AGITATED OVER removal of their hutments from the premises of the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), class fourth employees along with other employees of the hospital staged a demonstration against the principal of GSVM Medical College Dr SK Katiyar on Tuesday.
The employees laid siege to his office and raised slogans against the college administration for targeting them in the name of making a road inside the hospital.
Reports said that on Monday night some people reached the IDH hospital with bulldozers to demolish the hutments. When the employees protested they were told that the demolition was carried out on the orders of the principal. The agitated employees later chased away the demolition staff.
On Tuesday the employees assembled near the office of the Superintendent-in-Chief of the Hallet Hospital and decided to gherao the principal of the medical college. They gheraoed the principal’s office for over two hours demanding a dialogue with the principal in the presence of all the agitating employees.
Later the principal agreed to meet only a delegation of employees. The angry employees then barged into the office of the principal. However, after much persuasion by the medical college authorities the employees ended their protest.
They were assured of resettlement before the demolition of their houses.
The situation at the medical college remained tense throughout the day and the routine work in some departments was badly hit as a result of the agitation.