Dr K K Aggarwal Principal Govt Medical College Patiala retiring today
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
Dr K K Aggarwal who has recently been in the news for various patient and student friendly projects ongoing in the Govt Medical College and Rajindra Hospital Patiala is retiring on 30 September 2019. He had done his MBBS in 1981 and MD in 1984 from the same college. He has worked at Medical Colleges Faridkot and Amritsar also. He served at Faridkot Medical College for about 20 years and conducted about 15000 postmortem and medicolegal cases and has appeared in various courts all over the state for opinion. He has been working at Patiala since 2005. He was instrumental in getting the MD degree at Amritsar medical college recognized from Medical Council of India when he was head of department there. He has guided 22 MD students and has 48 publications in national and international journals.
He was appointed as Principal at Patiala in March 2019 and within a short span of 7 months he has been pro-active in completing various projects for the benefit of the patients and students.
He was instrumental in starting the 24×7 Clinical Laboratory which gave round the clock services to the patient and lead to a massive jump in the earnings of the hospital. Round the clock Jan Aushadhi Store (Cheap Generic Medicine) to provide poor patients with generic medicines at cheaper rates. The VDRL Lab was adjudged the best lab in Punjab state and has been approved to be upgraded as State level lab shortly.
For the benefit of students in the hostels two new messes and one canteen were initiated along with provision of water filters, water coolers, new furniture, CCTV camera and upgraded common rooms. In line with the government vision of online services, the student’s fees have also been started online in collaboration with SBI. Further the service books of all staff are now available online in HRMS system. At his instance the court evidence of doctors through video conferencing to various courts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal is available only at Patiala which is saving a lot of time and money.
Orientation program of new MBBS & MD students and new faculty was held for the first time, regarding patient care, politeness, dedication, hardwork and honesty, and they were administered the Hippocratic Oath. Restrictions have been enforced on outsiders from laboratories and medical representative for visiting the OPDs.
Construction, renovation and repair of super specialty block, maternal and child health block, multilevel parking, nursing staff hostels, new institution building, wards, auditorium, lecture theaters and examination halls are already completed or in advanced stages.
In his farewell speech he thanked the chief minister Punjab Amarinder Singh and former medical education minister Brahm Mohindra and present medical education minister O.P.Soni for giving him the opportunity for serving the community and the institution, as Principal for about 7 months. He said that he will be ever ready to serve the state in whatever way possible.