The ghost medical teachers whom Punjab Medical Council is going to serve showcause notice include a former vice-chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, and other leading doctors of the state.
Punjab Medical Council (PMC) has found more than 400 ghost teachers in four private medical colleges in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The colleges are MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana (Ambala); MM Medical College and Hospital, Kumarhatti (Solan); Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur; and Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda.
Sources said the council had prepared the showcause notice to be issued to these doctors, including Dr Ravinder Singh, former V-C of the Faridkot health university; former state medical education director Dr Kiranjeet Kaur; former Dayanand Medical College (Ludhiana) principal Dr Daljit Singh; and head of PMC’s own ethics committee Dr Kulwant Singh.
On the PMC record, Dr Ravinder Singh heads the department of general surgery, Dr Kiranjeet Kaur is professor of biochemistry, and Dr Kulwant Singh is assistant professor of general medicine at the Kumarhatti college in Himachal Pradesh. PMC president Dr GS Grewal confirmed that some big names were on the list of 400 doctors. “Everybody will get the same punishment,” he said.
HT tried to contact Dr Ravinder Singh and Dr Kiranjeet Kaur but their mobile phones remained switched. Dr Daljit Singh didn’t take calls in spite of repeated attempts to reach him. When contacted Ajay Singal, registrar of Kumarhatti medical college refused to comment, saying no issue of this kind was in his knowledge. firstname.lastname@example.org