The Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences,(RIMS), Andhra Pradesh’s Junior doctors staged a protest recently demanding registration of the college from the apex education regulator, the Medical Council of India(MCI). This protest was part of series of demonstrations held earlier.
Prakasam district Collector, V Vinay Chand, was also met with by the students to highlight their need for a college registration.
The main reason for asking for the registration being that in the absence of the college registration with the MCI, due to expire in a month the students would neither be able to pursue higher education or practice legally.
“We will have no option but to refuse emergency cases which they are attending to now if the government turns a deaf ear to their pleas,” Junior Doctors’ Association, President, B Sriharsha told The Hindu on Sunday.
The students have been protesting since Saturday. since Saturday, requesting the state government to consult with the Centre to grant MCI registration to the college.
The college has been denied registration on three earlier occasions. The reasons were the library having 6,800 books instead of the sanctioned 7000, a dysfunctional fifth X-ray unit and the presence of a window in one of the X-ray rooms of the hospital, reported Hans India.
The colleges having complied asked for an MCI re evaluation, which has yet to happen.