Nurses Hostel at CMCH to Get Four CCTVs Soon

A meeting was held with the Dean of CMCH, students and other faculties.

Published: 13th August 2015 05:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2015 05:41 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:Following several complaints from nursing students at the School of Nursing of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) over quality of food served at its hostel, a meeting was held with the Dean of CMCH, students and other faculties on Wednesday. After deliberations, a decision was taken to install four CCTV cameras to monitor cooking and serving activities at the kitchen and dining hall.

Two CCTV cameras will be installed at the kitchen and two at the dining room. Beside the quality of food, a few days back, a nursing student had complained of an insect found in food.

However, Dean, CMCH, Edwin Joe, was not ready to comment much on the meeting and the issue. The students demanded cancelling the existing food supply contractor and to appoint a new one. But, it was put on hold for a while, and it was decided to continue with the existing contractor.

Each students pay Rs 1,100 per month as mess fees and students demanded the government to increase the stipend to pay more for mess fees. Most of the students studying here are poor, and cannot even meet the mess expenses with the stipend they currently get. Requests for a hike in stipend has not yielded results so far. As many as 413 students are studying in the college in it's four batches, and they work in wards of the CMCH for over seven hours per day.

"Rs 600, Rs 700, Rs 800 and Rs 800 are the stipend respectively the first year, second year, third year and internship students get from the government, and requests have been made to hike the stipend to Rs 1,200, Rs 1,400, Rs 1,600 and Rs 1,600 respectively. Most of the students here are from poor families. If they get the hike, it will be a big relief for them," said a student.


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