The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research’s satellite centre in Una, Himachal Pradesh is set to establish its own out-patient department (OPD) block by March 2024. Currently, the OPD services at the satellite centre are being conducted at the Civil Hospital in Una.
The director of PGIMER, Dr Vivek Lal, along with his engineering team, recently visited the satellite centre to assess the progress of the project. During the visit, Dr Lal interacted with patients in the OPD and conducted examinations for several individuals. The establishment of the OPD block at the satellite centre will bring significant benefits to the people of Himachal Pradesh.
The availability of specialty services under one roof at the satellite centre will eliminate the need for patient referrals to PGIMER. This will serve as a convenience to the residents of Una and the adjoining districts. The project aims to cater to the healthcare needs of the region and act as a barrier for patient referrals.
The OPD block is expected to become operational by March 2024, allowing for the delivery of comprehensive medical care at the satellite centre. With this development, patients can access a wide range of specialty services without the necessity of travelling long distances. The establishment of the OPD block will enhance the healthcare infrastructure in Una and provide accessible medical services to the local population.
The initiative taken by PGIMER in setting up the OPD block at the satellite centre demonstrates their commitment to expanding healthcare services and meeting the healthcare needs of the community. With the completion of this project, the satellite centre in Una will emerge as a self-sufficient healthcare facility, offering quality medical care to the people of Himachal Pradesh and nearby areas.