CHENNAI: Scores of post-graduate medical students of Madras Medical College staged a protest on the college premises on Wednesday demanding action against a legislator for allegedly assaulting a PG student who was on duty at MLAs Hostel Dispensary on Monday.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Dr A Ramalingam, organising secretary of Service Doctors and Postgraduates Association (SDPGA), said the government should declare the hospital premises as a protected zone. Ramalingam also said that the Hospitals Protection Act must be effectively implemented as attacks on doctors and hospitals had increased in recent times. “Police fail to register case under this Act even if someone attacks doctors. Most of the police are also not aware of this law,” he said.
Meanwhile, Dr R Vimala, MMC dean, said PG students would not be posted in MLAs Hostel Dispensary hereafter. Instead, assistant professors would be deputed, she added.