Chintpurni college: Senior officials of the Punjab Government met the Medical Council of India officials to work out the modalities for shifting of students of the Chintpurni Medical College in Pathankot to other colleges.On Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s directives, Punjab Secretary Medical Education and Research Vikas Pratap and Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Raj Bhadhur represented the state government at the meeting. Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra said the MCI responded positively and expressed hope that the exercise of shifting the students to other medical colleges would be undertaken soon.The meeting came after the Chief Minister assured the students of the Chintpurni college of the government’s support to resolve their issues and get the matter of shifting them to other colleges expedited with the MCI. The college students had met Captain Amarinder Singh in Pathankot last week to seek his intervention in the matter.The de-recognition of the Chintpurni medical college by MCI had jeopardized the future of the students studying in the college. Soon after coming to power, the government had successfully rehabilitated the students of Gian Sagar group of colleges and the chief minister has assured the students of Chintpurni of similar responsiveness by his government to their woes, the spokesperson said.Chintpurni college was owned and managed by BJP leader Swarn Salaria, now the party’s candidate for the Lok Sabha bypoll in Gurdaspur.
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