Principals of Medical Colleges now be known as Director Principal: Om Parkash Soni
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
In a bid to give more administrative powers to the Principals of the Government Medical Colleges of the state, the Punjab Government has issued orders to change the post of Principal Government College as Director Principal. With this decision now the Principals of the Medical Colleges Amritsar, Patiala, Faridkot and Mohali would act as Director Principal of these medical institutions. This decision was today taken in the high level meeting held under the chairmanship of Om Parkash Soni, Medical Education and Research Minister.
Disclosing this an official spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that D.K Tiwari, Principal Secretary, Medical Education and Research Department, Dr. K.K Talwar, Advisor Punjab Government for Health and Medical Education, Dr. Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and principals of the government medical colleges of the state.
The spokesperson said that in the meeting deliberations were also held to give weightage as per merit to those PCMS doctors who complete MD to post them as senior residents so that newly inducted doctors get more to get experience and medical colleges get S.R services for one more year. Soni also instructed the Principal Secretary Medical Education and Research to check feasibility of starting OPD services at the medical colleges during evening time so that the working citizen can avail health services after office hour.