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PG students’ cease work affects health services at VSSIMSAR




 Cease work by Post Graduate students in VSSIMSAR has severely affected health services in the hospital adding to the concerns of medical authorities as well as the district administration.

The students have ceased work for the last three days demanding removal of the director of the institution Dr Ashwini Pujahari for his autocratic attitude. They are on Dharna at the medical premises to put pressure on government to fulfill their demands.

The district administration convened a meeting to bring about a solution to the problem, but to no effect since both sides remain stubborn in their demands. Collector of Sambalpur Samarth Verma, superintendent of police Sanjeev Arora, MLA of Sambalpur Raseswari Panigrahi, medial superintendent Dr Brajamohan Mishra, principal Dr RC Samantray and representatives of the students were present in the meeting. But no solution could be found, said sources.    

It is further learnt that a four-member delegation of the PG students union called on the State Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena over the issue today. “We met the health minister at Bhubaneswar today and apprised him of the details. The minister has assured us to bring the matter to the notice of the chief minister and bring about an amicable solution,” said Himansu Mishra, a representative of the PG students.

He added that the minister did not give the PG students any concrete assurance. “Hence, there is no option left before us than to continue the cease work and agitation”, Mishra added. To make matters worse, senior resident doctors of VIMSAR have extended support to the agitation of the PG students.






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