Nursing Students Call Off Agitation

Students of nursing government colleges, who had been staging a sit-in protest for last one week

Published: 04th February 2014 07:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2014 07:58 AM   |  A+A-


Students of nursing government colleges, who had been staging a sit-in protest for last one week demanding to drop the decision to conduct medical recruitment board exams, have withdrawn their strike following talks with the Health Minister and senior officials of the Health Department on Monday.

An official said the students had put forth the demands for better amenities, use of laptop in hostels and increasing of visitors’ hours.

Demands related to the administration were accepted while that of giving priority to students in government colleges during MRB exams would be taken to Chief Minister’s notice  after considering the legal aspects.

“They have assured to fulfill our demands in a month,” a student said.   

Students on Monday staged a novel protest by blindfolding themselves and sitting on  the campus without attending classes or working in the hospitals.

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