Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute
Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute is a Postgraduate Medical Institute located in New Delhi and is supported by the University of Delhi. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of the Government of India takes care of its endowment. It has been categorized as one of the constituent colleges of the University. The study and training of the students emphasize chest diseases. The institute also provides services to people suffering from chest diseases. The institute is maintained under the statute XX of the University.
In 1946, the Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor for this purpose recommended the establishment of a Chest Institute. Utilizing the teaching and training facilities of the Lady Hardinge Medical College, Irwin and Silver Jubilee Hospitals in Delhi, a diploma course in chest diseases was started in 1947 with Dr. R. Viswanathan, the then Deputy Director-General, Health Services, Government of India, as the Honorary Director of the course.