Facing uncertainty, Striking MBBS Medicos of Glocal Medical College wash cars, seek euthanasia
Lucknow: The striking MBBS students of the Glocal Medical College, who are demanding transfer to other medical colleges in the state, have now resorted to washing cars and seeking permission for euthanasia after being left with no other alternatives by the ignorant concerned authorities. They have demanded the government to cancel the essentiality certificate of the Glocal Medical College.
Around 24 third-year MBBS students of the medical college have been observing a sit-in protest for the past 18 days.
The 2016-17 batch medicos pointed out to various shortcomings in the medical college fearing that given the current track record of the medical college at failing to get MCI nod for its subsequent batches, it is also likely to lose out on the inspection for the recognition of their degrees.
The aggrieved MBBS students have demanded transfer to other state-run institutes alleging that the Medical College has failed miserably on all fronts and is compromising the clinical and theoretical aspects of learning.
The students alleged that while MBBS classes had commenced after they took admission but were thereafter halted due to lack of basic facilities and infrastructural deficiencies at the medical college premises including a shortage in faculties, doctors as well as patients. There was no separate ward for various specialities.
"Forged records including surgeries, IPDs, OPD, attendance records along with faked forged photographic evidence are uploaded on MCI website. There are barely any patients who seek medical help. ICUs have non-functioning ventilators, emergency medications and intubation trolleys are lacking. The status super speciality hospital is a misnomer. There are no super speciality departments functioning or existing. Patients are admitted at the time of inspection. Faculties are invited according to inspection demands," they alleged.
MCI, during its inspection for the past years, has turned down admissions in the college, citing deficiency in infrastructure, staff and other amenities essential at a medical institution.
Since a few months, the students have, so far, approached Chief Minister of the state as well as the MCI and various government authorities seeking their intervention in the matter.
They had gathered support from the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) as well.
Later on September 20, taking action on the grievances pointed by the third-year MBBS students of Glocal Medical College; the government authorities lodged an FIR under IPC sections 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) against the institute's Secretary.
Now, on the consecutive 18th day of the strike, the aggrieved MBBS students with no other option left on their hands have demanded euthanasia and are resorted to washing cars as a mark of protest.
Students are actively using social media as well to highlight their concern
Day -18 जब कुछ करने को नहीं बचा तब हम उतरे सड़कों पर,की गाड़ी साफ किया विरोध प्रदर्शन #glocalmedicalcollege @myogiadityanath @narendramodi @PMOIndia @RemaNagarajan @IndianMedAssn @NMSF3 @medicaldialogs @MediBulletin @spshahibjp @anandibenpatel pic.twitter.com/9sQBlBOaKa
— sduhan (@tricky_iam) September 26, 2019
Recently, the students were seen demonstrating while wearing black bands.
The students demand the authorities to either transfer them or give permission for euthanasia.
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