Drawing the attention of the authority of Nagaland University Lumami Campus, the students of School of Agriculture Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD), Medziphema has inquired as to how the Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at SASRD Medziphema, Dr. S.D. Roy was reinstated after he was suspended by then vice chancellor of Nagaland University, Prof. G.D. Sharma.
According to reliable sources and documents made available by SASRD, the SMO was suspended in the year 2005 for producing false certificates about his qualification as Post Graduate in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics but was reinstated in May 2010.
A complaint against Dr. S.D. Roy from Students Union-SASRD also stated that even after he was reinstated to look after the well being of the hostellers and staff, he was traveling to and fro from Dimapur instead of residing in the campus.
Students further claimed that the official quarter allotted to him on September last was yet to be occupied.
The student’s community pointed out that after his reinstatement, two memorandums were already served by Dean of SASRD, but Dr. Roy failed to respond.
Terming Dr. Roy’s action as a clear negligence of “breach of duty” and “less regard” for the rules and regulation, the students’ community said it had completely lost confidence of the official and questioned why the “authority” of NU was reinstating such “irresponsible” person.
Pointing out that Dr. Roy had breached several codes of law even during the suspension period, the students’ community claimed the official went on leave at his will to pursue “PG course” which was also rejected by NU.
The aggrieved students in one of its memorandum also claimed the negligence and failure by the SMO to attend to his duties causing inconvenience to the students, as many cases had to be handled at CHC Medziphema.
The students also alleged that the unavailability of the medical supervisor at the right time led to the death of a guest lecturer from Maharashtra on September 14 last. The guest lecturer reportedly succumbed after a cardiac arrest at CHC Medziphema.
Taking all this into account, the students highlighted that they did not want 24X7 duty from the medical officer, but to be available in times of emergency.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that Dr. Roy has been on leave which would expire on October 27.