About Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, [PGIOME&R] Chandigarh
The PGIMER owes its inception to the vision of late Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, the then Chief Minister of Punjab and the distinguished medical educationists of the then combined state of Punjab, supported by the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru who considered the institutions of scientific knowledge as temples of learning and the places of pilgrimage. The institute started in 1962 and Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru inaugurated the hospital now named “Nehru Hospital” on 7th July 1963. The Institute was originally under the Government of undivided Punjab. After the reorganization of the state, the administrative control of the institute passed on to the Union Territory of Chandigarh in November 1966. The Institute became an autonomous body under the Act of Parliament in 1967 functioning under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, with the following mandate.
Provide high quality patient care.
Attain self-sufficiency in postgraduate medical education and to meet the country’s need for highly qualified medical teachers in all medical and surgical fields.
Provide educational facilities for the training of personnel in all-important branches of health activity.
Undertake basic community based research.
Why Join Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
- An autonomus Institute
- Offers quality education in medical and research field
- State of Art Infrastructure
- 100% Placement Assistance
- Research labs with latest equipments
- Qualified visiting faculty
- The Department of Urology has introduced the unique facility of Robotic Assisted Surgery in November, 2014. North of Delhi, this is the only such facility in India. Robotic Assisted Surgery offers the benefit of enhanced precision and meticulousness of tissue dissection & suturing with the help of three dimensional vision of the operative field with 10 times magnification. The da vinci SiRobotic Surgical System installed at PGIMER, Chandigarh is the only such system in the country with the facility of real time simulator and double surgeons console. The department also identified new species of Malassezia causing dandruff and named it as Malasseziaarunalokeii.
- The Department of Renal Transplant Surgery performed the first pancreas transplant at PGIMER, Chandigarh. Although a number of pancreatic transplants are performed across the world, this is only the sixth such transplant in the whole of India.
- The Department of Pulmonary medicine screened about 135 patients who were potential candidates fulfilling one or more criteria for lung transplant. At present, of them only about 15 are eligible and willing for transplant and are in various stages of workup for the same. PGI already has all the necessary approvals and infrastructure for conducting lung transplant and we are hopeful that it would be done very soon.
- PGIMER, Chandigarh has been conferred two Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards for the year 2014 under the categories of Medical Technology and Diagnostics, Pathology Laboratories. These awards were evaluated on the basis of problems faced, innovative solutions and benefits to patients and other stakeholders, operational metrics including patient satisfaction and turnaround time for services provided, academic research and training, status of accreditation and contribution to the nation.
- PGI’s Neuroscience Research Laboratory (NRL) has won the prestigious 2014 QCI-DL Shah Quality National Award from Quality Council of India (QCI), Govt of India. This award was given under the category of ‘Research” making it the first ever research lab in the country to have been recognized for voluntarily implementing the international standards of research usually reserved for USFDA or OECD approved drug testing facilities. The award was conferred for ‘Redefining the basic research investigations by broadening the purview of Good Lab Practices’.
Awards & Honours:
Prof. Amod Gupta, Head, Department of Ophthalmology awarded ‘Padma Sri’ for the year 2014 by the President of India.
President of India conferred the National Florence Nightingale Award 2014 to Ms. Sunita Sharma, Female Multipurpose Worker.
Prof. K. Gauba was awarded Fellowship of the National Academy Medical Sciences (FAMS) at the Annual Conference of National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) for his significant contribution in the field of Dentistry.
Some of the noted alumni from this prestigious institute are:
Dr. Brian J. Pereira, president and chief executive officer of the Advanced Magnetics and president of the National Kidney Foundation of the United States of America
Prof. Rajesh Kumar, epidemiologist and public health specialist
Prof BK Sharma, landmark researcher in area of Takayasu arteries
Prof SD Deodhar, rheumatologist of international eminence who started one of first rheumatology clinics in the country
A number of departments have been designated as research centers by WHO and national agencies. Some of the WHO designated centers include:
Mental Health Centre (Psychiatry)
Clinical research in human reproduction (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Quality Control in Clinical Chemistry (Biochemistry)
Blood Transfusion and Hematology
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