National Healthcare Engineering Institute to be soon at PGIMER

National Healthcare Engineering Institute to be soon at PGIMER

The Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research ( PGIMER ) is going to set up a National Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Architecture – a first of its kind masters degree programme in Southeast Asia – during the 12th Five-Year Plan.

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said it will be offering Masters Programme in Health Facilities Planning and Designing and Health Care Engineering and Management.

He further said that a 250 bed hospital would come up on PGI campus. It would lead to the addition of private rooms and 10 operation theatres at the institute.

“In the Union Budget this year, [rupee] 635 crore has been allocated to the PGIMER to keep up its best tradition of service, education and research,” Azad added.