No Malpractice in Attendance Register of Stanley Medical College, reveals probe
Chennai: While a viral video flagged the issue of malpractice in the attendance register of the Stanley Medical College, a probe conducted by the inquiry committee suggested otherwise.In that video that became viral on Twitter, a person was seen signing several pages of the attendance register in one go. However, the Committee headed by the Vice-Principal of the medical college, A. Jamila...
Chennai: While a viral video flagged the issue of malpractice in the attendance register of the Stanley Medical College, a probe conducted by the inquiry committee suggested otherwise.
In that video that became viral on Twitter, a person was seen signing several pages of the attendance register in one go. However, the Committee headed by the Vice-Principal of the medical college, A. Jamila has revealed that there is no such malpractice and the person who signed the register is a student of first year PG Pharmacology.
After the video became viral on Twitter, the medical college hospital set up an inquiry committee to probe the allegations of malpractice on May 2.
As per the latest media report by Indian Express, the inquiry committee consisting of the Vice-Principal along with other head of the departments examined the CCTV footage and drew a conclusion that the person who was seen in the vide was none other than a first year PG student of Pharmacology.
Issuing a statement in this regard, the medical college hospital clarified that there was no malpractice in signing of the attendance register and it also mentioned that being scared and upset, the student herself has lodged a complaint in this matter.
Mentioning that the student did not sign for her other classmates or for the days when she was not present in the class, the statement by the hospital read, "She had joined the department on March 29 and had been signing regularly in the attendance register which is under the control of the head of the department of pharmacology. The register was opened after the final counselling for PG students."
After coming across the viral video, the student got upset and scared to know that a person had shot her video without her knowledge. In fact, the college inquiry committee is now probing the complaint that the student has lodged in this matter. After probing about the person who shot the video, the medical college will submit its report to the Directorate of Medical Education.
A press release from the medical college was quoted stating by The Hindu that the person who shot the video, a scientific officer in the Forensic Medicine Department, did not report for duty and informed the superiors of leave over the phone.
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