Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 3:
Students have locked up Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla as a mark of protest against absorption of Sardar Rajas Medical College students into various medical colleges in Odisha.
Protests have been escalating against the recent Odisha High Court directive of accommodation of Jaring based Sardar Rajas medical college students into various medical colleges in Odisha.
Today, various students from MKCG, VIMSAR, and Hi Tech Medical College, will come together and take out a massive protest rally in Bhubaneswar against the transfer of students with lower All India Pre-Medical (AIPMT) rank to their colleges.
They have also raised the question that since Medical Council of India (MCI) did not allow additional seats citing lack of infrastructure in these medical colleges, how can they now absorb the Jaring Medical college students with such poor resources.
Commenting on the issue, Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said, “Regarding Sardar Rajas Medical College issue Orissa High Court has given a directive, which we are bound to follow. We will see to it that MKCG and VIMSAR students do not suffer; steps have been taken so that the studies of the medical students are not affected.”
Yesterday, Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati (MKCG ) students had locked up the principal’s room protesting Sardar Rajas Medical College students accommodation into their college.
Hi Tech Medical College students had yesterday joined in demanding re-counselling and SCB student bodies supporting the stir by students of Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati (MKCG), Berhampur and Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla.
Meanwhile, five students of all three government medical colleges of the state, yesterday had moved the Odisha High Court through an intervening petition seeking to make them a party in the case.