The Institute is continuing to achieve the
objective of service to the community, care of the needy and research for the
good of all. The Institute has shown the way to the entire nation in the
sphere of health care and medical training.
1. The Nehru Hospital, the most vital part of the
Institute, caters to the need of very sick and has about 50,000 annual
admissions. The Institute has important diagnostic and therapeutic facilities,
which are important compliments to the parallel clinical specialties.
2. A comprehensive emergency department (140 bedded) with divisions catering to
medical, pediatric, surgical emergencies and trauma round the clock is a
remarkable feature of the Institute. The new emergency block has attached
laboratory, X-ray and operation theatre facilities. The department of
Radiodiagnosis and Imaging has facilities for MRI, CT scan, ultrasound and
caters to the emergency services besides the routine service.
3. The Institute is actively involved in the community health services. The
department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health along with departments of Pediatrics, Medicine,
and Obstetrics and Gynecology are busy conducting studies pertaining to the
community health needs.
4. Advanced Pediatric Centre (300 bedded) is a multispeciality facility
dedicated to the care of children. The centre which was inaugurated in 1997 by
Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma, the then president of has been equipped with
modern facilities for treatment, teaching and research. The centre provides a 24
hours emergency service and a pediatric intensive care unit. It has a separate
pediatric outpatient department. The centre provides speciality services in
the field of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Allergy and Immunology,
Pulmonology, Cardiology, Genetics and metabolic diseases. The department also has
a super specialty of Neonatology with Neonatal Intensive Care facilities.
5. Super speciality of Gastroenterology is housed in a separate building with
all modern facilities for treatment, teaching and research. The department has
its own laboratory facilities - biochemistry, enzymology, microbiology,
virology, radiology and pathology services. In addition, the department has a
full-fledged section of pediatric gastroenterology.
6. Drug de-addiction and treatment centre has well functioning outpatient,
inpatient, and outreach components. Active liaison with fellowship groups and
other centres is maintained which in turn helps in the aftercare,
rehabilitation, and manpower development.
7. Round the clock emergency services are provided for issue of blood and blood
components. Mobile unit of the department of Transfusion Medicine conducts
voluntary blood donation camps within and outside Chandigarh.
8. New OPD Block houses most of the out patient departments which
are fully functional. It also has physiotherapy services, minor operation
theatres for short surgical procedures. It also houses the DOTS centre for
giving supervised treatment to patients of tuberculosis.
9. Advanced Eye Centre was
inaugrated by Sh. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Hon'ble Vice President of India in the
august presence of Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss Hon'ble Minister of Health and Family
Welfare on Saturday, March 18, 2006. The Advanced eye Centre has introduced
several new advanced technologies, some of which are among the first in India
and include Optical Coherence Tomography, Heidelberg Retinal Tomography, Prefrential Hyperacuity Perimetery, Confocal Specular
Microscopy, Eye Bank Specular Microscopy, Fluorescein and Indocyanine
Green Angiography, Variety of Lasers, Computerized Perimeteric Techniques,
Frequency Doubling Technique for Perimetery, High Resolution
Ultrasonography, Ultrasonic Biomcroscopy, Corneal Topography, Automated
Computerized Refractors and highly sophisticated electrophysiological
techniques. All sophisticated ocular surgical procedures viz: IOL Implants
for complicated cataracts, Lasik Surgery for removal of refractive errors,
Trauma Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgical Procedures, Endoscopic DCR surgery,
Galucoma and Vitreo Retinal Surgery including Laser Surgery for premature
babies even in the incubators are routinely performed. Neoadjuvant
Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma has been introduced.
Teaching / Training
The Institute has met the
objective of providing educational facilities for the training of personnel both
medical and non-medical in all the important branches of health activity. The
Institute has attained self sufficiency in postgraduate medical education and
runs a continuous, full time residency program in most of the specialties of medical sciences e.g. medicine, surgery, pathology, etc.
There is a full fledged institute of
nursing called National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) which imparts
quality nursing education.
The Institute is involved in research for the rural
and community related environment and health problems. There has been a steady
progress in developing new research methods and strategies for the benefit of
patients. The focus of research has been on tackling diseases like diarrhoea,
tuberculosis, malaria, amoebiasis, HIV, leprosy, hepatitis, anaemia, leukaemia,
hypertension, atherosclerosis, thalassemia, dental caries, stone disease,
cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Various modern techniques are available to conduct studies like flow cytometry,
chromatography (HPLC, FPLC), molecular biology, and genetic studies.
year nearly 400 research articles are published for the institute in national and international
number of departments have been designated as research centres by WHO and
various national agencies. WHO designated Centres include:
Clinical research in
human reproduction (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Mental Health Centre (Psychiatry)
Quality Control in Clinical Chemistry (Biochemistry)
Blood Transfusion and Haematology
Institute has been recognized by National AIDS Control Organisation and has a
voluntary testing and counseling centre (VCTC) located at the fourth floor of
the research A block. The institute provides free drugs for treatment of HIV
Achievments of PGIMER in
PGIMER is completing 50 years
of its existence and is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year. In this journey
of 50 years PGI has made significant contribution in the field of medical
education, research and quality patient care. The institute has not only
achieved leadership in many areas but also has established itself as the best
service provider, an achievement recently highlighted in a national weekly
where we are placed second. In 2012 PGIMER climbed the following steps:
First paediatric stem cell
Doctors at the Advanced Pediatrics Centre of PGI, Chandigarh have
successfully performed a stem cell transplant of a three year old boy with
cancer. The little boy was suffering from a rare cancer, called
Neuroblastoma which had spread all over his body.
Nucleic acid testing (NAT)
Nucleic acid testing (NAT) Lab in the Department of Transfusion Medicine at
PGI was inaugurated. NAT is the most sensitive and state-of-the-art
testing for improving blood safety from transfusion transmissible viral
infections-HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. It detects the presence of DNA
or RNA of the virus. This is the first NAT facility for blood screening in
and Disease Monitoring laboratory
in the Department of Immunopathology, PGIMER has been accorded Accreditation
by the National Accreditation Board for Calibration and Testing Laboratories
Neuroscience Research Lab under the Department of Neurology introduced
novel MPLA based genetic testing. The 27 new genetic tests introduced
cost half the price of private labs and include genetic testing for
Huntington's Chorea, Muscular Dystrophy, Ataxias, Alzheimer's Disease,
Parkinson's disease, Mirgaine, Retinitis pigmentosa, AMD etc.
Foundation Stone of Image Guided Radiation Therapy (I.G.R.T.) Complex
was laid. This complex will house a High Energy Linear Accelerator and a CT
Simulator along with other accessories. The High Energy Linear Accelerator
to be installed in the Department of Radiotherapy, will have facilities for
doing all the latest techniques of radiation for treatment of different
Department of Pulmonary Medicine,
a WHO Collaborating Centre for research and capacity building in Chronic
Respiratory Diseases, was redesignated by the World Health Organization for
another four years. Its 'terms of reference' have been further expanded to
include the strengthening of capacity in South East Asia Region member
countries of the WHO. The two large studies (one each in chronic lung
disease and tuberculosis) steered by the department at multiple centres in
India, were published in International Journals.
Department of Cytology
and Gynaecological Pathology has acquired the state-of-the-art facility of
Liquid Based Cytology (LBC). This system has been applied in all types of
gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytology samples for patient care
increasing the sensitivity of the diagnosis.
New hormonal estimation facilities with state of art technology were
installed providing the qualitative and rapid services to
endocrinology lab and facilities for Clamp studies were started in April 2012
to enhance the research in the field of Endocrinology.
Department of Nuclear
Medicine started a separate nuclear Cardiology facility for cardiac patients
in the Advanced Cardiac Centre
Two new state of the art gamma cameras in
the main department were introduced.
The department also started radio-peptide therapy for neuro-endocrine tumors.
Department of Otolaryngology
has been sanctioned a DBT project for studying the biomarkers in HPV related
Head & Neck Cancer in March 2012.
The Department preformed 20
cochlear implants during the year 2012, providing hearing to profoundly deaf
A new clinic for Childhood Epilepsy was started.
Department of General
developed the techniques of minimally invasive surgery by performing more
number of complex advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures like-Bariatric
surgery for morbid obese patients, laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic
esophageal and laparoscopic colonic surgery. It continued to
perform Cadaveric Liver transplants.
Department of Anaesthesia has
introduced monthly Basic Life Support course which trains 10-15 participants
in each session.
The Department has also got
approval for starting DM Neuroanaesthesia Course from January 2013 onwards.
Assay Laboratory for Mycobacterial Infections was commissioned.
Council of Medical Research identified two National Lead Centers for
'Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network' - 'Fungi' and 'Gram Negative
laboratory for Mycobacteria is under construction.
Haryana Government and PGIMER signed MoU to improve healthcare
in four Blocks.
Infant Death Review Guidelines were developed. Counselling
clinic was started in Sector 45 Polyclinic of Chandigarh.
Women's Healthcare Outreach Mobile Programme was inaugurated. A mobile van equipped
a microdose digital mammography unit for breast evaluation, a DEXA scan for
evaluation of bone density and a digital video colposcope for evaluation of
the cervix was introduced. 'Asha Jyoti' is a population based screening programme of healthy women in the age group 45-60 years for detection of
breast cancer, cervical cancer and osteoporosis. The aim of this programme
is to detect any of these three diseases before the individual has any signs
Organ & Body donation
Twenty-three bodies were
donated for research purposes in Department of Anatomy.
Three hundred and thirty-two
eyes were donated in the Department of Ophthalmology.
kidneys of six cadavers were transplanted to eleven patients in the
Department of Renal Transplant Surgery.
The Department of Hepatology in collaboration with the surgical team has
successfully done three deceased donor liver transplants.