GUWAHATI, Sept 21 – The Gauhati Medical College Students’ Union, on Tuesday, had urged the Government to take immediate steps to ensure safety and security of the inmates of the girls’ hostel, which is witnessing a spurt in the number of theft cases.
President of the union body, during the 51st anniversary celebration of the GMC, rued that the girls' hostel lacks any proper security mechanism and, therefore, stands vulnerable to crimes.
"Theft in the girls' hostel has become a common incident leaving the inmates of the hostel at lurch. Moreover, poor lighting system in the GMCH campus also has added to the problem," said J Doley, president of the union body during the inaugural session of the 51st anniversary celebration. "The hostels too are getting overcrowded, especially the girls' hostel, which also needs some attention," Doley pointed out.
He also pointed out the problems relating to shifting of classrooms in his speech and demanded hike in the stipend of the junior doctors.
He also raised a host of other issues for redressal which include the lack of proper drinking water facilities, non-hygienic sanitation, upgradation of laboratories and computerization of the institute.
The GMCH, it may be mentioned, offers 151 MBBS seats, 131 postgraduate seats, 28 diploma seats and 16 post-doctoral seats.
As mentioned in the annual report, the hospital, rated as one of the top most government hospitals in the country, has witnessed a sharp rise in the number of indoor and outdoor patients. Besides, the number of operations performed, both minor and major, has also increased.