Communication systems are the backbone of any healthcare management. Telecommunication is one of the important communication tools in PGIMER, Chandigarh. Functioning of the institute cannot be even imagined without telephone services. So much so that shutdown of telephone exchange even for few hours for maintenance purposes is taken after a thorough preparation so there is minimal disruption during the period.
The Telephone department, Telephone Exchange, PGIMER is providing 24 hour services in PGIMER since its inception. Initially 200 lines were operational through EPABX. In due course of time, the strength of the faculty and other officials of the Institute has increased. With the result, the requirement of telephone connections has also increased manifold. The operational capacity of EPABX lines has increased from 500 lines in the year 2002 to 1714 lines in year 2018.