Himachal legislative assembly expresses concern over plight of helpless state patients at PGI


State Legislative Assembly expressed concern over plight of helpless patients who are moving from post to pillar at Post Graduate Institute (PGI) of Medical Science at Chandigarh.

As members of assembly raised this issue during the question hour, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh assured them that state would take cognizance of matter soon.

Raising this issue Rajinder Rana (Ind. Sujanpur) and Sanjay Rattan of Congress (Jwalamukhi) alleged that patients were moving from post to pillar as they lack in information about their treatment.

They alleged that most of the patients want to have treatment in PGI are facing problems as they have lack of right information delaying their treatment as no official is there to look after them.

Members also demanded to post state government officials to guide or help the care takers or patients at PGI so that their time and money did not get spoil in the treatment.

Mr. Singh said that officials would be posted at PGI to ensure quick and best treatment to state people at the institute soon as state would come out with immediate step after the issue figured in the assembly.

CM also informed the members that three HAS officers had been posted on deputation at PGI but they were rendering services under its administration.

Mr. Singh said that ‘Saraye’ (night stay houses) had been built up at PGI to provide stay for patients and their care takers. For which facility of advance booking are being provided by a state official.

CM said that Rs. 2,17,79,200 has been spent under Chief Minister relief fund to give free treatment to about 142 patients in PGI as Rs. 1,13,19,684 had been dispersed during the treatment while Rs. 19,23,811 has been remitted to patients after treatment after submission of treatment certificates.

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