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Medicos left in the lurch as Gian Sagar Medical College closes

Chandigarh: With power and water supply disconnected, and the doors of most rooms, including classrooms, locked, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital at Banur, about 35 km from Chandigarh, appears as virtually closed.

The employees, including faculty, have not received their salaries since October last year. No classes have been held after January. Exams are round the corner but students don’t know whether they will be able to appear in them, reports HT.

“We don’t know what happens next. It’s a deserted place now with no power and water, and no staffers as they haven’t been paid for six-seven months now,” said Dr A S Sekhon, dean of Gian Sagar Medical College, which has 100 MBBS seats.

“Whether students get to sit in exams will depend on Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, which would know that there have been no classes for two months now,” added Dr Sekhon.

The medical college first came to the limelight in April 2010 when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Dr Ketan Desai, then president of the Medical Council of India (MCI), for allegedly “accepting a bribe of Rs 2 crore” and “entering into a conspiracy” with “his tout” J P Singh and Dr Sukhwinder Singh, vice chairman of Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust to grant permission to Gian Sagar Medical College for admission of students for 2010-2011 for different courses for which the college reportedly did not have the required facilities.

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