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Subharati Medical College row: Justice demanded for suffering students

Coming in support of nearly 300 students of Subharati Medical College who are facing uncertain future despite of Supreme Court (SC) ruling to shift them to different medical colleges of the state, senior BJP leader Ravindra Jugran has said that the state government should immediately intervene to provide justice to the students.

Addressing the media persons here on Saturday, Jugran who is also the patron of the association of the parents of private medical colleges of Uttarakhand said that the Subharati Medical College was getting time to time permission from the state administration to operate the college despite of the fact that it was not fulfilling the guidelines laid down by the Medical Council of India (MCI). He said that the students and their parents are suffering because of the apathetic attitude and lack of monitoring by the officials concerned.

The Supreme Court (SC) in December last year had ordered that the students of first and second MBBS batches of the college should be shifted to the different medical colleges of the state. Acting on the order, the state government set up a committee to suggest on how these students would be adjusted. This committee in its report suggested that 25 students each of both the batches should be shifted to three government medical colleges based in Dehradun, Srinagar and Haldwani. For the students admitted on payment seats, it was suggested by the committee that 37 and 38 students would be shifted to SGRR Medical College and Swami Ram Medical College Jollygrant respectively. However even after two months of the submission of the report of the committee, the state government is yet to give its nod for shifting the students. The students are also annoyed over the order of the Medical Council of India (MCI) to the effect that the students of first batch should write their examination again as Subharati College was not approved by it.

Sunday, 03 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

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