Punjab: In order to settle down the recent salaries crunch faced by the staff at the Gian Sagar Medical College, its authorities have been summoned by the department of medical education and research to discuss over the issue.
The college has been reportedly asked to spell out a plan as to how it intends to pay the due salaries. This will also decide the future course of action for the functioning of the college as the classes here have been suspended for one month.
Besides, there are several other issues proposed to be discussed during the meeting. Issues such as fall in patients reporting at the college premise, and shortage of faculty as raised in an expert report by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, will take precedence. The salaried of the staff and the para-medical staff is of prime importance.
As reported by HT, Secretary medical education Hussan Lal said the college had been warned in recent communications to end the stalemate and clear the pending dues of staff at the earliest.
“It has come to our notice that the college management recently paid one-month salary to the faculty till October and two-month salary to the non-teaching staff till November,” he said.
“In the meeting, we will assess the situation as how the college plans to pay off salaries so that classes can be resumed at the earliest,” he said.
A faculty member, who did not want to be named, in his statement has implied that the college will not pass the MCI inspection, if conducted anytime soon. This is because faculty members have come down from the required 200 to 70.