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PGIMER Dental College, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PGIMER Dental College, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Chandigarh (District Chandigarh)
Chandigarh, IndiaPin Code : 160017
PGIMER Dental College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is a recognised institute / college. PGIMER Dental College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is also known as Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dental College.
PGIMER Dental College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is situated in Chandigarh of Chandigarh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chandigarh comes under Chandigarh Tehsil, Chandigarh District.
Fax # of PGIMER Dental College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is 0091-172-274440.
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Website of PGIMER Dental College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is www.pgimer.nic.in.
Contact Details of PGIMER Dental College, Chandigarh Chandigarh are : Ph: 0091-172-2746018, 0091-172-2756565
CoursesDM - Clinical Pharmacology
DM - Endocrinology
DM - Gastroenterology
DM - Neonatology
DM - Nephrology
DM - Neurology
DM - Pul. Med. & Critical Care Med
DM - Pulmonary Medicine
M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery
M.Ch - Neuro Surgery
M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery
M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery
MD - Anaesthesiology
MD - Bio-Chemistry
MD - Dermatology
MD - General Medicine
MD - Microbiology
MD - Pharmacology
MD - Psychiatry
MD - Radio Diagnosis
MD - Radiothrapy
MS - ENT
MS - General Surgery
MS - Ophthalmology
MS - Orthopaedics
Number of seats in PGIMER Dental College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is MDS=4.
PGIMER Dental College, Chandigarh Chandigarh runs course(s) in Medical stream(s).
Profile of PGIMER Dental CollegeMandate
The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh was conceived in 1960 as a center of excellence which would endeavour to develop patterns of teaching in postgraduate medical education in as many branches as possible and attempt to produce specialists in several disciplines of medicine. It was also envisaged that these specialists would spread out in the country in various medical colleges and medical institutions and impart medical education of highest standard to the students and set up nucleus of excellence in their own institutions. The PGIMER was also given the responsibility to broaden the horizons of medical knowledge by intensive research in the field of health.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh was mandated to
1. Provide high quality Patient care.
2. Attain Self-Sufficiency in postgraduate medical education and to meet the countryâ€™s need for highly Qualified medical teachers in all medical and surgical disciplines.
3. Provide Educational facilities for the training of personnel in all important branches of health activity.
4. Undertake Basic Community based research.
The mission of PGI is engraved in its logo which reads meaning "Service to the Community, Care of the Needy and Research for the Good of all".
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 countrys 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.
The founders of this Institute Prof. Tulsi Das, Prof. Santokh Singh Anand, Prof. PN Chuttani, Prof. BN Aikat, Prof. Sant Ram Dhall and Prof. Bala Krishna laid the path of excellence for the Institute.
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.
Every year nearly 400 research articles are published for the institute in national and international journals.
A 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)
* Coagulation (Haematology)
* Clinical Parasitology
* Blood Transfusion and Haematology
The 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 patients.
In Patients Services
The Nehru hospital provides tertiary care to the patients, who come not only from the neighboring states but also from far off states like West Bengal and Bihar. The total bed strength is 1402 which includes 300 beds for children. In the year 2005 a total number of 49165 patients were admitted to the various wards of the hospital.
There has been tremendous progress in the diagnostic facilities now available at the Institute because of the generous funding from the Government of India.
The department of Radio-diagnosis has undergone a great change and is one of the well-stocked department of the country. They now have facilities for all types of diagnostic and imaging techniques including DSA, MRI and mammography. Interventional radiology has become a routine for procedures on gastrointestinal tract, kidney, Vascular diseases or other systems of the body.
The departments of Neurology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine have laboratory facilities, which can be counted as the best in the country.
The department of Immunopathology is a surveillance and diagnostic centre for AIDS and can boast of the most sophisticated laboratory in Immunopathology in the country.
Nuclear Medicine facilities are available at PGI for investigating and diagnosing a number of diseases related to brain, heart, liver, spleen, thyroid, kidneys, lymphatics, etc.
The department of Biophysics conducts an intensive course on the safe use of radioisotopes to train scientists, research workers and technicians in the methodologies to protect the patients, the technical personnel and the public from the radiation hazard arising out of the use of radioisotopes.
The hospital also has an intensive care unit, cardiac care unit, respiratory care unit, intensive care unit for babies and a tetanus care unit. All of these are equipped with life support equipments for providing specialised care to the very sick patients.
The Microsurgical techniques help the surgeon to obtain a better view of the tiny structures and facilities are available in departments of ENT, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery & Plastic Surgery. Facilities are available for laser treatment of various ophthalmic, ENT and Neuro-surgical disorders.
The hospital while remaining busy in providing advanced medical care to patients, has not forgotten the preventive aspect of health care. The ante-natal clinic, well baby clinic, family welfare clinic, Immunisation programme, diet clinic, child guidance clinic, etc. are some of the activities undertaken routinely in this direction. PGI is striving to deploy its talent in solving the complex health and development problems in rural areas. It is helping in devising innovative and effective programmes in health care so as to bring effective and efficient health care, which is within the reach of the masses.
A number of investigators have carried out surveys in the community to get the correct idea of the magnitude of the disease problem, such surveys have been conducted by the departments of oral health sciences, medicine, cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology, paediatrics and psychiatry, etc.
Central Registration Department (CRD)
This department is looked after by the Deputy Medical Superintendent. He is assisted by the Senior Medical Record Officer of the Central Registration Departments. This Department is mainly concerned with the registry system of patients visiting the Nehru Hospital, PGI, Chandigarh. Registration is done round-the-clock through the emergency registration counter. The registration of children below the age of 12 years is carried out at the Advanced Pediatric Centre (APC). Central Records department provides 'No Dues Certificates' to the patients day and night. The archives of inpatient record in the Medical Record Library has nearly 7.5 lac files. These files are retrieved as and when required specially for LIC forms/Insurance forms, medico-legal records, court evidence, clinico pathological conference, preparation of scientific papers and patient follow-up. During the last year 19,413 files were retrieved under the various headings.
Dispensary and Central Drug Store
The Hospital Dispensary is responsible for procurement of drugs and dressing materials. During the year, drugs worth Rs. 357.2 lac were procured and used for 10,19,107 outdoor patients, 42,359 indoor patients., staff members and their dependents. The medicine are distributed to the staff members and general public in the New OPD block through six counters.
Hospital Dispensary made an arrangement for emergency purchases by entering into rate contract with the local chemist through press tender who offered maximum discount i.e 21% on MRP. Out of the total expenditure, drugs worth Rs. 59.8 lac were purchased through rate contract which were either out of stock or not on the approved list of PGI but prescribed which were purchased out of the Poor Patient Fund and National illness Assistance Fund (NIAF) through rate contract. This department provided round the clock services to the Hospital and dispensed some preparations which were not available otherwise in the open market. In-service training was imparted tom all the Pharmacists for 4 weeks.
Good food keeps the patient happy in the middle of illness
Dietetics department of PGI provides clinical dietetic services to all the patients admitted to the hospital. The year's target was to approach every individual patient admitted in general ward and provide nutritional education.
The department arranges updates for the residents doctors. All the diet charts are reviewed and improved to provide better practical applications. Recipe demonstrations are provided for the therapeutic diets to the relatives of the indoor patients.
The Department of Occupational Therapy is headed by Professor of Physical Therapy. He is assisted by two occupational therapists. For the convenience of the patients, one occupational Therapist from the department of Occupational Therapy is continuing Occupational Therapy activities in the Psychiatry Ward itself during the post lunch hours. Psychiatric patients requiring intensive Occupational Therapy are being referred to Occupational Therapy Department in the New OPD Block.
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotics-Prosthetics)
Department of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine is headed by Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. There are 4 senior physiotherapists and 3 physiotherapists and 5 junior physiotherapists in the Physiotherapy Section. Occupational Therapy Section and Orthotics-Prosthetics Sections have 1 member each. The department is located on the ground floor of the New OPD Block. On an average 250-300 patients receive daily physiotherapy consultation and treatment in the OPD and wards. The department deals with persons suffering from pain, weakness, deformities etc. due to orthopaedic or neuromuscular disorders at any age. The department offers excercise therapy, electro therapy, occupational therapy, aids & appliances and functional restoration.
The Department is headed by the Chief Medical Officer who is assisted by two Senior Medical Officers and One Medical Officer. Staff Clinic is part of the Institution where all the employees and their dependents (except doctors) are examined and issued free medicines. The employees are benefited by not only getting free medicines but also operative items if need be.
As there are four doctors in the Staff Clinic, the employees are examined and given treatment promptly. They are referred to Special Clinics if they need any specialist consultation or surgical intervention. Medicines prescribed by the specialist doctors are countersigned by the doctors in the staff clinic.
A comprehensive emergency department exists, which provides life saving medical services to patients under one roof. The emergency consists of 144 beds and has an occupancy of 200%. It caters to medical, pediatric, trauma and surgical emergencies round the clock. The new emergency block has attached laboratory, X ray/ Ultrasound/ ECG and 4 operation theatres functioning round the clock.
The Institute provides much needed emergency care to the people of this area. Emergency has a big waiting area for the patientsâ€™ attendants, all the components of the laboratory and radiology and provision for disaster handling of a large number of casualties.
The National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) is an integral part of PGI campus and is affiliated to the PGIMER, Chandigarh. The Nursing Institute is designated as WHO Collaborative Centre for Nursing and Midwifery development since March 2003. The nursing institute has been contributing to the preparation of clinical nurse practitioners, educators and administrators. Thus it is serving to promote health, prevent sickness and provides bedside care to the sick and suffering.
Teaching lays emphasis on quality education by rigorous practice for clinical skill development. Currently the institute is running three educational programmes i.e. B.Sc. nursing 4 yrs; B.Sc. nursing Post Basic (2 yrs); and M.Sc. nursing (2 yrs) in five specialities Paediatric nursing; Psychiatric nursing; Obstetric and Gynae nursing; Community health nursing; and Medical Surgical nursing (critical care nursing, cardiothoracic nursing, neurology nursing, nephrology and urology nursing; and orthopaedic and rehabilitation nursing. Both graduate and postgraduate courses are so designed that all students put in 4-5 hours clinical work daily through out their academic course.
Admission to all these courses at Nursing Institute is made once in a year. The admission notice appears in some of the leading newspapers after 20th April of every year. The prospectus / application form is available in the office of Principal, Nursing Institute after the appearance of the admission notice. The selection to these courses is based on an entrance examination which is scheduled in the month of June for M.Sc. Nursing and August for both B.Sc. Nursing (4 yrs) and B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) courses. The session starts from 16th July for M.Sc. Nursing and 1st September for the B.Sc. Nursing courses.
Candidates belonging to foreign countries are required to route their applications through the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi. They have to obtain Eligibility Certificate from the Registrar, PGIMER, Chandigarh and clearance certificate from the Indian Nursing Council and submit along with the application.
The Institute also accepts medical students from various countries for elective training in any of the departments of the Institute. Clearance from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Medical Council of India, New Delhi is required before the students are accepted. The whole process takes about 3-4 months. Students are required to apply well in advance. The following documents need to be enclosed with their applications:
i) Letter of sponsorship from the college authorities where studying.
ii) Three copies of passport.
iii) Bank Draft of Rs 500/- in the name of Secretary, Medical Council of India, New Delhi.
The Institute accepts foreign nationals for various courses imparted at the Institute. For MD/MS courses, we have reserved some seats for foreign nationals. However, for DM/M.Ch. (Super-speciality) courses, there is no reservation for foreign nationals. A good working knowledge of English is essential.
The foreign nationals are required to apply through the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi.
They are also required to appear and to qualify the entrance examination along with the other candidates. Separate merit list is prepared for only MD/MS courses. The selection is made on merit based on their performance in the entrance examination.
Training without a degree is also offered to help the neighbouring countries.
Particulars of the intending candidates are required to be submitted in the prescribed form obtainable directly from the Institute. The completed application should reach the Ministry 2-3 months prior the commencement of the course. They are also required to furnish the certificate of their temporary registration with the Medical Council of India lasting for the period of their studies here.
Foreign doctors receive a very high level of training at the end of which they are awarded a degree on the basis of theory and practical examination. The selected candidates have the same duties in the hospital as the Indian Nationals.
Documents to be submitted can be obtained from the Deanâ€™s Office.
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Scientific Research at the Institute
Research forms an integral part of the education programme of the Institute. Scientific inquiry includes basic research, and clinic research. Questions about a disease and its diagnosis and therapy are raised in a clinical setting, and answer obtained by using scientific methods in the laboratory are then translated into clinical practice. Writing a thesis/dissertation inculcates in the candidate the basic elements of planning and executing a scientific experiment with a well-defined objective. These are the basis of an advance in scientific experiment with a well-defined objective. These are the basis of an advance in scientific thought or problem management. The candidates also undergo a short training course in general research methodology and bio-statistical methods in medical research.
PGI has always made an endeavour to direct its various research activities to the relative needs of the society. The research work is carried out in accordance with nationally and internationally approved guidelines. It has to be cleared by a committee of experts from the viewpoint of its necessity and safety of the subjects to be studied along with its ethics. The student pursuing the post graduation and postdoctoral courses are required to write a thesis/dissertation on a particular subject. During training the residents thus gain a first hand experience of conducting research in the laboratories along with community and patient care management. All the departments undertake research in the area of national importance e.g. tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, diarrhoea diseases, fertility control, family planning, blindness, cancer, community health, parasitic diseases, tetanus, preventable oral diseases, child health and nutrition, to name a few. A unique feature of research at this Institute is the establishment of the Department of Experimental Medicine which helps various clinical departments to have an in-depth research at the level of molecular biology and basic sciences to correlate with the various clinical problems e.g. hypertension, coronary artery disease, rheumatic heart diseases, mal-absorption, etc.
The research output has been incredible and has found recognition at the various national and international forums. A number of faculty members have been honoured at the national level by the awards of Padam Bhushan, Padam Shri, B.C. Roy Award and the various awards of the ICMR. The International agencies have also honoured many faculty members.
Every year more than 500 research articles are published in National and International journals.
A number of departments have been designated as research centres by WHO and various national agencies. WHO designated Centres include:
i) Clinical research in human reproduction (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
ii) Mental Health Centre (Psychiatry)
iii) Quality Control in Clinical Chemistry (Biochemistry)
iv) Coagulation (Haematology)
v) Clinical Parasitology
vi) Blood Transfusion and Haematology
The Institute has been recognised by National AIDS Control Organisation.
All thesis plans for Ph.D./M.D./M.S./DM/M.Ch. degrees of the institute, as also all research proposals submitted require clearance from the Ethics Committee of the Institute. All the research projects incorporate a section titled ï¿½Ethical justificationï¿½, for undertaking proposed investigative procedure/therapeutic intervention. Ethics Committee scrutinises and suggests suitable modifications. All clinical trials of new drugs, new actions of existing drugs, and new invasive clinical procedures come under the purview of this Committee. This committee ensures actual implementation of the ethical guidelines and its specific recommendations during conduct of clinical studies. The clearance from committee is necessary even for projects that have been cleared by other institutions/agencies. For research on living animals, the Committee considers the possible clinical potential or substantial advance in knowledge from the proposed animal experiments.
Institute Ethical Committee
Informed Consent Form (Pl. note this is a general Informed Consent Form and must be modified in relation to the study being undertaken)
There are standing multidisciplinary committees to screen each protocol submitted for the thesis/ dissertation. These committees and the departmental faculty ensure the observation of various guidelines formulated by the Institute. During the course of the work, the thesis committee concerned must be approved a modification from the approved plan of thesis.
Collaborative Research Committee
All research projects requiring collaboration between different Institutions (including foreign Institutions) have to be routed through this committee.
42nd Annual Report of PGIMER has been Edited by Dr. S. Prabhakar, Professor & Head, Department of Neurology and Professor Incharge Medical Education and Research Cell, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
The Bulletin PGIMER is a quarterly journal published in March, June, September and December by the Institute. The Bulletin PGIMER is meant to publish original preliminary observations, unusual case reports, review articles, editorials and hypotheses from members of the faculty of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
The Drugs Bulletin is quarterly published in house journal. It provides balanced and up-to-date information about effectiveness, safety and adverse effects of different drugs available in the country.
CULTURAL ACTIVITY REPORT
Cultural and Social Activities: Under the aegis of Institute Cultural Committee, the residents, students and the employees of the Institute hold a number of cultural, literary and social activities every year. Such activities help to promote a common sense of brotherhood among the various segments of students and staff of the Institute besides providing the much needed diversion from busy academic and service routine.
Every year one week long cultural bonanza SPRING FEST is held in which various items relating to fine arts, dance, drama, music and literary activities like debate, quiz, essay writing etc. are organised. These events are held after the working hours during the evenings and draw enthusiastic participation. There is also a tradition to celebrate important festivals like Diwali etc. as well as the fresh students and residents joining the Institute are welcomed by holding a fresher's day. Residents and other students bring out the annual magazine, which provide them an opportunity to demonstrate their literary ideas and writing skills. The highpoint of various social events is the annual day of the residents wherein the Faculty is also invited.
Institute Cultural Committee organises a special cultural programme woven around the theme highlighting the importance of the event.
SPORTS ACTIVITY REPORT
Students Sport Activities: The Institute has upheld the healthy tradition of maintaining the intellectual as well as the physical fitness of the employees and trainees. The facilities for indoor as well as outdoor games like table tennis, badminton, cricket, lawn tennis, football etc. have been consistently available to the enthusiasts. Recently a huge complex for water sports situated in the immediate vicinity of the menâ€™s hostel has been inaugurated. At the end of each sportâ€™s meet, a special function is held where medals and certificates are given to winners/runner-ups. Sports section also organises friendly matches in order to keep sportive atmosphere in the campus.
Sports month 2007 (Feb/Mar 2007): In the month of February 2007, the annual sports month was organized by the association. For the whole one month (although the shortest month of year) sports fever gripped the institute. The whole institute participated in the field cricket, football, basketball, volley ball, badminton, table tennis, carom, cards, tennis ball night cricket, kabbadi and a number of track & field events.
Saturday Afternoon: A unique feature of the Institute is an hoursâ€™ talk-cum-discussion on some aspect of life totally unconnected with medicine. On Saturday afternoon, this effort is made to let the faculty and the residents meet persons from different walks of life and have discussion with them on a variety of subjects - ranging from music to politics to meditation.
STAFF WELFARE ACTIVITIES
Hostel For Working Women: A Hostel for Working Women is available in the Campus. The hostel has capacity to accommodate 105 women with 73 single seater and 16 double seater rooms. With this, long standing demand of women working in the Institute or in other Govt. organizations & private sector has been fulfilled. Institute also has hostel facility for Nursing Staff and Lady Doctors.
ACTIVITIES OF WELFARE DEPARTMENT
EMPLOYEES WELFARE CANTEENS:
There are 5 canteens in the Institute premises i.e. Main Cafe, Faculty Canteen, L.T. Canteen, O.T. Canteen and providing Tea/Snacks services in various departments of the Institute; One more Canteen for faculty started in New O.P.D.
COMMUNITY CENTER, SECTOR 12, PGI, CHANDIGARH
Welfare Department allots community center, sector 12, PGI, Chandigarh to employees for social functions.
EMPLOYEES WELFARE FUND SCHEME
Welfare Dept. runs Employees Welfare Fund Scheme aimed at providing financial assistance to the families of deceased employees, interest free loan for daughter's and self marriage and retirement benefits etc. There are 650 members of the scheme.
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Hundreds in Punjab, Haryana support HazareChandigarh: Support for Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign is growing in Punjab and Haryana where hundreds of activists, students, doctors, lawyers and teachers have rallied behind him.
They are staging protests, bringing out peace march and running signature campaigns in support of Anna Hazare who is on a fast in Delhi demanding a stronger Lokpak Bill.
On Thursday evening, a candlelight march drew hundreds of people of different age groups and from different walks of life.
"We have planned more such activities," Manjit Singh, sociology professor at Panjab University here said Friday. "We have also initiated a signature campaign to garner public support."
Doctors at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here have also extended their support to Hazare.
Virender Singh, president of PGIMER's faculty association, said: "We support this campaign. We have called a meeting of our association to decide how we can contribute. We can also go for a hunger strike."
Two lawyers of Punjab and Haryana High Court, V.S. Makkar and Gaurav Goyal, are on an indefinite hunger strike in Chandigarh.
"We invite other people, especially youngsters, to join us in our fight against corruption," Goyal said.
Besides, social activists staged protests in different towns of Haryana and Punjab Friday.
Activist Ramneek Bedi from Ambala told IANS, "Anna Hazare was posted in Ambala in the 1960s while he was serving in the Indian Army. The town made a significant impression on his personality and thoughts. We are all very excited and ready to sacrifice anything for this cause."
The People's Party of Punjab (PPP), newly floated by former finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, is also supporting Anna Hazare.
"As an expression of solidarity with Anna Hazare's protest, PPP will be presenting memorandums to all deputy commissioners of Punjab," Badal said Friday.
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