Students' Strike: No Headway in Talks

Published: 01st August 2015 05:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2015 05:36 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The meeting convened by District Collector M G Rajamanickam here on Friday to discuss the problems being faced by nursing students of the Government Medical College, Kalamassery, did not make any headway.

At the meeting, Deputy Director of Nursing Education Prasanna Kumari Y said a  decision on building the students’ hostel using the fund set aside by the college could be taken only after consulting the Additional Chief Secretary (Health).

Student.jpg“If no decision  is taken in two days, we would resume the strike and observe a sit-in,” said Nursing Students’ Union chairman Hanna K S.

Nursing students at the Medical College have staged a protest demanding completion on work on the hostel building, which was stalled long back. The strike, which began on Monday, was temporarily called off on Wednesday after the Collecter assured an early solution for the problem.

Meanwhile, a proposal was submitted to the government to complete the work using `1.6 crore from the College’s fund.

Friday’s meeting was held in the presence of PWD secretary A P M Mohammed Hanish. Medical College principal Dr Aswini Kumar, Nursing College principal Dr Saleena Sha and Medical College special officer M K Kuttappan also attended the meeting.


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