MIMS docs may be pardoned, governing council meet today

Indications from the State Medical Education Ministry are that the criminal offences committed by assistant professors, associate professors and professors serving in government medical colleges may be pardoned.

The Governing Council of Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) is scheduled to be held on Monday (October 27) and sources close to the ministry have revealed that the offence committed by a few doctors, of providing false experience certificates to secure jobs in MIMS, will be forgiven. 

Similar offences have been committed in the government medical colleges in Mysore and Hassan and the same action may be followed there also.

Sources said, the experience gained by the doctors — accused of the crime in the report submitted by former High Court judge R Gururajan Committee — till now in MIMS may be considered to regularise their services.

Based on the Gururajan Committee report, the Governing Council, in a meeting held on August 22, had decided to serve show-cause notices on Dr Kavyashree, Dr H C Savitha, Dr K Krishna, Dr Anand, Dr K Narayana, Dr R Vidyarani and by September 30. However, no such notice has been issued to the doctors.

Meanwhile, the original complainants — retired engineering professor H L Keshavamurthy, ryot leaders Boriah and Sunanda Jayaramu and Dr Vasu — have written a letter to the Principal Secretary for Medical Education, recalling the chronology of the case, comprising Gururajan Committee report, Lokayukta probe and its report and decisions of earlier meetings of the Governing Council of MIMS.

The minister is the chairman of the council, while the secretary is its secretary.The complainants have urged the Governing Council to take stringent action against the accused doctors.

“Producing fake experience certificates to get a job is not a mistake. It is done intentionally and it is a criminal offence according to law. We are only demanding legal action. We do not have anything personal against the accused doctors. Their crime has been proved by both Gururajan Committee and the Lokayukta. So, let the government do justice,” said Dr Vasu.

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