Imphal: Representatives of Churachandpur Medical College Guardians Association led by Md. Anuwar Hussain met governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan and requested to look into the grievances faced by the medical students of Churachandpur Medical College (CMC).
The guardians said, out of the total 100 students (2nd Batch MBBS), 92 students including 12 from outside the state have been facing a lot of difficulties in their studies. They continued that although classes have been commenced from September 1 for batch 2023-24 at state Academy of Training, students are deprived of practical classes and hostel facilities.
They drew the attention of the governor to look into the issue and requested her to direct the concerned authorities to take steps at the earliest possible time.
The governor spoke to Health commissioner P.K. Jha over phone during the meeting and asked to address the grievances faced by the students. The commissioner informed the governor that arrangement is going on to accommodate the students to the hostel facilities of SAT and priority will be given to girl students and process to hire private rented apartments is also going on and within 7-10 days the issue will be solved.
She assured the guardians to extend help in the best interest of the students and asked them to console their wards.
She also convened a meeting with vice-chancellor (VC) of Manipur University (MU) professor N. Lokendra Singh in the evening and discussed about the issues pertaining to the students and employees of Manipur University who have been displaced to Churachandpur and other hill districts.
Representations requesting for an alternate arrangement made by the students and employees were also discussed in the meeting. The governor instructed the VC to look into these issues and also asked him to meet the chief secretary.