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State Transplant Center to be established at PGIMS Rohtak - Chief Minister Nayab Singh

Kaumimarg Bureau | June 18, 2024 09:27 PM

Chandigarh - Haryana Chief Minister Sh Nayab Singh announced that a State Transplant Centre will soon be established at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in Rohtak to facilitate kidney and other organ transplants. He assured that the State Government will provide all necessary support to further enhance PGIMS, Rohtak.

The Chief Minister made this announcement while addressing a felicitation function held in honor of the kidney transplant team at PGIMS, Rohtak. During the event, he congratulated the entire team responsible for the successful kidney transplant.

Mr. Nayab Singh said that the success of the kidney transplant procedure will benefit not only the needy people of the state but also those across the country and the world. He highlighted the State Government's continuous efforts to improve health facilities, with a priority on providing affordable and accessible treatment to the residents of Haryana. He said that, just as 24 AIIMS have become operational in India over the last decade, Haryana has seen unprecedented development in its health services. Currently, there are two AIIMS in Haryana - one is operating in Jhajjar district and the foundation stone of the second AIIMS has been laid by Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi in Rewari district.

The Chief Minister also stated the State Government's goal to establish a medical college in every district to meet the demand of doctors and improve healthcare services. Presently, about 18 medical colleges have been established in the state, with more in the process of being set up.

Helipads to be built in all medical colleges and district hospitals - Dr. Kamal Gupta

On this occasion, Health Minister, Dr. Kamal Gupta, who also holds the portfolio of Civil Aviation Minister, said, he has directed that helipads be constructed in all medical colleges and district hospitals to facilitate the airlifting of organs and patients in need for transplant-related cases. He also requested the PGIMS administration to ensure that facility of air condition should be provided in all new hostels. For this, the state government will provide all possible assistance.

Dr. Kamal Gupta shared that he is an alumnus of PGIMS, having enrolled in the MBBS program in 1971 and completed his MS in 1980. He recalled that former Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal had committed to opening a medical college in every district to address the shortage of doctors. Many of these colleges are now operational, with more under development. He also praised the PGIMS doctors for their transformative work in kidney transplantation, marking a significant advancement in Haryana's healthcare sector. He urged the doctors to elevate the institute's standards to such a level that medical students would prefer PGIMS, Rohtak over institutions in Delhi as their top choice in the PMT test.

Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Health Department Smt. Sumita Misra, Director Medical Education and Research Department Dr. Saket Kumar, Director PGIMS, Rohtak Dr. S.S. Lohchab, Vice Chancellor PGIMS, Rohtak Prof Anita Saxena and other officials were also present on this occasion.

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