PGIMER Foundation Day- Prof Loic Guillevin to address PGI fraternity on 16

Chandigarh, July 14: Prof Loic Guillevin, Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Therapeutics, Cochin Hospital, University of Paris Descartes will deliver an address on “The Adventure of Rare Diseases: Care and Clinical Research” to the PGI fraternity during the Foundation Day celebrations on Monday, 16th July, 2018 at 8:00 am in Bhargava Auditorium. Prof Guillevin is also the Coordinator and President of the French Vasculitis Study Group. He is member of several national and international scientific society boards and is involved in several groups of interest on systemic and autoimmune diseases. He was president of the French committee for clinical research and president of the French National Society of Internal Medicine. Prof Loïc Guillevin is Master of the American College of Rheumatology, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), Honorary Fellow of the American College of Physician and Honorary fellow of the European Federation of Internal Medicine. He is member of the French Académie Nationale de Médecine. Prof Loïc Guillevin has published up to 1,200 scientific (38727 Scopus Citation and H Index is 96) and teaching papers and published or participated to several scientific books.

PGIMER completes fifty-five years of its existence and entered the 56th year on 7th July, 2018. Conceived in 1961 with the concurrence of the Planning Commission, the Institute started functioning in 1962. The Institute was formally inaugurated on July 7, 1963 by the then Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.  Within a short period of 4 years, the PGI was declared as an “Institute of National Importance” by an Act of Parliament on 1st April, 1967 (Act 51 of 1966). The first batch of postgraduates was admitted in January 1963. Approx 100 Senior Residents and 160 Junior Residents have newly joined the Institute in this session.  At present PGI has 782 Junior Residents and  311 Senior residents. PGIMER has been the first institute in the country to initiate many DM and MCh courses, as well as the PhD programmes in clinical sciences.  These courses are now available in most of the medical, surgical and pediatric super-specialities. The Institute has nearly 490 faculty members, 1100 resident doctors, 2358 nurses and nursing students and 350 PhD and paramedical students.

PGIMER the only Institute of its kind north of Delhi caters to a large number of patients. The hospital has almost 2000 beds and has an OPD attendance of 9000 to 11000 patients (approximately) per day. The number of patients who attended the outpatients’ departments and those admitted for treatment during the last three years is as under:

  2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
OPD Attendance 27,25,183 25,55,455 24,23,501
Admissions 96,626 89,584 87,973

As the enormous number of patients is rising by more than one lac every year, to decongest the present hospital there are various plans to add more number of beds and different type of centres.

  • A 250 bedded hospital parallel to Nehru Hospital will be completed by the end of this year.
  • OPDs and Trauma Centre will be shifted to the land at Sarangpur.
  • Centres like Mother and Child Centre and Neurosciences Centre will be constructed on the campus.
  • Satellite Centre at Sangrur will be expanded from the present OPD to a full-fledged hospital.
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