Prof. Savita Malhotra wins Yves Pelicier Award 2022

Physical OPD change in timings All OPDs(8am to 10am) except Pediatrics(8am to 11am)

Press Release regarding opening of registration counters of OPD for Walk-in patients from 14th Feb 2022

Press Release regarding closure of Physical OPD Services in the Institute.


Prof.  Digambar Behera, Former Dean (Research)  and Head Deptt. of Pulmonary Medicine, PGI awarded Padma Shri for his extensive contribution in field of medicine

Prof.  Digambar Behera, Former Dean (Research) & Head Deptt. of Pulmonary Medicine, PGI awarded Padma Shri for his extensive contribution in field of medicine. 

Prof. Behera is a pioneer of lung cancer chemotherapy and the founder president of the Indian Society for the Study of Lung Cancer. Currently, Prof. Behera is the President of the Indian Chest Society and Chairman of the National Task Force for National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme.

Prof. Behera completed his graduation from SCB Medical College, Utkal University, in 1978. Prof. Behera completed his MD- Medicine from PGI in 1980 and Diplomate of National Board of Examinations in Medicine and Respiratory Medicine in 1982 and 1983, respectively.

He joined the Department of Pulmonary Medicine as a faculty member in 1984 and was elevated to the post of Professor in 2000. Prof. Behera also served as the Dean (Research) and the Head of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the PGI. He also served as the Director of the National Institute of TB and Respiratory Diseases for a period of five years


Director PGIMER, Chandigarh Released Pictorial Booklet on COVID19 -Associated Mucormycosis

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COVID 19 Associated Mucormycosis




Dr Ritesh Agarwal awarded the prestigious Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize for 2020

The Ist Faculty to be awarded with this distinct honor

Dr Ritesh Agarwal , Professor in Deptt of Pulmonary Medicine, PGIMER, has been awarded the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for the year 2020 in the medical sciences category, for his significant contributions in the field of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA).

The award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) India, the late Dr (Sir) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar. The Prize is given each year for outstanding contributions in science and technology.

Dr Agarwal is the first faculty from the PGI, Chandigarh to be honored with this award.

Commending Prof. Agarwal's distinct accomplishment, Prof Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER stated, " It is a matter of great pride not only for the institute but also for the region. This rare honor won by Prof. Agarwal is hugely motivational and exemplary for others to follow his footsteps."

Prof. Agarwal has been systematically exploring this perplexing disease over the last ten years and has more than 90 publications describing the epidemiology, diagnosis, management, and several first-time descriptions. In the last five years, he has validated several existing diagnostic and classification criteria and has proposed new criteria for the diagnosis and classification of ABPA, which are used to diagnose ABPA worldover. The most significant work of Dr. Agarwal is in the treatment of ABPA. Before his research, there was no dosing protocol for oral glucocorticoids. His research has shown that lower doses of oral steroids are sufficient in the treatment of ABPA. Moreover, two of his studies demonstrating the efficacy of antifungal drugs are practice-changing, as patients can now be spared of the serious adverse effects of glucocorticoids.

Dr Agarwal has more than 500 publications in peer-reviewed National and International Journals. He has also received the ICMR Kamal Satbir Award for the year 2009, and the NASI-Scopus young scientist award for the year 2011, and the ICMR Shakuntala Amir Chand Award for the year 2012, for his dedicated work in the field of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.


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