CUTTACK: In the face of continuing agitation of medicos against shifting of students of Sardar Rajas Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre (SRMC) at Kalahandi to MKCG Medical College, Berhampur and VIMSAR Burla, the Orissa High Court on Wednesday directed the State Government to complete the latter’s admission process by December 23.
A division bench of Justice I Mohanty and Justice DP Chowdhury asked the protesting students not to resort to the agitations which would hamper study and patient-care. The bench observed that their interests would be looked into.
Earlier, the court acting on several writ petitions filed by Subhalaxmi Dash and about 100 others of SRMC had directed the State Government and MCI to admit those who had taken admission in Government quota in Government medical colleges and private quota students in private medical colleges within two weeks.
The State Government had filed an affidavit stating that it has already taken steps for implementing the order and would complete the process by December 23.
The court also took up the petitions for intervention filed by the students of MKCG, Berhampur, VIMSAR, Burla and Hi-tech Medical College, Bhubaneswar. The students have alleged that if the students of SRMC are allowed to be admitted in their colleges, they would suffer in many ways. They also stated that the infrastructure available in the medical colleges are not sufficient to accommodate the huge number of students besides the disparity in the rank in the medical entrance examination.