Health

Despite court orders, Kamboj addresses Gian Sagar protest

September 02, 2018 08:08 PM

Punjab News Express
PATIALA: Congress legislator from Rajpura Hardial Singh Kamboj today addressed a protest rally of former employees of the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital who held a demonstration despite a Rajpura court order restraining them from holding any protest within a radius of 500 meters from the gates of the Gian Sagar Hospital.

The protestors were joined by some investors in PACL whose case is pending in the Supreme Court. The protestors raised slogans against the new management of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust demanding that the former employees be re-appointed in the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital which had been closed down on April 5, 2017.  The protestors also blocked the Chandigarh-Patiala highway near Banur for over 20 minutes.

However, the new management of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust disputed the claim of the former employees that the management was not paying the outstanding dues.

Harnam Singh, working president of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust, clarified that the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust had nothing to do with the PACL.

He said that the new management had already cleared the arrears of the former employees. If someone had not got paid he could contact the hospital authorities

He said that Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Health and Medical Education Minister had recommended that the essentiality and NOC revoked earlier should be withdrawn with a view to ensuring that the people of the area got access to good healthcare facilities.

He said that some of the outpatient departments (OPDs) had started functioning. New faculty members were being engaged and more OPDs would become functional in the days to come.

He said that the Punjab government had constituted a special investigation team to investigate the theft of costly equipment worth about Rs 30 crore from the hospital and the medical college during the period that the medical college and the hospital remained closed.

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