HMCH-26: Students to meet health ministry officials

Students have been protesting by wearing black badges and not attending the classes.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 14, 2013 2:53:22 am

Dissatisfied with the efforts put in by the management and the principal of the Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital (HMCH),Sector 26 to resolve issues like disaffiliation and inadequate infrastructure in the college,as many as 10 students of the college are going to meet authorities in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare sometime this week.

Unrest among the students started the day the Syndicate of the Panjab University (PU) had decided to issue a disaffiliation notice to the college for not appointing 100 percent regular faculty in the college. Students have been protesting by wearing black badges and not attending the classes.

The aggravated students told Newsline that 10 students are going to meet the health ministry to submit an application containing all the problems the students are facing and all the facilities that the college is lacking. Starting from fans to shortage of staff members,the college lacks all facilities meant to run any education institute,said students.

College principal K K Dhiman said,“I,as a principal,along with the management,am putting in our sincere efforts to resolve all the issues involving the college. However,we are yet to receive a disaffiliation notice from the PU. Students should understand that we have already advertised for 10 posts and indeed have written to the varsity to provide a panel to start the appointment process.”

When the principal was asked about whether he is aware of the students going to New Delhi,he said that he had heard that students are going,but no student came to him to discuss things. Everything they want in the college will take some time and that the students should have some patience,the principal said.

The principal and the management had held meetings with the students,but to no effect. The students wanted all assurances in writing,which college authorities were unwilling to give.

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