Protest makes medical education minister Verka leave midway as he inaugurates projects at Patiala medical college

The minister was to inaugurate various development projects at Government Medical College and Hospital

Karam Prakash

Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 26

Following protests by Covid warriors, Medical Education Minister Raj Kumar Verka on Friday had to leave midway during his scheduled programme here.

The minister was here to inaugurate various development projects at Government Medical College and Hospital.

After inaugurating the projects at the medical college, when the minister headed to the hospital, protesters came in the way and locked both the gates, where he had to inaugurate the multi-level parking, an oxygen plant and a catheterisation lab.

Some of the protesters climbed atop the multi-level parking building.

The minister, who was accompanied by Congress MLA Madan Lal Jalalpur, said that the government was already in the process of providing jobs to the protesters.

"The file pertaining to their appointments has already reached the Finance Department. In a day or two, they will get back to work," the minister claimed.

Meanwhile, the protesters demanded that they be given jobs immediately. They said they were hired last year after the Covid pandemic broke out and had worked during both the Covid waves.

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