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KA students criticize health minister
Correspondent DIPHU, MAR 4:
Published on 4 Mar. 2011 11:16 PM IST
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Establishing medical college at Diphu (Hills Medical College) has catapulted Assam’s health minister Dr. Hemanta Biswa Sharma into a new controversy. The Diphu Government College Students’ Union (DGCSU) and the unit of Karbi Students’ Association (KSA) Central University, campus Diphu have announced that the health minister has cheated them in the name of gifting a Medical College.
Both the students’ organizations stated that the project (decision of setting up the medical college at Diphu) has not been cleared by central ministry of health, thereby the questions relating to fund allocation etc. for the project did not arise.
It may be mentioned that Dr. Hemanta Biswa Sharma laid the foundation stone of the medical college at a location near Diphu town, last month.
Dr. Sharma did the job in place of the state chief minister Tarun Gogoi. Later he addressed a public gathering at Diphu stadium, where he announced that the project would be accomplished in record time. He also announced at the same meeting that an engineering college would be established at Diphu as well.
Various students’ bodies of Karbi Anglong district have taken serious exception over non-inclusion of budgetary provision for construction of Medical College at Diphu during the recently passed Assam budget. The protesting organizations want the government to pay to the next of kin of Marak Rs 50 lakh as compensation and suspension of Circle Inspector TC Chacko who led the operation.

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