PGIMER: Health Ministry recognizes Dept of Community Medicine as 'Centre of Excellence'
Chandigarh: The premier Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh (PGIMER) has recently added another feather to its cap as its Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health has secured recognition from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) as the "Centre of Excellence on Air Pollution and Health" under the National Program on Climate Change and Human Health (NPCCHH).
The Additional Professor of the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Dr Ravindra Khaiwal will be assigned as the nodal faculty for the centre of excellence on air pollution and health. The center will be responsible for analyzing the impact of air pollution and climate change on the health on public health. It will also initiate several programs to decrease the impact of air pollution on human health.
He further added that self-explanatory training modules and awareness materials will be released by the authorities and will be accessible for people. The center will educate people regarding the aspect of climate change and air pollution and will tell them about certain remedies also.
The Head of the Department, Professor Amarjeet Singh stated that the department has contributed the last three years for implementing the National program on climate change and human health.