Protest by medical aspirants today

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2014 10:47 IST

Demanding 50 more seats for Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, the parents of medical aspirants will hold a protest in Sector 33C on Sunday. The protest will start at 11 am in front of the Government Model School.

Harbir Sekhon, a US-based parent of a medical aspirant who has applied for an MBBS seat in NRI quota, said parents were demanding the union government’s intervention in securing 50 more seats for the college. “There is no doubt the GMCH is the best college in northern India. It has a wonderful infrastructure and faculty. It is unfortunate they are being given just 50 MBBS seats,” he said.

Sekhon said private colleges, which did not have any facilities, had been given 150-200 seats.

Following the protest, parents and aspirants will go to Delhi to submit a memorandum to the Medical Council of India (MCI).

At present, GMCH-32 has 50 MBBS seats. The college had applied for 100 MBBS seats but was not given permission for the same by the MCI.

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