Patiala: A Health Ministry team on Thursday inspected
a medical college and hospital here and scoured its records in
connection with the alleged Rs two-crore bribe paid to MCI
chief Ketan Desai for getting sanction to enrol students.
The members, who were accompanied by officials of
Punjab government, checked the records of Gian Sagar Medical
College and Hospital in Ramnagar-Banur, sources said.
Besides they videographed and photographed the
premises, they said.
Media persons were not allowed to enter the hospital
premises by college authorities.
As many as 300 students are currently studying in the
Medical Council of India chief Desai was arrested
along with three others for allegedly receiving Rs two crore
from the college for getting sanction to enrol students for
Taking a serious view of alleged corruption in Medical
Council of India, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had
on April 25 set up a three-member fact finding team to look
into the allegations.
The committee headed by Additional Secretary K
Desiraju was asked to submit its report within a week, pending
which permission to the medical college to take new batch of
students was kept in abeyance.