The Punjab Medical Council (PMC) has expressed dislike over the state medical education minister Anil Joshi's interests in the matter of 'ghost teachers' working in various medical colleges.
Dr. G S Grewal, PMC president, has come up against the clean chit given to delinquent doctors by the medical education minister and has decided to go ahead with its proceedings against them.
"Given binding statutory regulations and rules that cannot be transposed, the proceedings against ghost doctors cannot be stalled under arbitrary pretext. PMC registrar is therefore duty bound to call a meeting of the committee to look and inquire into the issue of ghost doctors on September 18 at 11am in the council office and send notices to all ghost doctors registered under PMC without any exception," he said.
In a letter to Joshi, Dr. Grewal noted that the minister has little knowledge on the issue. "I apprehend that your good self has been misinformed about the action taken by PMC in this regard and also in regard to cuts and commissions received by some doctors which is a total violation of the medical ethics," he stated.
He also said that he handles the ghost teaching, professional misconduct and take actions for effective deterrence given the grave implications on of these mala fide actions in breach of the law.