The Permanent Finance Committee of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has approved the launch of MBBS courses at the institute’s Sanaranpur Center. A committee headed by the Secretary of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Rajesh Bhushan, also approved the construction of a 150-bed intensive care unit.
Last year, PGIMER proposed to begin enrollment for her MBBS course with a capacity of 100 students at the Institute’s Sarampur Center. The decision was intended to bail out thousands of applicants who were vying for only 92 of his MBBS spots available in the city’s general category.
The PGIMER Standing Academic Committee (SAC) recommended the inclusion of yoga science, Ayurvedic science, and traditional medicine in the MBBS curriculum. The committee also proposed adding new areas to the curriculum, such as aeronautical medicine and organ transplantation.
The SAC had also given its in-principle approval to build a 500-bed hospital, an extension of Nehru Hospital. The proposal was later submitted to the Standing Finance Committee for federal budget approval.
According to the latest media reports, the Permanent Finance Committee has approved his MBBS course at the Institute’s campus in Sanaranpur. The university campus has well-equipped affiliated hospitals with state-of-the-art facilities for quality teaching, research, and patient care.
The committee also approved the construction of a 150-bed intensive care unit at an estimated cost of Rs. 280 crore. This block will be located near the National Institute of Nursing Education (PGI). The central government funded him in total for Rs 120 crore, and he already has Rs 200 crore licensed to his PGI.
In addition, the Finance Committee approved the construction of a boundary wall on the Sarampur site. In 2021, PGI took ownership of his 50.76 acres. With approval from the Finance Committee, the institute begins construction of a boundary wall within the site. With funding from the ministry, he expects the project to be completed in one to two years.
Permission has also been granted to build multi-story car parks at his PGI in Chandigarh. Costing around Rs 630 crore, the project was approved in 2015 and had a total of 7 floors and a basement on an area of 26,000 square meters. Approximately 80 parking spaces are available on each floor. The parking lot can accommodate a total of 680 vehicles, easing traffic congestion on the premises.
With these permits, PGIMER will improve its infrastructure and provide better medical facilities for people in Chandigarh and surrounding areas. MBBS courses and critical care blocks help meet the growing demand for healthcare professionals and quality healthcare services. The construction of perimeter walls and multi-story parking garages will help improve patient, visitor, and staff security and facility access.