Chandigarh : The PGI management and Paramedical Faculty of National Institute of Paramedical Sciences (NIPS) have ruined the Institute, which was inaugurated and started with much fanfare and publicity. The NIPS was inaugurated in October, 2006 after spending lacs of rupees on its renovation. In March, 2007, the furniture worth Rs. 10-15 lacs was purchased for it. But unfortunately, NIPS has not started functioning. The Paramedical Students are wandering here and there without proper space for classes and studies, which has badly affected the results.More than 50-60 posts created for National Institute of Para-Medical Sciences have also not been filled up and the funds to the tune of Rs. 2 crores have lapsed as per information of the Association. The teaching and practical programmes of Medical Technology courses are badly suffering in absence of regular and qualified teachers. The Respondents have adopted stop gap arrangement by deputing Demonstrators, who have no knowledge of teaching of medical technology field. As a matter of fact, the standard of education has fallen.
The existing Paramedical Technology Faculty has been involved in ancillary jobs and activities since years like purchase and repairs of costly equipments and machinery, purchase of costly reagents and kits for Autoanalysers, etc. Further, they have also grabbed the powers of Technical Supervisors and controlling the technical staff. The Paramedical Faculty is involved in corrupt practices and have vested interest, therefore, they have never shown interest to shift to National Institute of Paramedical Sciences since October, 2006.
The PGI management has also been insensitive and has never taken interest to properly start the NIPS and fill up the posts sanctioned for it. The Heads of various Departments like Radiology, Haematology, Parasitology, etc. in connivance with Paramedical Faculty are indulged unfair activities and irregular activities.
The PGI MTA requests that it is high time that Dr. K. K. Talwar, Director, PGI and Prof. Amod Gupta, Dean, PGI should issue immediate orders for shifting of Paramedical Teaching Faculty to NIPS and take over other ancillary jobs and duties assigned to them in the larger interests of Institute and paramedical students.