Union Health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad laid the foundation stone of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research’s (PGIMER) Satellite Centre at Ghabdan village in Punjab’s Sangrur district on October 10.
The Punjab government has allocated 25 acres of land to the institute for setting up of the centre, said a PGIMER spokesperson in Chandigarh.
The satellite centre will have 300-bedded teaching hospital in the first phase with outreach community health services programme in predominantly rural population.
The centre will have key medical and surgical departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Anaesthesia, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dental, Community/Family Medicine and Psychiatry considering prevalent morbidity and mortality pattern and the health needs of the community, the spokesperson said.
The centre would also have provision for residential quarters for faculty and staff.Posted in States