OMC to Pay Rs 7-Lakh Ex Gratia to Kin of Deceased Students

Gandhi and Kakatiya medical colleges offer financial help; Doctors call on Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and submit list of demands.

Published: 22nd March 2016 06:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2016 06:20 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: The Osmania Medical College Development Society has decided to pay `7 lakh ex gratia each to kin of four deceased students.

The decision was taken on Monday after students of the college prevented teaching and non-teaching staff from attending duties.

Representatives of the student community held talks with officials of the college seeking justice to the families of the deceased students.

It may be mentioned here that four students of the college died in an accident involving a private bus on March 14, while returning from a sports meet in Amalapuram of Andhra Pradesh.

One of the deceased students, Giri Laxman, was from a financially poor family.

The medical students boycotted classes and  took out rallies demanding ex gratia for deceased students’ families, judicial inquiry into the accident among other demands.

Director of Medical Education Dr M Ramani, principal and head of departments at OMC, discussed the demands of the students on Monday.

“Ex gratia of `7 lakh would be given to families of the deceased students, from OMC College Development Society. We have already filed a complaint against the travel agency,” Dr Ramani, who is also chairman of the College Development Society, said.

She added that Gandhi Medical College and Kakatiya Medical College have offered financial help.

The government doctors, who met chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao regarding bifurcation of government doctors between the two Telugu states, said the demand for justice to the families was brought to notice of KCR.

“Rao said he would consider the demand for government job to one member from each of the families,” said a source.

“We submitted our list of demands like judicial inquiry into the accident to the Director of Medical Education. Since the response has been favourable, we are calling off the strike,” said a senior student.


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