The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, September 9
To commemorate 30 glorious years of Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest on the Annual Day function of this institute on Thursday. The Chief Guest, during his address, congratulated the faculty and staff for valuable contribution in providing quality healthcare facilities and very well managing COVID-19 pandemic not just in for the citizen of Chandigarh but also to people from surrounding states.
Besides, he drew attention towards the pressing healthcare requirements including shortage of doctors, the need to curb the growing menace of non-communicable diseases, adoption of hygiene and sanitary practices. He also emphasized on importance of research especially pertaining to local issues. This was followed by grand cultural programme, which involved active participation of the students. The key highlights of the event were classical dance performances spanning across different states representing the diversity and composite culture of the country and a skit.
On the Occasion, Dharam Pal inaugurated various facilities added in GMCH, Chandigarh, which includes VRDL Lab, Skill Lab, Respiratory ICU and Pulmonary Medicine OPD in hospital building. The construction and renovation work of these areas has already been completed. To provide comprehensive treatment to serious lungs and respiratory patients, a separate Respiratory Intensive Care Unit has been established at Level-V, Block-A. A new Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) have also been established in the Deptt. of Microbiology, Level-I, Block-E. Till now, the RT-PCR tests were done in the old laboratory. The Pulmonary Medicine OPD has been renovated to provide infection free atmosphere to the patients and medicos. To meet the National Medical Council requirement, a new Skill Lab has been established in Block-J. The UG and PG students will enrich their skills with this facility.
While addressing the audience, Prof Jasbinder Kaur, Director-Principal GMCH highlighted the achievements of GMCH in last one year. She shared that GMCH today stands at 8th Rank among all the Government Medical Colleges of the country.
The present bed strength of GMCH is 980 beds which includes 122 beds of South Campus Sector 48. The construction work of 200 bedded Emergency-cum-Trauma block has already been started and is under progress. It will improve the emergency services tremendously. Approximately 300 bedded Mother and Child Care Centre has been added in the priority list of 100 days and drawings are being finalized. With both the facilities added, the bed strength of GMCH will increase to approx. 1500. The construction of hostels for MBBS boys and girls has also been put in the priority list because of requirement of NMC. In addition to the existing PSA Oxygen Generation Plants, another plant of 800 LPM capacity is being installed in GMCH Sector 32.