Jamshedpur : Students of Singhbhum Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital in Sakchi are suffering due to the indefinite strike by its permanent teachers who went on a mass leave since March demanding salary hike and promotion. The students of 5 year course complaint that they have been left in lurch.
In protest against the delay in resuming of classes students along with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad activists protested at DC office to demand regular classes.
Out of 24 faculty members, 13 permanent ones have gone on mass leave demanding promotion while the rest of the guest faculties do visit the college for a few classes.
Students along with the activists have threatened to agitate in front of the district collectorate on Monday if their problems are not solved soon .
�It is a matter of great concern. Students have been left in lurch. We want all the anomalies in the college to be removed,� said an activist.
Meanwhile the teachers opined that they are ready to continue the classes but there has to be somebody who can assure that their demands will be looked after.
It may be mentioned that the Singhbhum Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital was established in 1953 and is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.
The college is managed by a governing body, constituted by the Dep. of Health Education, Govt. of Jharkhand to which the Deputy Commissioner, East Singhbhum is the Chairman. The local MP, local MLA, Tata Steel nominee, representative of Dept. of Health Education and some eminent citizens of Jamshedpur are members of the governing body.
The college is teaching B.H.M.S. (Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery) course. It is a five and half year course with one year of internship training (inclusive).
The course is recognised by the Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, Central Council of Homoeopathy, New Delhi (Govt. of India) and the Dept. of Health Education, Govt. of Jharkhand.