The main demands of the paramedical students include improving facilities for studies and proper stipend. Piyush, Kumar, a protester said: "Our classes are not held regularly. We are made to work 10 hours a day and in return we do not even get any stipend. We want these issues to be looked into expeditiously. We also want separate colleges for paramedical students."
Nitish kumar, a paramedical student of RIMS, said: "We have been running from pillar to post giving our demand letters to all, including the PA to chief minster, health minister, secretariat, the college administration and Ranchi University. However, our demands have not been looked into. Now we have other option but to protest in the street to get our demands fulfilled."
When contacted, RIMS director Dr Tulsi Mahato said they were trying to give the best facility to paramedical students within the resources available. "The students are demanding separate colleges and teachers but we cannot do anything about it as it comes under the government's policy. All we can do is provide them facilities within the available resources as per the directions of government," he said.
Principal secretary (health) K Vidyasagar accepted that there are a few problems regarding paramedical education in the state. He said, "We are trying to strengthen the paramedical studies, but nothing can be done immediately." I have directed Praveen Chandra, chairman of the paramedical council, to give an audience to the protesting students and let us know about the actions we can take to at least solve some their problems immediately." source-timesofindia.indiatimes.com