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PGI dean academics: Dr Panda will continue to hold charge till May 7

On March 8, the Union ministry of health and family welfare had notified appointment of Dr Surjit Singh, professor and head of paediatric medicine department, as dean (academics) in place of Dr Panda, who was holding the officiating charge of dean (academics)

Dr Panda will continue to hold charge of PGI dean (academics) till May 7. (HT)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 09:28 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: PGI marks 20 years of life-changing cochlear implants

Over the past two decades, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has provided cochlear implants to around 600 patients, primarily children

A cochlear implant, costing between <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 lakh to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 lakh, is like a tiny chip that changes sound signals into electrical signals, which then stimulate the auditory nerve in the ear. (HT)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 09:12 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

HT explainer: Why do PGI contractual workers strike work repeatedly?

At PGIMER, contractual workers, comprising sanitary attendants, hospital attendants, kitchen staff and security guards, constitute a whopping 80% of the total work force, while regular employees form only 20%

As per the records available with the establishment, PGIMER started outsourcing some non-core hospital services in 1996. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 09:46 AM IST

Chandigarh: PGI contractual workers call off strike after two days

As many as 3,500 contractual workers from various categories had gone on strike on Wednesday in Chandigarh after their union leaders were detained the previous evening while planning a protest

Volunteers from NGOs helping patients amid the contractual workers’ strike at PGIMER, Chandigarh, on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 09:02 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Health services hit as contractual staff on indefinite strike at PGI

Day after nine colleagues were arrested from protest site, nearly 3,500 workers strike work demanding their release; emergency, OPD services worst hit

Contractual workers, including hospital attendants, clerical staff, sanitation and kitchen staff, lift operators and security guards, went on an indefinite strike at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, on Wednesday, demanding the release of nine of their colleagues from police custody. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2024 05:09 PM IST
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