Punjab Minister Balbir Singh : Govt to Regularise Ayurvedic College Staff.

Punjab Minister Balbir Singh : Govt to Regularise Ayurvedic College Staff.

During a visit to Patiala, the minister said that the government medical colleges in Patiala will be turned into leading colleges of the country, and for this, the Punjab government has chalked out a plan.

Reforms are being brought in the health sector at a large scale, he said, adding that the government is striving hard to ensure state-of-the-art health facilities in Punjab.

Singh also reviewed the construction plan of a trauma centre to be built at a cost of Rs 150 crore at state-run Rajindra Hospital in Patiala.

Though the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) had asked to shut the ayurvedic college, the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led state government has not only kept the college open but will also regularise its staff,” Medical Education and Research Minister Balbir Singh said.

He also directed to ensure the promotion of college staff according to merit and rules The State has decided to revive the institution which has been providing the ancient Indian treatment system, besides starting facilities of a pharmacy and hospital,” Singh said, according to the state government statement.

The Punjab government on Friday announced that staffers of the Government Ayurvedic College in Patiala will be regularised soon, an official statement said.