Chandigarh Administration and Rotary Club of Chandigarh have signed a memorandum of understanding for setting up a Health Education Centre in the city.
The MoU was signed by Secretary Education Mr. B.L. Sharma, representing the Administration, and President of the Club, A.P. Singh, in the presence of Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh, Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore, PRIP Rajendra K. Saboo, members of our Club and other senior officers of the UT Administration.
Rotary Club Chandigarh would be setting up the Centre in association with another world-renowned US-based NGO, McMillen Health Centre, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which shall equip it with hi-tech gadgets, models, teaching aides and expertise.
Rotary Club Chandigarh would be spending approximately US$ 300,000 (₹2.2 crores) to set-up this unique project in the city which will be the first of its kind in India.
This state-of-the-art Health Education Centre is meant to educate school students about fundamentals of medical science, human physiology, and would also serve as Training Centre to impart training to master trainers as well as teachers. The project has been conceived by PRIP Rajendra K Saboo .
Chandigarh Administration has decided to setup this Centre in Government Model High School, Sector 22-C, in the first phase, and later a site would be identified by a committee comprising representatives of the Engineering, and Architecture departments and the District Education Officer.
It would also work as centre of excellence in providing basic medical education, health checkup and training, and would be managed by a team of administrative staff, team of doctors and experts under a society which shall have Adviser to the Administrator as Chairman, Home, Health, Finance and Education Secretaries of the Chandigarh Administration as members, along with other members from various departments as well as the head of the PGI, and two members of the Rotary Club.