Haryana cancels nursing exams over irregularities

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 17, 2015 22:37 IST

The Haryana government on Wednesday cancelled the examinations for Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery (ANM) and General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) courses, conducted last year, owing to the alleged irregularities in the examination.

Additional chief secretary (Health), Ram Niwas said that various irregularities were detected in the examination for Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery and General Nursing and Midwifery courses, conducted in November last year, in which about 8,000 nursing students had appeared.

"The examination to the ANM and GNM courses, has now been cancelled. It was found that the examination was not conducted by a proper authority, besides other irregularities. The result of the students who took the exam had been withheld. Now, the examination will be held again," he said.

Health Minister Anil Vij criticised the previous Congress government for permitting the opening of nursing colleges in the state without permission.

"Due to these unauthorised institutes, the examinations of ANM and GNM courses conducted by them have been cancelled and now these would be held by the Pt BDS University of Health Sciences, Rohtak," an official release quoting Vij said here.

The minister was presiding over a meeting of senior officers of Health and Medical Education Departments in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Vij said that the record of patients at 55 district hospitals and PGIMS, Rohtak would be available online by next March.

Prescription slips, X-rays and other related information would be made available online to facilitate the patients in getting treatment at any other hospital.

The health minister also directed the officers of state Urban Development Authority to look for a piece of land within a radius of 10km from the existing general hospital in Panchkula to set up a medical college.

The minister said that a medical college would be set up at Bhiwani for which a high level committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Director General, Medical Education, Pradeep Kasni.

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