Union Health Secretary C.K. Mishra, IAS, inaugurated the new facility of providing orthopaedic implants to the patients at significantly reduced rates at the AMRIT Pharmacy, Nehru Hospital, PGIMER, here.
He handed over the implants to two patients at Amrit Pharmacy in the presence of Director Dr. Jagat Ram, Deputy Director Amitabh Avasthi, IAS,and Medical Superintendent Dr. A.K Gupta.
PGI has become the first Institute in the country to provide stents and Orthopedic implants at a cheaper rate for the benefit of the patients, PGI spokesperson Manju Wadwalkar said.
From now onwards arthroplasty implants are going to be supplied through Amrit Pharmacy at reduced rates following an initiative from PGI administration. ” All international brands of implants will now be available at reduced rates in a transparent manner. The rate list will be displayed at the pharmacy,” she added.
After the standing finance committee meeting, presentations on PGIMER and project Sarangpur were made to apprise Mr. Mishra about the present patient rush in the OPDs and Trauma Center; hence the need to shift the two facilities to Sarangpur.
He interacted with the various Heads of Departments and faculty of the Institute. He appreciated the contribution of PGIMER as a premier hospital and a public institute. He recognized the excellence of PGI doctors in research, education and patient care and said that they were amongst the best in the country and had immense capability of contributing new ideas in improving the general health care system of India.
The Health Secretary directed the CPWD authorities to complete the 250-bedded Hospital by the end of this year.