The director of research and medical education (DRME), Punjab, has issued a notice stating that the Para Medial Council (Punjab), running from SAS Nagar, is not recognised by the Punjab government and the state government has also not constituted any para medical council or registered any so far.
“The certificates issued by this council are not valid for government jobs and the candidates taking admission in the courses run by the council would themselves be responsible for their act and the government cannot be held responsible for it,” reads the notice by the DRME, signed by Manjit Kaur Mohi, director, research and medical education, Punjab.
However, on the other hand, the Para Medical Council (Punjab), SAS Nagar, as per its website, offers about 37 courses in different streams, most of them of two-year duration. Besides 37 courses, the council also claims to have about 57 other institutions affiliated to it, some of them are running in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Pathankot, Bathinda and in Haryana.
“Thousands of paramedical diploma holders of the council are serving the nation as in Punjab, UT Chandigarh, Haryana and Rajasthan besides some other states. The successful candidates of the council will become eligible for appointment as technicians and assistants in dental, general hospitals, nursing homes and public health centres,” the council claims.
The council was registered by the Punjab government in 2002-03, the council claims on the website. Even some of the faculty members of the council are allegedly graduate only and the qualification of some has not been mentioned on the given website of the council.
Despite repeated attempts on the given cell and landline numbers by the council, the council authorities could not be contacted. No one responded to the text message too.