Meerut, December 26: At the alumni meet of doctors at the state-run Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College in Meerut, ambulances were allegedly used to ferry cartons of liquor and belly dancers from Russia were called for entertainment during the event. The college principal has ordered a departmental probe into the incident following an uproar. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Records Highest-ever Daily Spike of 18,021 Coronavirus Cases
The silver jubilee function was organised by the old school association and several eminent doctors from the 1992 batch were present for the same in the college premises on Monday. During the meet alcohol was served inside the college premises, sources told Times of India. However, it is not clear if the ambulance used to ferry alcohol belonged to the Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College or some other hospital. Also Read - Coronavirus In Lucknow: UP Law Minister Says Lockdown Possible, Situation Precarious
When contacted, Vinay Agarwal, principal (incharge) of the medical college at Garh road, said: “I got to know about it in the evening and I am yet to hear from the organisers. We are yet not clear if ambulances of the institute or some other private hospital were deployed for the purpose. We will get to the bottom of this.”
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), too, has condemned the incident. Uttar Pradesh government sources have indicated that tough action is likely against the erring doctors.
Condemning the incident, Meerut Chief Medical Officer Rajkumar said, “I got to know that Russian belly dancers were called and liquor was stored in an ambulance van, it is absolutely wrong, it should not have happened at a state run medical college. Inquiry has been ordered into the incident.”
Several eminent alumni of the college attended the silver jubilee function.