“ सर्वे सन्तु निरामया ” : “Sarve Santu Niramayah”
"May all be Healthy”
Dr Rajiv Chawla
GB Pant Hospital, now known as G B Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (GIPMER) is a tertiary care center of the government of NCT Delhi. The institution was commissioned in 1964 and recently celebrated its golden jubilee in 2014. It reinforced its commitment to bring healthcare of best standards within reach of every individual.
With rising patient load and a burgeoning disease burden, India is in enormous need for high quality and affordable healthcare delivery. The medical science today is technology intensive with added costs which the common man cannot afford. The population of Delhi & NCR has grown enormously. The OPD attendance at GIPMER which was ~35000 in 1970 increased to over 7.5 lakhs in 2015: an over 21 fold increase. Thus, there are complexities which GIPMER must be ready to embrace.
It is satisfying to note that GIPMER has stood the test of time. Addition of new OPD complex, an arrhythmia centre, emergency heart and brain attack unit, newer modular operation theaters, and acquiring new equipments are some of the steps undertaken to deal with the increasing patient volume. GIPMER believes in building a collaborative, meritocratic and satisfying work culture that empowers the talented to succeed in every sphere of healthcare delivery.
The availability of a large pool of clinical talent in the country, newer corporate hospitals, improved global connectivity and the significant cost advantage available to patients for treatment in India has lead to a radical change and competitive performance in the present healthcare sector. From “monopoly” status in mid 1980’s, GIPMER has to now survive in the era of competition while maintaining its reputation and standards of care.
To ensure that all our patients receive the best medical care, we have a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and technical staff. The institute believes that besides upgradation of infrastructure, evolution of human resource is also necessary to meet the existing challenges. We need to convert the perceived ‘threat’ of large patient load into ‘opportunity’ for training and research. Only then can GIPMER become a centre of excellence which offers safe, quality and affordable health care to the patients and quality training to its students as stated in the vision and mission statement.
In this era of multi-disciplinary approach to patient care, I am sure that entire staff will embrace a culture of teamwork and discipline and work in the direction of achieving the set goals.
We would be only too glad to hear more from you and make GIPMER more responsive to your needs.
Dr Rajiv Chawla