Sh.Ghulam Nabi Azad, Hon’ble Union Minister for Health & Family
Welfare, New Delhi will lay the foundation stone of the PGI Satellite
Centre on 10th October, 2013 at 12.30 pm at Village Ghabdan, Sangrur.
Mr Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice-President will be the Chief Guest. Ms.
Santosh Chaudhary, Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare and
Sh.Vijay Inder Singla, Member of Parliament, Sangrur will be the
Guests of Honour.
The Government of Punjab has allocated 25 acres of land to the
Institute for setting up of PGI Satellite Centre at Sangrur. The
Satellite Centre shall have 300 bedded teaching hospital in the first
phase with outreach community health services programme in
predominantly rural population. The Centre will have key medical and
surgical departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and
Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Anaesthesia, Radiology, Radiotherapy,
Ophthalmology, ENT, Dental, Community/Family Medicine and Psychiatry
considering prevalent morbidity and mortality pattern and the health
needs of the community. The Centre shall have provision for
residential quarters for faculty and staff.
In addition, there will be two superspeciality departments of
Hepatology and Nephrology keeping in view high prevalence of alcoholic
liver diseases and kidney diseases to start with, which will expand in
due course of time as per requirements. A Population Based Cancer
Registry (PBCR) has already been initiated in the district in
partnership with Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and PGI. There will be
provision of 24 hour emergency services along with Out patient and in
patient services. Department of community medicine will adopt and
develop one selected Community Health Centre, will provide services at
the community level and play a critical role in strengthening national
programs and operational research in collaboration with the Punjab
government. The hospital will serve as a referral centre to health
services of adjoining districts as well as to PGIMER. Above all this,
training of health staff and consultancy services will also be
provided to state health services.
The common causes of morbidity in Sangrur as per District Human
Development Report 2010 are respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal
diseases, skin related diseases, hematological diseases, ophthalmic
diseases, diabetes, hypertension and cancer.
Public health facilities and services in Sangrur district comprise a
district civil hospital, 3 sub divisional hospitals, 6 community
health centres, 39 primary health centres and 68 subsidiary health
centres that include rural dispensaries and 194 sub-centers.
The Satellite Centre will fulfill the need for a specialist teaching
and training health institution in the area.