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Pawan Kumar Bansal

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

The following major facilities were added to PGI: (with independent budget granted by the Parliament)

  • Rs. 825 crores for Modernization/upgradation of Nehru Hospital &operating theaters.
  • Advanced Cardiac Centre set up with 200 beds and 50 beds ICU, three Cath Labs and four Operation Theaters.

  • Heart and liver transplants started.

  • Advanced Trauma Centre began functioning with 3-D volume radiography and dual energy radiography.

  • Bone Marrow Transplant Centre established.

  • Advanced Eye Centre with 100 beds established and Lasik surgery introduced.

  • Advanced Urology Centre established.

  • Upgradation of Anesthesia and Dietetics department. (Funds provided under MPLADS).

  • A new Artificial Kidney Centre set up with 30 hemodialysis machines including for hepatitis B/C infected patients. Largest in any Government Hospital.

  • New Intensive Care Units for Plastic Surgery (Burn Unit), Liver Diseases and Pulmonary Medicine.

  • The Department of Pulmonary Medicine started providing state-of-the-art interventional pulmonology services, including an endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) service. This is the only facility in the Government sector in the country.

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Centre, Gamma Knife and 3-T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) established.

  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) Complex sanctioned to house a High Energy Linear Accelerator and a CT Simulator and other accessories for treatment of cancer.

  • The Department of Cytopathology and Gynaecological Pathology acquired the state-of-the-art facility of Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) which increases the sensitivity of diagnosis.

  • Two new state-of-the-art Gamma Cameras in the main department of Nuclear Medicine introduced.

  • Renal Transplant Centre upgraded.

  • An Automated Hematology Analyzer installed in the Hematology laboratory of the Department of Pediatrics.

  • Facility for Phase-I trial for drug testing established.

  • Stem Cell Research started.

  • School of Public Health started.

  • Nucleic acid testing (NAT) Lab – the most sensitive and state-of-the-art testing for improving blood safety from transfusion transmissible viral infections–HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C started in the Department of Transfusion Medicine.

  • Department of Pediatric Medicine established 2 ICMR centres for “evidence-based Child Health” and Primary Immune Deficiency Research.

  • Robotics for prostate surgery.

  • Started construction of 250 bedded new special Block (with 100 private rooms).

  • Multi-level parking constructed.

  • Retirement age in PGI increased to 65 from 62.

  • 'Asha Jyoti' Women's Healthcare Outreach Mobile Programme launched with a mobile van equipped with a micro dose digital mammography unit for breast evaluation, a DEXA scan for evaluation of bone density and a digital video colposcope for detection of breast cancer, cervical cancer and osteoporosis.

I must acknowledge the determined following up of most of the above projects at different levels by Prof. K. K. Talwar, the then Director, PGI and his successors.


  • New 5 Storey OPD Block added.

  • Trauma Unit having 28 beds with Emergency Operation set up.

  • Emergency ward expanded from16 to 82 beds.

  • 24×7 Independent OTs for Surgery, Orthopedics, Trauma, Eye, ENT and Gynae.

  • Separate Ultra Sound facilities set up for General OPD, Intervention Ultra sound facility, Gynae Ultra Sound and Labour Room Ultra Sound for quick diagnosis and treatment.

  • Separate Mammography facility setup.

  • A drug de-addiction Centre started.

  • 20 Registration and payment counters started to reduce the queues.

  • Parking area expanded.

  • Various other facilities launched or revamped.



  • From laying the first brick to building Block by Block, major work on the 500 bedded GMCH was carried out during my different tenures.

  • To begin with 50 MBBS seats were approved. The number was raised to 100 seats. For post-graduation course (MD/MS) first batch started in 2001 with 10 seats. Later raised to 40 seats.

  • Day care ward opened for chemotherapy.


  • 50 bedded New Air Conditioned Emergency-cum-Mother and Child Block started. Upgraded to 100 bedded Civil Hospital.

  • Physiotherapy OPD started.-

  • 24×7 ECG, Radiology and Laboratory services started.


  • Dispensary upgraded to a 50 bedded Hospital.

Other Facilities

  • Upgradation of Dispensary to Primary Health Centre in Industrial Area Phase-I.

  • Poly Clinic, Sector-22 upgraded with indoor facilities for chest and TB patients and 30 bedded Gynaecology and Obstetrics wing.

  • Seven new ambulances sanctioned under MPLADS.

  • First city of India to provide for genetic testing of new born at Govt. Hospitals and pre natal scanning of expecting mothers to check disorders before birth.

  • Started providing benefit of free treatment including medicines under Rastriya Swastha Bima Yojna of the UPA Government.

  • Construction of 4 new Civil Dispensaries started in Southern Sectors – 48,49,50,52.

  • A new Trauma Centre in Sector 53 approved, land allotted and boundary wall constructed. (The matter seems to have come to a halt and not pursued.