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Gian Sagar Medical College taken over by Swaran Salaria of Chintpurni Medical College

Gian Sagar Medical College taken over by Swaran Salaria of Chintpurni Medical College

Patiala: Gian Sagar Medical College(GSMC),  that is facing closure due to a fiscal crisis faced by the institution in  the past few months,  in a surprising turn over has been taken over by Swaran Salaria,  Chairman, Chintpurni Medical College and Hospital, Pathankot,and a BJP leader.

Salaria exuding confidence while claiming that he has taken over the management of Gian Sagar Medical Charitable Trust and will be able to clear all pending liabilities of the institution, making it functional in the coming two days, has found it hard to win the confidence of the staff of GSMC who have expressed uncertainty, considering the fact that his own Chintpurni Medical College, pathankot is facing the education regulator’s disapproval on many counts.

According to Salaria, 6 of the 8 board members have submitted their resignations on April 17 and the remaining two are likely to follow soon. He said that he will soon be constituting his own team to run the administrative affairs of GSMC. He has already chaired a meeting of the staff members of the medical institution on Wednesday. It is believed that Dean GSMC, Dr. AS Sekhon  has also submitted his resignation, reports Tribune.

Read Also: The unfortunate closure of Gian Sagar Medical College

Ironically, all does not seem will with Salaria’s own medical college. Chintpurni Medical College is facing Medical Council disapproval on many counts and the threat of loosing recognition due to them looms large over it.The college has been denied admissions for the upcoming session by the Council too.

Earlier on the Supreme Court had given a directive that the  college be  given conditional permission to admit students in 2014-15; however, it was denied permission in 2015-16.

Last year, the Supreme Court-mandated Lodha Committee (Oversight Committee) had given permission to Chitpurni to admit 150 students on the condition that it would remove the anomalies and deposit a security, which could be  forfeited, if the college failed to comply with the orders. Unfortunately, it did fail to comply.

An MCI  inspection of the college was carried out on March 7, and the report  submitted pointed at 24 glaring deficiencies. Some of them include:  87 per cent shortage in faculty,low number of patients coming to the hospital OPD, 82 per cent shortage of resident doctors, and no patient admitted for indoor treatment.

The MCI observed: “The college has failed to comply with the conditions laid down by the Oversight Committee.” Besides taking away the security, the Council recommended the college not be allowed to  admit students for the next two years.

Source: with inputs
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    Balbhadra Dhagat April 22, 2017, 2:03 pm

    MCI must intervene in the matter. It is unrealistic to expect Salaria to be able revive GSMC.
    Permitted wef 2011-12 for 150 MBBS seats, Chintpurni, ‘conditionally recognized’ by Central Govt in March 2016, by overriding MCI, is itself facing problems.
    Court has already adjusted its MBBS 4th Year Batch of entire 141 students of AY 2011-12 in 9 other Med colleges (3 State & 6 Pvt). 2012-13, 13-14 & 14-15 were zero years.
    In 2016-17, Chintpurni gained de facto permission to admit a batch of 150 thanks to the ‘conditional recognition’. Knowing the appalling condition of Chintapurni, only 101 students ventured to take admission in 2016-17. Now this batch has also petitioned to Court for its transfer.
    Conditional recognition was short-lived. During the verification inspection, MCI found deficiency of 87% faculties, 82% residents, 100% inpatients & 66% outpatients & has recommended debarring of Chintpurni Med College from admissions in MBBS for 2017-18 18-19.
    Punjab National Bank is taking steps to sell Chintpurni’s properties for default of Rs 100-crore loan for setting up the campus.