Protesting MBBS medicos of Siddipet Medical College told to evict hostel
The undertaking so made to sign noted, "I am studying 1st clinical semester at Government Medical College, Siddipet, and want to stay in the hostel. I hereby am giving my undertaking that I will be obedient/ obey the rules and regulations of the hostel. Further, I will not give any room for complaints from my side and I am fully aware that if there are any complaints my hostel accommodation will be forfeited. This undertaking is given with my full wish and will. If any faults are noticed by me, I may be forfeited from the hostel. "
As per various media accounts, the authorities are now allegedly using this affidavit to terminate the protest held by the students of the government medical college. Further, the authorities have flunked few students who participated in the ongoing protest to raise a voice against the facilities provided by the institute.
The issue was also highlighted on the social media platform, wherein, the Healthcare Reformers Doctors Association (HRDA) took to its twitter handle and wrote;
"Principal harassing students & even failing students if any complaints raised by students. She took unofficial undertakings. Enquiry committee needed to look into the issue."
Medical Dialogues had recently reported that over 300 MBBS students of Siddipet Government Medical college had boycotted classes and called for a sit-in protest over the lack of bare minimum necessities including insufficient drinking water, electricity supply, ill-equipped library and sub-standard food and others.
The protest had started on December 21 (Saturday) and had been on the boil regarding various issues including lack of basic facilities, the alleged non-allocation of hostel accommodation, detaining students in practical exams, bonds for unnecessary reasons, collection of extra electricity charges even after paying non-refundable about of Rs 5,000.
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Commenting on the affidavit made to sign by the medicos, the principal of the medical college told The New Indian Express that every student had to sign the 'routine undertaking' before joining the hostel. "The agreement is purely an official document," she added.
Meanwhile, the Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA) has written to Health Minister Eatala Rajender, requesting an inquiry into the matter. They have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from December 28, if the matter is not resolved, reports The New Indian Express.
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