the Punjab Govt for allotting 10 acres of land in Mullanpur for the expansion of PGIMER.
Prof Chawla congratulated the employees of the Institute for their cooperation through which the Institute won the first prize under the category Tertiary Care Public Hospitals of Kayakalp Scheme initiated by the Prime Minister.
He specially thanked the employees of Sanitation, Engineering and Nursing wings Prof Chawla praised all the employees who worked hard to sustain the quality of patient care in PGIMER.
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