Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today inaugurated various facilities at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. The Minister inaugurated the National Resource Centre for Oral Health Care of Children & Elderly (OHSC-PGIMER), Advanced PET CT Facility, Advanced Vascular Interventional Lab, 384 Slice Dual Source CT Scan and Refractive Surgery Suite (SMILE) facilities at various departments in the institute.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said PGIMER is one of the premier medical institutes of India, providing specialized medical services to all the five northern states of the country. He congratulated medical professionals and the scientific community for rising to the challenge and diligently fighting Covid-19 and also bringing out a vaccine in such a short time. The Minister said that PGI should create a successful model for the world to move towards’ Health for All’ and it should mentor other institutions.
The Union Minister also said that PGI should develop a new journey, a new vision for the scientific community. This would make the institution become bigger.
Talking about the OHSC-PGIMER, he said that the sole purpose of this Resource Centre is to embark upon a model of oral health care delivery to children and the elderly in Chandigarh and thereafter support the National Oral Health Program in replicating this model across the nation. He further said OHSC at the institute will be instrumental in reducing the oral disease burden of the country substantially.