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Provide Security at Nursing Hostel: SHRC

Justice J B Koshy said that the hostel was functioning in a pathetic condition and no warden had been posted there

Published: 06th May 2014 09:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th May 2014 09:25 AM   |  A+A-

Coming down heavily on the functioning of the hostel of the Government School of Nursing near the General Hospital here, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) said that there was no security for the hostelers.

The hostel is functioning in a pathetic condition and no warden has been posted at the hostel, SHRC chairman Justice J B Koshy observed.

Justice Koshy ordered the service of a night watchman or a security person in the hostel. He also said that a warden should be appointed at the earliest. “As the last-year nursing students have night duties, the Commission does not think that a hostel without a warden is secure,” he said.

Justice Koshy also noted that the construction of the new hostel should be completed at the earliest.

The classrooms were converted into hostel rooms after a fire in the hostel in 2013. The auditorium is now used as classroom.

The Nursing College principal told the Commission that the government had sanctioned a new hostel and an amount of Rs 3 crore had been earmarked for this.

Though the government was approached for taking a building on lease for housing the students till the new building was built, it was not given sanction, he said.

The Commission pronounced the order on a report submitted by registrar R Bhagirathi Devi. The order was forwarded to the Health Secretary.



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