PGI to es­tab­lish out­reach cen­tres in Pun­jab, Haryana

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - CITY - Vishav Bharti vishav.bharti@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Known as satel­lite cen­tres, they will pro­vide health care to pa­tients of the neigh­bour­ing states

■ CHANDI­GARH: To off­set the heavy pa­tient load, the PGI in­tends to es­tab­lish out­reach cen­tres in neigh­bour­ing states of Pun­jab and Haryana. These cen­tres, known as satel­lite cen­tres, will pro­vide pa­tient care to pa­tients of the neigh­bour­ing states.

The Stand­ing Aca­demic Com­mit­tee of the in­sti­tutem in its meet­ing held on De­cem­ber 12 last year, sug­gested to the PGI ad­min­is­tra­tion to “take up the mat­ter with the Pun­jab and Haryana gov­ern­ments to pro­vide land to the in­sti­tute to set up sep­a­rate satel­lite cen­tres”.

Ac­cord­ing to sources, these cen­tres to be run by the PGI ad­min­is­tra­tion will have all fa­cil­i­ties and in­fra­struc­ture re­lated to pa­tient care. Em­i­nent doc­tors from the in­sti­tute will ex­am­ine

The cen­tres will not only re­duce bur­den on the in­sti­tute, but will also pro­vide best health care out­side

the PGI MANJU WAD­WALKAR

PGI spokesper­son

the pa­tients at these cen­tres. The num­ber of beds these cen­tres will have is yet to be de­cided. The cen­tres will also pro­vide can­cer care be­sides hav­ing de-ad­dic­tion cen­tres.

Sources said the cen­tres would be in the vicin­ity of the in­sti­tute. Sources said the in­sti­tute ad­min­is­tra­tion would ap­proach Greater Mohali Area De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity and Haryana Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity for the land.

Sources in the PGI ad­min­is­tra­tion said the idea was to re­duce the heavy load of pa­tients on the PGI. The in­sti­tute of­fers treat­ment to around 15 lakh pa­tients ev­ery year and per­forms more than one lakh surg­eries an­nu­ally. The in­sti­tute re­ceives a large num­ber of pa­tients who can be treated at lower hos­pi­tals.

In the re­cent past, var­i­ous PGI di­rec­tors have ap­pealed to the neigh­bour­ing states to re­fer only those pa­tients to the in­sti­tute, who need care and sup­port ex­pected from a ter­tiary care hospi­tal, so that the PGI could con­cen­trate ad­e­quately on crit­i­cal cases.

PGI spokesper­son Manju Wad­walkar said the idea was still at the nascent stage and lo­gis­tics were be­ing worked out. “The cen­tres will not only re­duce bur­den on the in­sti­tute, but will also pro­vide best health care out­side the PGI,” she said.

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