Demand for new hostel: CMCH students continue agitation for fifth day
Kolkata: Some MBBS students at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) continued their demonstration for the fifth consecutive day, with the demand of a new hostel.
The CMCH authorities on Friday categorically mentioned that they will not be able to fulfill the demands of the agitating students. Some of the representatives of the medical students taking part in the agitation met the principal of CMCH and held a prolonged discussion in this regard.
It has been learnt that senior officials of the CMCH had urged the students to lift the agitation which they turned down. According to the students, the agitation will be continued till the demands are met.
The incident, however, had no impact on the health services of the hospital. It may be mentioned that a section of medical students at CMCH continued their demonstration so that their various demands are met, including setting up of a new hostel.
The second, third and fourth year MBBS students of CMCH started a protest agitation inside the hospital campus, demanding a new hostel for them.
The move was made after the first year MBBS students were given a new hostel by the CMCH authorities.
The students taking part in the agitation alleged that the hostel meant for them is not in a good condition. The hostel rooms are not up to the mark. The students had also submitted a deputation to the CMCH principal on Tuesday, placing their various demands.
These students have alleged that the hostel rooms are unhygienic and one cannot stay there for too long. The matter was taken up with the CMCH authorities but they are yet to take any step in this regard.
They also said that first year students have got a new hostel, while the second, third and fourth year MBBS students have been deprived.
CMCH principal Uchhal Bhadra urged the agitating students to stop the demonstration, which they refused to do. The students also threatened to continue the agitation until a
new hostel is being allotted to them.