Patiala: Gian Sagar Medical college which has been facing a practical closure for the past few months due to non payment of staff salaries, is now going to face another dharna to be staged by students outside the Office of the Secretary, Medical Education Department, Punjab in Chandigarh.
The protest is being staged in view of the approaching exams and the government and management remaining indifferent to the plight of the students, whose studies continue to remain suspended, since the past two months.
To make matters worse, the workers joined forces with the faculty yesterday, leading to the scrapping of the water and electrical supply in the college. This new development, has added to the problems being faced by the students.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that 600 MBBS and Dental Sciences students of Gian Sagar Medical College in Banur are undergoing academic losses, due to the faculty and para medical staff being on strike over non payment of dues since October, last year. The protest began on February 1, 2017. A similar situation was witnessed last year, when the faculty staged a protest for three months over the issue of salary delays, causing grievous harm to medical and dental students of the college.
Read more at Medical Dialogues: Classes Suspended at Gian Sagar Medical College as faculty on strike https://education.medicaldialogues.in/classes-suspended-at-gian-sagar-medical-college-as-faculty-on-strike/
The students have also pointed at a vague suggestion made by the Medical Education Minister, Brahm Mohindra, that parents and teachers in unison form a joint committee and open a fee account, into which students henceforth, deposit their fee. This is to be done to get the institution 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,” a final year student told the Tribune.