GUWAHATI, May 18 � The Medical College Teachers� Association (MCTA) has called for strengthening of the security system in medical colleges.
An emergency executive meeting of MCTA was held here today where participants discussed in detail the �insecurity prevailing among the medical fraternity in Assam� and urged the government to take appropriate steps to remove the insecurity, said a press statement.
The meeting expressed anguish over the recent killing of Dr Sarita Tasniwal at the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH), Dibrugarh, and offered condolences.
It also discussed issues relating to the temporary appointments in different colleges and urged the authorities to make such appointments only after proper police verification.
�The Grade III and IV employees should have proper uniform with name plates. The MCTA urged the government that each college should have a committee to supervise the security system of respective colleges, to find the lacunae and suggest to the authorities accordingly. The committee should have representatives from students, junior doctors as well as faculty,� said the statement.
MCTA also urged the government to remove all encroachments in the medical colleges of Assam and illegal settlers within the campuses.
The body also said that 24-hour armed guards in the medical colleges in required and there should be a regular hospital round by the hospital administration to keep strict vigil.
�The meeting also felt that there should be a mechanism to monitor the entry and exit of vehicles and persons in medical colleges� campuses,� it said.
MCTA further added, �The Association also expressed deep concern on the steps taken by the Medical Council of India (MCI) against two of the medical colleges and urged the government to take necessary steps to rectify the deficiencies and introspect on the deficient human resources of the medical colleges.�
It said that most of the departments of the medical colleges are deficient of requisite staff and also expressed concern over the lack of interest of juniors to join medical colleges.
�The government should take steps to attract the young doctors. MCTA Assam felt that the venture of the government to open newer medical colleges will be futile exercise if newer faculties to not join medical colleges,� it said.