Ludhiana: Punjab Medical Council (PMC) President Dr G S Grewal has refuted Medical Education Minister Anil Joshi’s claims that his term as PMC President had ended on December 21, 2014, as per the PMC Act, 1916. According to Dr Grewal, his tenure lasts till December 21, 2016, as per the amended PMC Act.
Dr Grewal, who is brother of Maheshinder Singh Grewal, the media advisor to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, alleged that he was being targeted as he had raised the issue of “ghost faculty” being employed in medical colleges looking for recognition from the Medical Council of India (MCI).
“The allegations against me began once I identified 400 doctors of Punjab who work as ‘ghost faculty’ in a few medical colleges of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. It was a cumulative figure of faculty between 2008 and 2015. Instead of taking action against such doctors who are playing with the future of the students, the minister is talking about my term and had even initiated an inquiry against me in October 2015,” Dr Grewal has been quoted by Indian Express as saying.