After being denied permission by the Union ministry of health and family welfare to admit students for 2015-16, the Haryana Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital (HIMS), Kaithal, is in more trouble.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has now barred the college from applying for MCI's recommendation for the next academic session (2016-17) as well as it found it guilty of attaching forged documents with their applications.
The MCI has also referred the matter to its ethics committee for appropriate action against the erring faculty/residents and the dean of the college.
The council uploaded the information on its official website on Monday evening.
The executive committee of the council has stated that it found that nine faculty/residents had submitted fake/forged experience certificates along with the applications by the college, which is run by Dr Puran Chand Dharmarth Trust, Gurgaon.
The names include Dr Anil Patel, associate professor Physiology, Dr Suresh Kumar Jain, senior resident (SR) orthopaedics, Dr Supriya SR paediatrics, Dr HS Chhatwal SR paediatrics, Dr Ghanshyam Dass Goyal SR paediatrics, Dr Stuti Modi, SR OBG, Dr Rakesh Kumar Grover, SR anaesthesia, Dr Romesh Chand Mittal, SR anaesthesia, and Dr Pankaj Kumar Srivastva, SR ophthalmology.
Since the certificates were countersigned by the dean, he too will have to appear before the committee, the MCI said.
According to sources, the dean could be barred from holding any office in any medical college for three to five years, as per the MCI rules.
HIMS and another college, NC College of Medical Sciences and Research, Israna (Panipat), were earlier denied permission to admit students for the current session for the second year straight.
The permission was denied based on lack of infrastructure or inadequate staff.
The MCI, while listing reasons for denying recommendation for admissions to the HIMS, stated that residential quarters built for non-teaching staff had one room each with an attached toilet and, therefore, could not be considered as quarters.
The council team had also found some deficiency in respect to beds in general medicine and general surgery wards and inadequate number of normal and caesarean deliveries in OBG ward.
The MCI, during its inspections, also found that the patients admitted in surgical intensive care unit did not require intensive care.