PGI at Chandigarh without helipad anytime soon
Chandigarh: The PGI at Chandigarh won’t have a helipad very soon. The proposal for constructing a helipad for speedier transportation of serious patients has been put on the again burner for now.
Officials said the proposal was certainly not in writing and had no longer been dispatched to the Centre for approval. “Our first precedence is to construct a few well being centers, including a mother and child care centre, a neuroscience centre and other recently accredited initiatives. After that, we will be able to see to the helipad challenge as it is not in the first precedence list”, the PGI Director, Prof Jagat Ram, told to the sources.
The proposal, which has been hanging fire seeing that 2015, is aimed at lifting serious patients by way of an air ambulance from a ways-flung areas reminiscent of Lahaul and Spiti and border areas close Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.
The inspiration for making a helipad at the PGI for emergency instances was floated in 2009. Thereafter, it was once more taken up in 2015 and 2017, however now the PGI authorities are in no hurry to expedite it in view of different ongoing projects.