CHANDIGARH: India’s health minister J P Nadda conferred degrees upon 1,886 students at the 35th convocation of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. The convocation was held in the institute after a gap of three years.
The health minister gave away 35 gold, 92 silver and 95 bronze medals and awarded 1886 degrees to students from various specialities.
While addressing the new degree holders, Nadda said: “Government is coming up with AIIMS like institutions in various parts of the country and expanding the network of the medical colleges in a big way by upgrading district hospitals to medical colleges.”
“Government schemes like Ayushman Bharat will bring a complete change in delivering health care facilities to everyone,” he added.
Mr Nadda also inaugurated three new facilities in PGIMER- Chandigarh including a state of the art Nephrology and Transplant Care Unit, an Advanced High Energy Linear Accelerator and an 11 KV Substation for Research blocks.