Chandigarh: The Punjab State Medical & Dental Teachers Association has demanded immediate resignation of Dr K K Talwar, Health and Medical Education Advisor to Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, for misguiding the previous government on various issues related to medical education and medical faculty working in the state-run government medical and dental colleges.
In a joint press statement, Dr H S Sohal, President; Dr D S Bhullar, General Secretary of the state unit; and Dr Avanish Kumar, president of the Patiala unit of the association said, “The Medical Education Department so far has failed to fill up more than 100 entry-level vacant posts of assistant professor due to his interference in the selection process.”
The association has also demanded for a high-level probe for decision of the previous government on the advice of Dr Talwar to hand over the newly-constructed building of the Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital for running the paramedical training courses silently to a private hospital, Max Hospital of Mohali.
The building was constructed on the government land worth crores of rupees after demolishing some residential buildings meant for the faculty of the medical college despite the fact that the department of medical education could easily run training courses in this institute, reports The Tribune.
Dr K K Talwar is chairman of cardiology at Max Healthcare (Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket), New Delhi. He previously served as chairman of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.