PGI receives platinum rating for green building

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PGI receives platinum rating for green building

The PGIMER has been conferred with the Indian Green Building Council’s (IGBC) green healthcare facilities ‘platinum’ rating for the project, ‘PGI Expansion of Nehru Hospital’.

The rating plaque was received by PS Saini, superintending hospital engineer, PGI, during the Green Building Congress in Hyderabad today. PGI Director Prof Jagat Ram said, “The concept of green and energy efficiency is not new and it has already been inculcated into the work culture at the institute.” He emphasised that constructing green-rated hospital was imperative to maintain ecological balance of the globe. The ongoing satellite centre at Sangrur has been envisaged to be a green centre. All upcoming projects, including Advanced Neurosciences Centre, Advanced Mother and Child Centre, etc, shall be green rated.

The PGI has again become the first government hospital to get the IGBC platinum rating. Saini, a certified energy auditor of the BEE, said in the National Health Policy, 2017, the focus had shifted from curative healthcare to preventive healthcare and well-being. He further said horticulture and landscaping work was undertaken at the institute to provide congenial environment not only to the patients and their attendants, but also to the employees. 

source- The Tribune