Chandigarh: The Punjab cabinet agreed to shift the students of the Chintpurni Medical College to other institutions once the government gets the approval from the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Union Ministry of Health.
Taking up the issue after conclusion of the day’s cabinet meeting agenda, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said his government was committed to protecting the careers of the students affected by closure of the college in Pathankot. The governmentwill not allow their future to be jeopardised, he said in a release issued here.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that Chintpurni Medical College moved against HC order for student shift.The authorities have called the court order a violation, as their case lies pending in the Supreme Court. Despite no closure directive by the High Court, the single bench of Ajay Tiwari last month ordered that students of Chintpurni be shifted in response to a petition filed by a few students. The bench had made an observation that the Centre and Punjab government along with the Medical Council of India had concluded that the college despite all cautioning, had failed to create the required infrastructure for the students.