Wednesday, 18 January 2017

GMCH-32 Gets A Facility Integrated Anti-Retroviral Therapy Centre

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 18th January:- The Governor of Punjab & Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, V.P. Singh Badnore visited GMCH, Sector–32, Chandigarh today and dedicated a number of facilities to the residents of city beautiful. Parimal Rai, Adviser to Administrator, Anurag Agarwal, Home Secretary-Cum-Secretary Health and Prof. Atul Sachdev, Director Principal, GMCH were also present on the occasion.
Constructed at a cost of Rs.32.00 Lacs by Paul Merchants under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) a Sarai by the name of “Panaah” was dedicated to the attendants of patients visiting GMCH. The Sarai has a capacity of 82 beds and is equipped with bed & bedding including separate facilities for males & females. The attendants of the patients will be nominally charged Rs.20.00 per day which will be waived off for poor and BPL patients. Food is also available at a nominal cost of Rs.25.00 per person at the Sarai. The current strength of Sarai beds has increased upto 146 as GMCH is already having another fully functional Sarai. 
The Administrator also dedicated a Computerized Radiography System (CR System) installed in the Department of Radio diagnosis for the benefit of patients visiting GMCH. This machine produces images of high contrast in less time as compared to conventional radiography.
A Facility Integrated Anti-Retroviral Therapy Centre (FI-ART Centre) was also inaugurated by V.P. Singh Badnore at OPD Area, Block-B in GMCH-32, Chandigarh in collaboration with State AIDS Control Society (SACS), Chandigarh.  With this GMCH is the only other institution besides PGI, Chandigarh to have this facility. This Centre works to improve access of HIV positive patients to ART services, reduce inconvenience, travel distance and at the same time rationalize & optimally utilize the resources available. The centre will stand out as a model centre of HIV treatment, care and support to HIV patients.

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