Governing Body of Regional Spinal Injuries Centre meets after 3 years

Chandigarh, July 8:

Meeting of the Governing Body of Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, Mohali was held under the chairpersonship of Dr. Baljit Kaur, Cabinet Minister, Department of Social Security, Women & Child Development, Punjab. Due to COVID-19, the meeting was held after the span of 3 years.

A spokesperson informed that under the Project, the budget amounting Rs. 2 crores were being allotted from the last many years. But during the current Financial Year 2022-23, this amount has been enhanced from Rs. 2 crores to Rs. 10.73 crores. Governing Body has approved funds of Rs.10.73 Crores under the capital head and Rs.2.00 Crores as Grant-in-Aid for day to day expenditures.

The Cabinet Minister also enhanced the salaries of working outsourced employees, as was proposed by the Project Director-cum-Member Secretary. It was also decided that the PWD B& R department Punjab should hand over the ICU, High Dependency Unit and 11 Private Rooms, which would be inaugurated immediately after handing over the newly constructed part of the Building to RSIC. The construction plan of top floor has also been approved.

The Project Director detailed the progress of Regional Spinal Injuries Centre regarding the care it is providing to indoor and outdoor patients, which by now are about 5 Lakhs and more than 6000 major Spinal surgeries have been successfully conducted.

 The Meeting was attended by the Director Social Security Punjab, Addl. Finance Secretary, Director Health Services Punjab, Dr. Vipin Kaushal Medical superintendant representing Director PGI, Col Gurkirat Singh Director Paraplegia Centre for armed forces, Mohali and Project Director Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, Mohali along with Addl. Director Social Security and Deputy Director, RSIC, Mohali. Dr. Raj Bahadur, Member Secretary, RSIC who is also Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot expressed his gratitude as well thankfulness to the members and Chairperson for sparing their valuable time.

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