Reacting to statements of chief minister’s adviser Maheshinder Singh Grewal, brother of Dr GS Grewal, president of the Punjab Medical Council (PMC), minister for medical education and research Anil Joshi said here on Sunday that it was sad to say that Maheshinder Singh, who had been minister of this department, did not have any knowledge of its working and was making vague statements out of sheer love for his brother ignoring rules and regulations.
Joshi clarified that the inquiry into the affairs of the PMC had been ordered by a 3-member committee of medical experts. “The repeated utterances of Maheshinder Grewal in a media release that Anil Joshi did not understand English were ridiculous as Section 22 of the Act was in a very simple language and even a Class-10 student could very easily understand that the government could take action in all such cases,” added a press release issued by Joshi.
He said that it was clearly mentioned in the allocation of business rules (item 15) that the department of medical education and research was the appropriate authority to govern councils. “The nomination of members in various councils too is made by the minister as per the orders framed under the rules of business,” added Joshi.
Joshi pointed out that Grewal (Maheshinder) needed to understand that the minister was supposed to see the administrative work and implement the policies for the benefit of the general public.