Punjab’s medical education and research minister Anil Joshi on Friday promised action against all nursing and dental colleges that were infrastructure-deficient and indulging in irregularities.
Joshi directed officials of his department to form teams to conduct checks and also prepare a list of colleges falling short of the prescribed standards.
The team, which will comprise professors of the Government Medical College, Patiala, will probe all angles of the issue and submit a report in seven days.
The minister also instructed the departmental officers to issue show-cause notices to the colleges and warn them of disaffiliation in case they did not mend their ways.
The minister said during an inspection of a few colleges recently, parents of some students had complained to him that many dental and nursing colleges lacked infrastructural facilities such as laboratories, besides practical training and the required teaching staff.
The minister said he was told that a few colleges had also not deposited the fee required to be submitted with the university they were affiliated to.
Joshi also said it had come to his notice that some colleges had not allowed teams of the accountant general (AG) office to enter when they had gone for inspection.