KANNUR: In a joint-sitting held with the student representatives of nursing colleges in the district and the managements on Wednesday, the District Collector said his order to deploy senior nursing students in hospitals has been revoked. There were widespread protests against the Collector’s order from all corners. The Collector had issued an order on Sunday directing the nursing colleges in the district to suspend classes for five days and sent students for ward duty.
Though the students from all colleges, except Pariyaram Medical College, took up ward duty on Monday, they kept away on Tuesday. Instead, they took out a protest march to the collectorate demanding the revocation of the order.
“The Collector said the order has been revoked. But, he asked us to cooperate with the administration in case of any emergency, to which we agreed,” said student representative Anoop Joseph. Meanwhile, the protest by Indian Nurses Association (INA) entered the 23rd day.
A massive rally was taken out on Wednesday to the collectorate. The family members of the nurses took part in the rally. It was inaugurated by Aam Aadmi Party state convenor C R Neelakandan. The members of the association on Wednesday discussed the issues with MPs from the state.