ABVP activists stage a dharna at BHU’s Sir Sunderlal Hospital alleging corruption and negligence.
Students belonging to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and National Student Union of India (NSUI) were vocal on different demands at Varanasi-based Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Friday. ABVP staged a sit-in at Sir Sunderlal Hospital of BHU alleging corruption and negligence. At the same time, through an open letter, NSUI said that why the Vice-Chancellor, who came to the university after a long time after the appointment, is not taking charge till now. In view of the anger of the student organizations, the police and people associated with the local intelligence unit were seen taking extra vigil.
ABVP workers protest in front of MS Office of BHU Hospital.
Ban on private practice of BHU doctors
ABVP workers sitting on dharna in front of MS Office of Sir Sunderlal Hospital said that private practice of doctors of BHU should be banned. Sir Sunderlal Hospital and Trauma Center is the lifeline of poor patients from other states including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. There has been a lot of problems in the hospital for some time now. The hospital has become a den of corruption and negligence.
Many doctors of the hospital are doing private practice and ignoring the patients of BHU. The hospital administration is unable to arrange an ambulance for the patients. Private ambulance drivers are taking advantage of this. There is a shortage of specialist doctors in the trauma centre. The doctors of Sir Sunderlal Hospital pressurize them to get tested in private lab outside and also ask patients to come to their private clinic.
Such arbitrariness should be stopped immediately and the functioning of the hospital should be conducted according to the dignity of BHU. Students’ Council’s State Minister Sakshi Singh, Department Organization Minister Rahul Rana, Saurabh Rai, Aastha Patel, Satyanarayan Singh, Abhinayak Mishra, Shreyas Singh, Pallav Suman, Sarvesh Singh Rajan, Digvijay Mishra, Shashi Upadhyay etc. were involved in the dharna.
NSUI’s open letter to the students, teachers and staff of BHU.
Vice Chancellor is insulting Mahamana
The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of BHU, Prof. Angry over Sudhir Kumar Jain not taking charge, NSUI activists have written an open letter to the teachers, staff and students of the university. NSUI workers say that for 8 months, the BHU functioned without a permanent vice-chancellor. Pro. When Sudhir Jain was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor, he is touring, but he did not take charge. He is insulting Mahamana Malviya. Without a permanent Vice Chancellor, the university is not running properly. The activists said that along with distributing this letter, it would also be pasted in the BHU campus.