60 years old Dr. Jagat Ram, of Sirmaur district, has appointed as the new director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).
His term will run until October 30, 2021.
Completed MBBS from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, in 1978, followed by a residency in Ophthalmology (MS) at PGIMER in June 1982. He also got WHO fellowship at the USA in 1993-1994 and the second one in 1998.
Administratively, he headed the ophthalmology unit at the PGI for 26 years, working for Eye Bank Society of India for 24 years
He is presently the chief coordinator of International Council of Ophthalmology (London) from India. He has performed 9,500 surgical procedures in children over 37 years.
Jagat Ram was a recipient of 24 national and international Awards and has also bagged with “Best of the Best Winner” for the discovery of a new surgical technique at San Francisco, USA, 2013.
On talking with insight Himachal on phone about the issues he will take on priority, Jagat Ram said “my priority will be tackling the rush of patients in the OPDs and even in the emergency area. I am happy to get this responsibility and will work as a team. I will take along all the employees of PGIMER whether they are faculty, residents, nurses and technicians to fulfill the requirements needed with the institute”.
By increasing the number of people taking the online appointment that stands at a mere 10% now, will help us to control the rush that PGIMER is facing from last so many years , he shares and added that as we are working with a team so we will also work to reduce the number of referral patients. PGI staff is a trained staff of hospitals in neighboring states.
Telling about goals and expectations, Jagat Ram told Insight Himachal that he will raise PGIMER to the next level and ensure that it will match top global medical institutes in patient care, research, and training. “My goal is to provide the highest level of compassionate care, provide quality services to millions of patients visiting the PGI and expand our reach to the underserved sections”, he added.
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