Teachers’ strike hits medical services, classes
The agitation has taken its toll on the PG students, who will appear in their university exams, starting April 1.
A major blow is also suffered by the under-graduate students.
In B J Medical College, for PG students, lectures are taken on every alternate days, while they have been supported by their seniors if any complication arises.
But for UG students, their regular dose of lectures for Anatomy, Physiology, Bio-Chemistry, Forensic Medicine and Microbiology is on hold.
“What medical teachers are demanding is justified, but the strike is also spoiling their image. Every serious patient is transferred in the Civil Hospital. If a highly complicated case comes, we don’t know how to deal with it,” said a PG student from B J Medical College, who requested anonymity.
The UG students, who are in first or second year, have around two lectures everyday, while, for the students who are in third year have lectures after every alternate days.
“For first and second year UG students, the lectures are getting postponed. Resident doctors are there to guide us but the professors have vast knowledge. The demands put up by our teachers is definitely justified, but in absence of them our education is also hampering,” said Muzamil Hada, a final year UG student.
Out of total 2,700 medical teachers, around 255 medical teachers have gone on