In an initiative to promote the state of Army health care facilities in the city, senior army officials declared the opening of an Artificial Limb Centre (ALC) in Chandigarh. Currently, there is only one centre located in Pune. According to the statistics, every year the count of injured soldiers reaches to an approximate value of 200, and they suffer disabilities. In order to address this problem, the plan of opening five such centres has been proposed.
Lt Gen Bipin Puri, Director General (DG) of Armed Forces Medical Service (AFMS) addressed Chandigarh Newsline and told that five such rehabilitation centres will be established including one in Delhi and Chandigarh. The Chandigarh centre will be established as the sub-centre and it will come up at Command Hospital.
Lt Gen Puri, an alumnus of PGI Chandigarh, inaugurated the institute with the new batch of students for the study of paediatrics and paediatric surgery. He also added the fact that a lot of things have been done to establish this rehabilitation centre.
Lt Gen Puri along with PGI Director Professor Jagat Ram are in discussion of collaborating research with PGI in various fields and departments like medicine, surgery, and allied disciplines. Not only PGI, they are also planning to work with AIIMS New Delhi and SGPGI Lucknow.
Source: The Indian Express