Telangana: In a tragic incident involving four students from Osmania Medical College who died in the Vijaywada bus accident recently, the students from the college have staged a protest. They were asking for compensation from the government for the family members of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.
As a part of their protest, the students had boycotted classes holding placards, showing how upset they were with the college authorities and the state government for their failure to declare any ex-gratia payment for the deceased.
It has now been reported over the matter that the strike is over. Dr. B. Prabhakar,principal, OMC, said that the students had agreed to call-off their strike, after an announcement of a compensation of Rs 5 lakh per family.
However, the compensation has to be ratified by the state government as the total pay amount exceeded Rs 5 lakh per family, reported The Hindu.
Still, the matter at large still remains to be resolved at the ground level. There are students who have expressed disappointment over the state of administrative affairs at the college such as its ability to upgrade or even maintain its buses. While this one incident was caused because of the driver being drunk, the problem at large remains unsolved.
As reported by Deccan Chronicle, President of Junior Doctors Association Dr G Srinivas said, “the students want the government to speak clearly on this issue. They have also met the health minister Dr Laxma Reddy who promised that the issue will be looked into.” Director of Health and Medical Education, Dr M Ramani, said, “the families of the deceased have been given a compensation of Rs 7 lakhs by the Osmania Medical College Development Society.” He said that Rs 6 crore has been sanctioned by the government for college buses.
In a horrifying road accident on the vijaywada-Hyderabad highway, five students of the Osmania Medical College identified as G Laxman, M Pranay, Uday, M Vijay, and Vijay Krishna were killed as the bus overturned. At least 35 others were injured badly with 20 people reported to have suffered severe head injuries. The Driver of the Bus Killed on the spot.