After the recent roar in the Aurangabad Government Dental College and Hospital (GDCH), involving students pursuing bachelor of dental surgery, over the decision by the college administration for compulsory registration in the alumni association; the matter has been put to rest.
The reverse decision by the college authorities only came after the students threatened stage an agitation over the matter. If the decision is not withdrawn, the students had threatened to go on strike.
As reported by Medical Dialogues earlier, BDS students of Aurangabad Government Dental College and Hospital (GDCH) have expressed their concern over a recent decision by its authorities, which directs them to become members of the alumni association for getting their internship completion certification.
For getting this certification the students are required to pay Rs 1000 as annual membership or Rs 5,000 for life-time membership. Many students from the poor regions of the state (especially the drought-affection regions) are not willing to accept this decision, as they cannot afford it right now.
The students have further alleged and implied in their comments on the matter that the alumni association is not a recognised entity either by the medical or dental council. It is not even affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. As a consequence, it is not mandatory to be a part of the association. The authorities in turn, are harassing the students with this decision, and even mistreating them when they approached the authorities directly.
As reported by TOI, GDCH dean S P Dange said that there were some misunderstanding with the students. “The was not making it mandatory for students to pay alumni fees as it is optional.
It has not forced them to eat mess food either,” he said.
The dean also said that the GDCH administration will work on priority basis for the welfare of students and patients.
On Tuesday morning, a team from the Maharashtra University for Health Sciences (MUHS) had visited the for a inspection.After students threaten of agitation, GDCH authorities withdraw its diktat.