Glocal, Sukh Sagar Medical college MBBS students take to Delhi Streets demanding Transfer
New Delhi: Upset with their career prospects being hindered due to several discrepancies at Glocal Medical College and Sukh Sagar Medical College; MBBS students of both medical colleges recently took to streets of Delhi to highlight their demands. Their peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar, Delhi found the support from the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), the umbrella body of resident doctors in the capital.
The aggrieved MBBS students demanded transfer to other state run institutes alleging that the Glocal Medical College and Sukh Sagar Medical College have failed miserably on all fronts and is compromising the clinical and theoretical aspects of learning.
A delegation lead by FORDA President met Union Health Minister and submitted the memorandum, in turn, the Honourable minister assured them of all possible help from his side, FORDA representatives informed Medical Dialogues.
In its official press release, the FORDA stated, “The institutes have been debarred for not meeting the criteria to run the MBBS course owing to deficiencies. The students are striving for quality education to serve the community and improve health care services of the nation, but are being denied their right to quality education.”
“The students are undergoing immense stress and the precious time that must be devoted to acquiring evidence based clinical skills is being wasted in running from one door to another to seek justice,” stated FORDA added its supporting appeal.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported about the issue at Glocal Medical College when 24 third-year MBBS students had written to the Chief Minister of the state as well as the Medical Council of India (MCI) seeking their intervention in the matter.
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.
Glocal medical college was started from the 2016-17 academic year after obtaining approval from the overseeing committee of the Medical Council of India.
The students alleged that while MBBS classes had subsequently commenced but were thereafter halted due to lack of basic facilities and infrastructural deficiencies at the medical college premises including 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.
Students took to twitter as well to highlight their concern
Look at empty wards and crucial departments! How can someone expect us to learn anything?? Help us!! #SaveGlocalMedicos #glocalmedicalcollege @DrVivekChouksey @DrKuldeepGupta9 @drpankajsolanki @NMSF3 @FordaIndia @medicaldialogs @MediBulletin @IndianExpress @RemaNagarajan pic.twitter.com/g8sj1QlSvt
— Pankhuri (@Pankhur17485124) August 26, 2019
See the condition of this nonfunctional hospital & they want us to learn from here to serve as doctor.#glocalmedicalcollege #SaveGlocalMedicos #supportforSSMCH @narendramodi @myogiadityanath @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA @aajtak @ndtv @NMSF3 @NeetFiles @drharshvardhan @GopalJi_Tandon pic.twitter.com/YPQOZxxhZj
— Pankhuri (@Pankhur17485124) August 22, 2019
Meanwhile, similar deficiencies prevail at Sukh Sagar Medical College. Students at twitter stated
— Tanya Taneja (@TanyaTa93528286) August 23, 2019
Hence, seeking intervention of the concerned authorities in the matter which is compromising their education; the MBBS students under the aegis of FORDA marched around Jantar Mantar.
Students of Sukhsagar medical college and glocal medical college are now working for justice under leadership of forda.#supportforssmch #glocalmedicalcollege @FordaIndia @Simplysumedh @drharshvardhan @Drvijyalakshmi @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/a3mtpR8xeY
— Doppelganger👹 (@Doppelganger981) August 29, 2019
We want to transfer!! We want justice!! Help us!! #SaveGlocalMedicos #glocalmedicalcollege #SupportforSSMCH @RemaNagarajan @timesofindia @PMOIndia @DrVivekChouksey @drpankajsolanki @NMSF3 https://t.co/FpvgdLJ3Dv
— Pankhuri (@Pankhur17485124) August 28, 2019
@PMOIndia @narendramodi @SureshKKhanna @SidharthNSingh @Iftikharfariha @RemaNagarajan @FordaIndia @medicaldialogs @abpnewshindi @SandhyaTimes4u @UPGovt @MoHFW_INDIA @jasmine_gogri @DDNational @DrVivekChouksey @drpankajsolanki @NeetFiles #SaveGlocalMedicos #supportforSSMCH pic.twitter.com/fp0TFA3Wim
— Pankhuri (@Pankhur17485124) August 29, 2019