By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 31st March:- Prof. Jagat Ram, Director PGI honored Dr. Rajinder Singh, Prof. & Head, Department of General Surgery on his superannuation today.
Dr. Rajinder Singh joined PGI in 1975 as Jr Resident and was selected as lecturer in 1981 after completing his senior residency from Medical College Shimla. He is a graduate of Medical College, Amritsar. Currently he is the Heading the department of Gen. Surgery (PGIMER)
He established services in the department Such as: Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy, Cryo surgery and stoma management clinic. He established High Dependency unit(HDU), andSurgical Skill Laboratory for surgical skill training of surgery residents . He did WHO fellowship in the Laparoscopic Surgery and established these services in PGI along with other accomplishments.
Beside his clinical and teaching work he held various administrative responsibilities, to mention few: chief hostel warden (1998-2015), Chairman of committee’s like; Medical Board for residents & PGI employees, Thesis Committee, Non plan purchase, Hospital charges, Disability Board and Operation Theatre Management (OTMC).He has beenmember of number of committees as constituted by the PGI authorities from time to time.
During his tenure several students finished post doctoral courses, M.Ch in Surgical Gastroenterology and M.S Surgery. He strengthened the M.Ch Surgical Gastroenterology and a fellowship on Breast Surgery was started during this period. He has guided Phds, MS and Msc students in their research work, has published several papers in national and international journals. He has been examiner in the various universities in India and abroad.