The Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI) is a unique postgraduate medical institution devoted to research, teaching and patient care in the field of chest diseases. It is a University of Delhi maintained institution and is funded entirely by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The Institute is ideally located in the heart of the main campus of the University of Delhi, providing the requisite academic environment.
The Institute fulfills the national need for providing relief to large number of patients in the community suffering from Chest Diseases. It has eminently discharged its role and has earned a unique place in the field of Chest Medicine.
The main objectives of VPCI are to conduct research in basic and clinical aspects of chest diseases, to train post graduates in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and allied disciplines, to develop new diagnostic technologies and disseminate scientific knowledge related to these areas to personnel of other institutions in the country and to provide specialized investigative and management services to patients.