New departments to add more teeth to SGPGIMS

Lucknow:  The 96th governing body meeting of the institute was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary and Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Durga Shankar Mishra. In the meeting, Director SGPGI Prof RK Dhiman presented various agendas related to various administrative matters as well as opening of new departments, increase in resident doctors, academic courses.

Head and neck surgery department is being started in SGPGI MS

The meeting approved the creation of new departments for Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatric Endocrinology and Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Research. Despite Uttar Pradesh being the largest state in terms of population, none of the hospitals had a dedicated head and neck surgery department. Head and neck surgery department is being started in SGPGIMS, which will provide proper treatment to the patients of head and neck cancer. The state of Uttar Pradesh accounts for 21 percent of the total cancer cases in the entire country. After the formation of this department, head and neck cancer will be treated in a better and organized manner.

The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology will function as a specialist department in the field of growth and development in children

The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology will function as a specialist department in the field of growth and development in children. The Institute started the first formal training program in Pediatric Endocrinology in 2001. Now the cases of diabetes, obesity, thyroid and other disorders prevalent in children can be treated with complete dedication after the formation of the department.

In view of the urgent need of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development post the COVID pandemic, this new department of SGPGIMS will exclusively treat infectious diseases like Swine Flu, Japanese Encephalitis, Viral Hepatitis and Corona. These new departments are of utmost importance in view of throat cancer, pediatric complications and the recent COVID pandemic. The state of Uttar Pradesh will be benefited in the long run by the availability of special treatment in these new departments.

Approval was also given in the meeting for increase in Bsc and Msc seats in Nursing College and introduction of new courses in various departments. The Director assured the Chief Secretary that the Institute would provide best medical services by better utilization and augmentation of all the resources and facilities. Principal Secretary Medical Education Alok Kumar gave his valuable suggestions towards improving overall efficiency and improving educational standards. Executive Registrar SGPGIMS Col Varun Bajpai VSM and other members of the Governing Body were also present in the meeting.

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