India Healthcare Award-2013 for PGIMER

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, has been ranked the best hospital with medical college (non-metro) for 2013 under India Healthcare Awards, 2013, by the Planning Commission of India.
The award was announced in New Delhi last evening. Dr Vipin Koushal, acting medical superintendent and PS Saini, superintending hospital engineer (SHE) represented the hospital during the award ceremony. The award was presented by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India.
The India Healthcare Awards have been instituted to recognise and felicitate the best medical service providers in India by CNBC-TV18 and ICICI Lombard.
CNBC-TV18 in partnership with ICICI Lombard instituted the India Healthcare Awards in 2010 to honour and recognise the healthcare providers in the country.
An independent survey was carried out across 3,000 different categories of hospitals in the country. A jury of renowned doctors from India assessed the hospitals on the basis of sanitation, patient feedback, infrastructure and sustainability, besides education and research quality.

Achievements of PGIMER in 2013
Expansion of hospital: The foundation stone of the PGI satellite centre was laid by the President of the Institute at Sangrur. The satellite centre will have 300-bedded hospital in the first phase.
Infrastructure: The department of anaesthesia and intensive care started a dedicated neurotrauma operation theatre and a multidisciplinary operation theatre where patients requiring the care of more than one surgical speciality can be operated upon in the the Advanced Trauma Centre.
A dedicated emergency operation theatre for children in the Advanced Paediatric Centre has been made operational throughout the day. A new operation theatre for interventional pain management has been started.
State-of-the-art 10 new machines for various kinds of diagnosis, including MRI, ultlrasound, CT scan, dexa scan and digital X-ray were added to the department of radiodiagnosis.
A new electrophysiology machine was installed at the neurodevelopment lab in the APC to provide service of nerve conduction velocities and electromyography.
The department of medical microbiology acquired P3 and LPA laboratory facilities and RNTCP centre for tuberculosis. A new state of the art PET/CT scanner was added in department of nuclear medicine.
The department of psychiatry started state-of-the-art computerised biofeedback services for inpatients in psychiatry.

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