SGPGI takes step forward to enter next gen healthcare


Lucknow: The facility of treatment of children will be increased in Sanjay Gandhi PGI of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Soon the treatment of bone patients will also start in PGI. For this, the Orthopedics department will be opened here. Similarly, Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Nephrology departments will be opened for the treatment of children.

Apart from this, Telemedicine and Digital Health Department will be started to provide expert advice in district hospitals and other medical institutions. These decisions were taken in the 100th governing body meeting of PGI. In the meeting, approval was also given to start six-year integrated superspeciality courses in Radiotherapy and Oncology, Pediatric Urology and Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery.

It was also decided in the meeting that new courses including MD will be started in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Hand Surgery, Spinal Surgery and Hip and Joint Surgery. For this, a proposal will be sent to the National Medical Commission (NMC) soon.

In the meeting, PGI Director Dr. RK Dhiman informed that 91 faculty and 1459 Group B and C posts have been recruited in the institute. Along with this, four faculty posts have been approved from IT and Digital Information Science field and four faculty posts for Digital Health and Diagnostic field. This department will provide consultancy for better health services in every district.

Facilities will be increased by 309 crores in Cancer Institute

Kalyan Singh Cancer Super Specialty Institute located at Chak Ganjaria will be developed on the lines of Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. This proposal was agreed upon in the 11th meeting of the Governing Body of the Institute on Thursday. In the meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra, a budget of Rs 309 crore was approved to increase the facilities in the institute. With this, it was decided that poor patients will continue to get the benefits of treatment and government schemes as before.

Institute Director RK Dhiman informed that there is a preparation to increase the facilities in the institute on the lines of Tata Memorial. Revenue sharing model is applicable in Tata Memorial Hospital. Under this, all services including OPD, admission and investigation are available on charge. Along with this, a part of the income from registered patients will be given to the doctors, while the rest of the amount will go to the institute’s account. This will help in increasing the facilities in the institute. Many officials including Principal Secretary of Medical Education Department Parth Sarathi Sen Sharma, Registrar Dr. Devashish Shukla were present in the meeting.

New courses will be started in the institute

Dr. RK Dhiman said that studies will also be done along with treatment in four departments. DM in Onco Anesthesia, MCH in Neuro Onco Surgery, MD in Radiation Oncology and PDCC courses in Transfusion Medicine will be started. For this, a proposal will be sent to the National Medical Commission (NMC). At present, Post Doctoral Certificate Course (PDCC) and Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) courses are going on in many departments of the institute.


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