Chandigarh:The Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has been allocated Rs 1,139 crore in the Budget which was presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday. Last year the institute had received Rs 728 crore.
While this year the PGIMER had sought Ras 1,300 crore but it got Rs 1,139 crore. PGI officials said the amount would be used for the development of the institute and various projects.
Meanwhile, for improving health services and infrastructure in the city hospitals, the Centre has allocated a Budget of Rs 52.35 crore. The funds will be utilised for strengthening and development of health infrastructure.
As per a press statement issued by the administration, the government would make the necessary developments in the construction of a 50-bed hospital at Maloya village and a 100-bed hospital in Sector 48, Chandigarh.
The allocated funds will be used in the construction of the Administrative Block at the GMSH, Sector 16, construction of 32 houses for GMCH staff in Sector 48 and construction of an Academic Block, Part II, in RIMH, Sector 31. The Chandigarh Health Department will also be completing the construction of the Mental Health Institute, Sector 32.
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