Tamil Nadu: Government Siddha Medical College students here have recently protested over the stalled construction work on additional buildings at its premise.
As updated on the matter, the government has reportedly allotted 5 crore for construction of three new buildings at the college premise. However, a petition by a student at the Madurai bench of Madras High Court, demanding more spacious space for the college has stalled the construction at present. The petition pleads that no fresh construction on the cramped college premises should be allowed and that shifting the entire college to a spacious location would be the right solution to pave the way for the growth of the college
However, the students are apparently perturbed by status quo the because of different issues which the college reportedly has to face. There is not an x-ray technician in the college, as a result of which poor people have to rely on private facilities for diagnosis. Also, the quality of Siddha medicines and the stock of medicines are not up to mark. As a result of which, there is a
As quoted by Hindu, “Indefinite closure of paediatric inpatient ward is hampering quality of treatment given to children,” said G.S.S. Jayakannan, president of Students’ Welfare Association of the college.
The protestors said the quality of siddha formulations and the quantity of medicine stocked at the hospital were not up to the mark. “There is no laboratory for pharmacology, microbiology, pathology and toxicology departments and absence of professor for modern medicine affects quality of teaching. To put an end to all these problems, the college authorities and the government should take immediate steps to find an amicable solution in the case pending before the Madras High Court and start construction of additional buildings soon to create more facilities,” said Dr. Jayakannan