Secretary medical education and research, Punjab, Husan Lal has sought a report from the principal of Amritsar government medical college over imposition of a fine of Rs 1,000 each on 75 postgraduate students for not attending a programme last week.
The department of medical education and research’s action comes after Hindustan Times on August 13 reported that college principal Dr Santokh Singh had imposed fine on 75 postgraduate students for not attending a programme on World Hepatitis Day on July 28.
“We came to know about the fine being imposed by the college principal from the media and we have sought report from the college,” said Husan Lal.
HT had highlighted that how even the doctors who were on emergency duty were not spared. Among those on whom the fine was slapped were 20 doctors on different duties, including in OPD and wards. The doctors were not even given a chance to explain their absence.
The fine was imposed despite there being no rule empowering the government college to take such an action.