Gian Sagar getting new lease of life

June 11, 2018 04:49 PM

Punjab News Express
PATIALA: The work for revival of the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, which has been taken over by the JSB Group along with it’s over Rs 200 crore liabilities, has gained momentum as the new management has hired over 230 employees over the last two months.

After the new management took over the project in April this year more than 100 security and housekeeping were hired in the first month itself while another 130 security and housekeeping staff were hired last month.

Harnam Singh, who was President of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust, and is now a member of the new team, said that Rs 25 lakh had already been deposited with the bank by June 8 to clear the salaries of the security and supporting staff. While demand drafts for salary for some employees had already been prepared and handed over, payments to other employees had been made through bank transfer.

Outstanding salaries of most of the employees, who were on rolls till the project ceased operations, had been paid in cash.

Dr AS Sekhon, who is in the new team, overlooking revival of the project, said that a sum of Rs 98 lakh had been deposited with the Punjab Power Corporation Limited to clear the pending electricity charges. A sum of Rs 2.50 lakh had been deposited with the PSPCL for restoration of electricity connection.

Capt Amarjeet Jaijee, a member of the new team overlooking revival of the project, said that some disgruntled elements had been creating problems in smooth restoration of operations of the medical college and hospital. They had been spreading rumours to mislead the employees. He said that preference would be accorded to former employees when more staff is being hired.


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