IEP Chandigarh/Patiala, July 7
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government on Friday announced to regularise the staff of Government Ayurvedic College, Patiala soon, said Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister Dr Balbir Singh here. Directing to ensure the promotion of the college staff as per merit and rules, Dr Balbir Singh said that though the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) had asked to shut the Ayurvedic College, the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led State Government has not only kept the College open but will also regularise its staff. The state has decided to revive the institution which has been protecting the ancient treatment system of India, besides starting facilities of a pharmacy and hospital here. Meanwhile, the Medical Education and Research Minister also visited the Government Medical College and Government Dental College to get feedback from the staff and students for further improvement of the functioning of these three prestigious medical institutions. Dr Balbir Singh said that all these Government Colleges of Patiala will be turned into the leading Medical Colleges of the country, for which the Punjab Government has chalked out a strategic plan. He also assured the faculty and students that Punjab Government is soon going to advertise the vacancies at the Dental College. Reforms are being brought into the health sector at a large scale to make the state Rangla Punjab, he said, while adding that the Punjab Government is striving hard to ensure state-of-the-art health facilities in the state. While reviewing the construction plan for the new Trauma centre to be built with the cost of Rs 150 crores after demolishing the old Gynae building, Dr Balbir Singh said that it will be a boon for health facilities in Government Rajindra Hospital. The Health Minister also reviewed the boys and girls Hostels, faculty houses and Institute building, and directed the authorities to speed up the on-ground work. Earlier, Dr Balbir Singh held a high-level meeting with senior officers to implement the plan made to rank the Government Medical College among the leading Medical Colleges in the country. The Cabinet Minister said that the promotions of faculty are also in progress at the four institutions. He said that making the entire system transparent and efficient is the top priority of the government.