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RIMS Ranchi Medics to take out silent rally

Ranchi, April 11: RIMS students will take out a silent procession tomorrow to draw people’s attention towards the Medical Council of India’s letter directing striking off of the names of 90 MBBS students of the 2007 batch.

The procession will start from Albert Ekka Chowk at 10am and culminate at Jaipal Singh Stadium passing through Shaheed Chowk where the affiliating body of RIMS, Ranchi University, is located. A decision to this effect was taken this evening after the students met at RIMS.

The students’ spokesperson, Alok Kumar, said the students would carry banners and placards in their hands to communicate their problems to people. “We will not speak but our placards will do,” he added. Meanwhile, the students continued their agitation on the 12th day today.

RIMS director N.N. Aggarwal, who returned from Delhi today, said the agitation had not affected medical services so far and there was no development in solution to the problem of students.

“There has been no development on any front,” he added. Students are on a warpath after MCI asked the RIMS dean to strike off the names of students admitted in 2007 on the ground that the institute does not have sufficient number of teachers to impart medical education.

Though the RIMS management, the state government and the Union government came forward to help the students, there has been no relief so far.

The students are now waiting for a MCI meeting scheduled to be held at Calcutta on April 11 in which decision on their matter would be taken.


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