NEIGRIHMS imbroglio: Cardio Deptt’s residents turn down request for talks sans Director


By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, June 21, 2018: 

As the 3-day work strike called by the residents of the Cardiology Department, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong enters the second day on Thursday, the Institute's administration has called for a meeting today, the same of which was rejected by the faculty members and SRDs of the department owing to the absence of the Director, Dr DM Thappa.

The acting Director and Dean of NEIGRIHMS, Dr AC Phukan sent a letter to the HOD of the Cardiology Deptt, Dr Animesh Mishra dated June 20, seeking the participation of the HOD, faculty members and SRDs of the department in the meeting which was supposed to be held today morning in the Institute.

However, the residents of the Cardio Deptt have rejected this letter and submitted their reply today informing the acting Director of their inability to attend the meeting as one of their demands require the presence of the Director, who is currently out of station.

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According to the letter dated June 21, which was submitted to the acting Director, Dr Phukan, the residents of the Cardio department blamed the present Director of NEIGRIHMS for the current unfortunate situation and not any in-charge Director. "It's because of his handling of issues pertaining to students in most insensitive, arrogant and adamant way that the current scenario cropped out of compulsion," read the letter.

They also criticized the Director for being out of station stating that his being out of station may be due to any cause but at this moment, it looks like an excuse of running away from problems.

The resident had on Wednesday decided to strike work following the inability of the administration to address their grievances pertaining to the 'welfare' of the students of the department.

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Meanwhile, the residents are firm on their decision to intensify their agitation is their problems are not met by Friday, which marks the end of the 3-day strike. "Tomorrow we will discuss further course of action and definitely it will intensify," said one of the residents.