PIMS union writes MCI.
Kusum Arora , Jalandhar
In the wake of CT Scan scam, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Employee Union on Friday shot off a letter to Medical Council of India (MCI) President and said that fresh MBBS 2017 batch admissions should be cancelled in PIMS, as the institute was facing financial crunch. The PIMS Employees Union highlighted that PIMS was facing worst condition for the past some time and was on the verge of closure.In the letter, Narinder Kumar, the union president stated that PIMS management was finding it hard to fulfill the genuine demand of salary hike, as it was lacking in funds to run the hospital and the medical college. “We brought the matter to the notice of the MCI and Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot three months ago but no action was taken. If PIMS is closed, the future of MBBS students would be at stake”, he said.Union General Secretary Parminder Kumar said that considering the dwindling financial condition of PIMS, it was imperative to cancel the new MBBS admissions for the academic session 2017. “In the wake of such a crisis, the MBBS students should be shifted to some other medical colleges of the state, as PIMS future was bleak”, they demanded. Earlier, PIMS Employees union meeting was held on Friday morning which was attended by PIMS Resident Director Dr Kanwaljit Singh, Purchase Head, Fortis Amit Kumar and PIMS Finance Controller Dinesh Mishra. It was learnt that the two members left the meeting midway.PIMS union writes MCI. The meeting was also attended by MC union leader Chandan Grewal, where the PIMS management was given time till August 16. “If the PIMS management failed to fulfill our demands till August 16, we would not let MBBS admissions to take place in PIMS on August 18”, Narinder Kumar mentioned.PIMS union writes MCI. The union members also said that PIMS Medical and Charitable Society members Bhavdeep Sardana from Sukhjit Starch & Chemicals, Phagwara, Mohit Chitkara, vice president Chitkara University, Vikram Aditya Rajput from Vitoba Realtors Private Limited, Jasmeet Singh Puri, advisor Fortis and Rajan Kashyap president PIMS Society turned a blind eye towards the problems raised by the union members in the past three months. “As PIMS is being run by Fortis Group, the union has decided to hold a dharna at Fortis Mohali and Fortis Headquarter in Gurgaon”, they said.Earlier the union members pointed out favoritism to Fortis group members and said that Fortis Financial officer Pankaj Sachdeva who owned Best healthcare pharmacy was paying Rs 14,500 as rent in PIMS. On the other hand a juice bar owned was paying Rs 60,000 per month as rent on PIMS premises.
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