Brief Introduction

The Public Relations office came into existence since the inception Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.

The PRO is the official spokesperson and is in regular touch with the authorities and the media persons.

  Organization Structure



Role of PR Office:

  • Numerous press conferences and interviews are organized by the Public Relations Officer (PRO)
  • All academic activities in the Institute are given media coverage through newspapers, All India Radio and various TV channels.
  • Press conferences are held and press releases issued on various research projects, new research methods, opening of new centers, installation of new equipments etc.
  • Media is informed about the various awards won by the faculty.
  • Queries from media are received on day-to-day basis and answered.
  • Coordination with Heads of Departments of different specialties for media coverage of national and international conferences.
  • Create public awareness about health and medical issues like body donation, organ donation and various diseases through press conferences and press releases sent on important days like World Glaucoma Day, World Diabetes Day, Psoriasis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Asthma Day, International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking etc. by coordinating with related departments.
  • FM Life Line phone-in programme has been continuing since 2006, and is being coordinated by the PGI Public Relations Officer with AIR. Every Tuesday an expert from PGI answers public queries at 11.00 am. One to one conversation with PGI experts, by the public sitting at home, is a great achievement.

 Public Grievances

Public grievances are collected through the complaint/suggestion boxes placed at various buildings of PGI.

The PRO is the Convenor of Public Grievances Redressal Committee of the Institute.

 Poor Patient Guidance

  • Liaise with charitable trusts, welfare agencies, philanthropists, etc.
  • Guide and assist patients to get financial help from various National Relief Funds.
  • Guide patients about various welfare schemes at national, regional and local levels.
  • Guide patients regarding hospital services.
  • Assist deserving and needy patients to get poor free status
  • Guide patients for financial assistance for treatment from PPWF.
  • Coordinate with PPWF Section for providing medicines/surgical items.

Contact Person


For Public Relations work

For Poor Patient Work



  Medical Social Worker


Room No. 2090, 2nd floor, New OPD Block


Poor  Patient  Assistance  Cell, Room No. 2090, 2nd floor, New OPD Block

Contact no.








Public Relation Office

Public Relation Officer  Ms. Manju Wadwalkar        0172-2756003

Request for poor patient fund and information may be sent to the Public Relation Officer.