Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today digitally dedicated the newly built OT and ICU Complex in Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Rohtak to the nation in the presence of Ashwini Kr. Choubey, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and Anil Vij, Minister of Home, Health and Medical Education & Research, Haryana.
The entire complex is built with an investment of Rs 104.92 crores under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The Complex houses Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD), Labs, 34 bed ICU corridor, 16 Modular Operation Theatres spread across two floors, Anaesthesia Section,Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Doctor’s changing rooms, Faculty rooms, Classrooms, Library, Conference Room, Seminar Room, Visitor Area, Cafeteria for Doctor & Staff.
The Complex is also facilitated with provisions for Solar PV & Solar Heaters, Lift Machine Rooms, AHU for OTs, Medical Gas Pipeline System (MGPS) with Plant (Production Capacity of 10L ltr. of Oxygen) along with monitoring room,Service Block HVAC Chillers, Transformers, DG Sets, Electrical Panels etc.
Reminding the audience of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Independence Day Address of 2003, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Vajpayee ji’s vision ensured that 56 years after independence, India got to add another six AIIMS to the existing one. Aware of the constraints of setting up new AIIMS and the ever-expanding need to extend public health system to every region of India, another 75 existing institutions were envisioned to be upgraded to provide AIIMS like service through creation of Super Speciality Blocks or Trauma Centres. Pt.BD Sharma PGIMS has been upgraded keeping with this vision.”
He also spoke of former Health Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj’s enormous contribution to the PMSSY scheme and her life long association with Haryana, “She was the youngest Cabinet member in the State and would have been very pleased at the event today.This event would remain incomplete without invoking their memory.”
Dr. Harsh Vardhan expressed deep gratitude to the leadership Prime Minister Narendra Modi who invested his personal attention and energy to take the scheme forward. “Phase III of PMSSY was announced in 2019 and work for the 75 medical colleges in the aspirational districts is already in full swing.”
He reaffirmed his commitment to open the promised 1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat- Health and Wellness Centres by 31st December, 2022when India will be celebrating the 75th year of independence.
Highlighting the need to be ever-vigilant from COVID, he requested the State authorities and elected representatives present to personally monitor Prime Minister’s clarion call of Jan Andolan to instil COVID Appropriate Behaviour among the people of Haryana and make the State an example worthy of emulation.
Joining the event digitally from his ancestral home in Buxar, Ashwini Kumar Choubey expressed his elation that PMSSY is fulfilling its target of making health accessible to the remote regions of India fulfilling the much cherished dream of “Sarve Santu Niramaya”.
Anil Vij thanked the Union Government for its proactive role in strengthening the health infrastructure in Haryana. He apprised everyone that the State Government intends to open a Post COVID Care Research Facility in the campus. The State Government will also build a residential complex with 160 rooms for male students, 255 rooms for female students and 156 new staff quarters.
Dr. Arvind Sharma, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha (Rohtak), Prof. O.P. Kalra, Vice Chancellor, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Prof. Rohtas K Yadav, Director, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak attended the meet.
Smt. Padmaja Singh, Jt. Secretary (Health) and other senior officials of the Health Ministry were also present at the event.