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Posted at: May 17, 2018, 2:42 AM; last updated: May 17, 2018, 2:42 AM (IST)HEALTH NOTES

Workshop on health care services

Workshop on health care services
Participants during a workshop at the PGI in Chandigarh on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR

The School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, is organising the first national workshop on costing of health care services from May 16 to 19 in collaboration with the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at Hotel Mount View, Chandigarh. Dr Shankar Prinja, Additional Professor of Health Economics at the School of Public Health, PGI, and course coordinator of this training workshop, said the deliberations on important aspects such as typology of health care costs, methodology for undertaking health system costing, methods of data collection and cost analysis would be held. A total of 30 senior researchers and academicians from leading organisations and medical colleges of the country are part of this workshop.

PGI Director not going on vacation

Prof Jagat Ram, PGIMER Director, has clarified that he will not take summer vacation. Even last year, the director did not take a summer vacation and kept attending patients. Besides, he also performed his administrative duties of Director. As many as 250 faculty of the PGI proceeded on a month-long vacation on Wednesday. Some of the faculty member have availed two-month long summer vacations.

Man lodges complaint against doc

Lalit Kumar Sharma, a resident of Mani Majra, on Wednesday accused a doctor in the Gastroenterology Department for pressing him to visit a private pathologist in Sector 11 for conducting tests of her mother. In a complaint submitted to the director’s office, Kumar alleged that he had visited the PGI for the treatment of his mother Pushpa Rani on May 14. Lalit stated that the doctor had extracted some fluid from her mother’s body and told him to visit the pathologist in Sector 11, who demanded Rs 6,300 for conducting the tests. He said the same tests were being conducted in the PGI for mere Rs 525. TNS


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