Gian Sagar students to hold protest in Chandigarh today

PATIALA: Irked over the delay by the government in finding a solution to the Gian Sagar Medical College issue, due to which the future of hundreds of medical students is on stake, the students have decided to stage a dharna outside the office of the Secretary, Medical Education Department, Punjab, in Chandigarh tomorrow.

Gagan K Teja 

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 4

Irked over the delay by the government in finding a solution to the Gian Sagar Medical College issue, due to which the future of hundreds of medical students is on stake, the students have decided to stage a dharna outside the office of the Secretary, Medical Education Department, Punjab, in Chandigarh tomorrow. 

Students lamented that their exams were approaching, but neither the government nor the management was paying any heed to their study which had been suspended since more than two months. 

Moreover, with workers joining the protest yesterday, the power and water supply in the college and hospital was scrapped adding to the students’ woes. 

One of the students said Medical Education Minister Brahm Mohindra had offered a very vague solution that parents and teachers should make a joint committee and open an account in which they should deposit the fee and make the institute functional. 

“This is no solution. We sought legal opinion and it is impossible to open any such account on anyone’s property. Moreover, how can parents and staff manage the administrative works? We are shocked that the government, rather than taking a strict action, is deferring the issue with such solutions,” said a final year student. 

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