Members of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) along with leaders of the party submitted a memorandum to the vice-chancellor of the university with regard to the health centre which is not functioning as per requirements, especially in the evenings.
President Rimpy Brar, party president Hardeep Singh Lalli and campus president Sanjeev Sharma stated that the health centre is supposed to cater to the needs of 7,000 hostelers and 6,000 residents of the university. “There is no doctor or physician available at the health center after 6 pm. There are no contact details of physicians provided anywhere.
The centre runs only one ambulance and there is only one staff member on night duty which is a very insufficient number,” said Brar.
The leaders further added that although there are five to six doctors who are responsible along with the chief medical officer to oversee the operations of the centre and to look into issues concerning the health of students at night, nobody looks after it.
Another leader said, “There are some serious situations at night that a single attendant cannot handle. This is the reason the memorandum has been submitted in order to elaborate these concerns and to draw a solution from the PU authorities regarding the same.”
Former PUCSC president Chandan Rana said, “We went to the health centre last night and saw the despicable condition in which the centre was and realised that it was highly irresponsible on the part of the authorities. Something needs to done in order to change the situation.”
Senior NSUI leader Manoj Lubana stated that NSUI had taken the initiative and the authorities would have to stand by it and improve the medical services at the centre.
“Also, we submitted the memorandum to the DSW Professor Navdeep Goyal who came to the vice-chancellor’s office and collected the memorandum from us. He ensured us that a committee would be formed regarding this and the matter would be looked into within three days,” Lubana added.