PGIMER got Platinum Rating in IGBC (Indian Green Building Council).
PGIMER got a Platinum rating by (IGBC) Indian Green Building Council. It is after the Institute has committed to demonstrating itself as Green Hospital. PGIMER awarded with the Indian Green Building Council’s ( IGBC) Green Health Care Facilities ‘Platinum’ Rating for Project ‘PGI Expansion of Nehru Hospital’. The rating plaque was received by Er. P.S. Saini, Superintending Hospital Engineer, PGI, during the Green Building Congress, 2019 at Hyderabad on Friday.
Prof. Jagat Ram, Director, PGI said that the concept of Green and Energy efficiency is not something new and it has already been inculcated into the work culture at the Institute. He emphasized maintaining ecological balance of the Globe. He further exerted that ongoing Satellite Centre, Sangrur has also been targetted to be a Green centre. All upcoming projects including Advanced Neurosciences Centre, Advanced Mother and Child Centre, etc. shall be green rated.
This is pertinent to mention here that PGI became the first Government hospital to be awarded as the star rating by the Government of India, Bureau of Energy Efficiency in 2014 for its Advanced Eye Care Centre and Advanced Cardiac Centre.
With the present award, PGI has again become the first Government hospital to get the IGBC Platinum Rating. Er. P.S. Saini, Superintending Hospital Engineer, PGIMER, Chandigarh who himself is a certified Energy Auditor of B.E.E., Govt. of India informed that in the National Health Policy 2017, the focus has shifted from curative health care to preventive health care and well-being.
He further stated that a large scale of horticulture and landscaping work is also been undertaken in the Institute to provide congenial environment not only to the patients and their attendants but also to the employees working in the Institute. Such awards are the culmination of teamwork & top management support and encourage them to contribute towards India’s Green Building Movement.