GUWAHATI, March 5 - The Bagharbori Asomi Mahila Samiti, Panjabari, has urged Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to intervene for reopening the locked down Swahid Jadav Nath Homoeopathy Medical College and the Yoga Kendra in the greater interest of the patients who have been deprived of services following the indefinite stir by the homoeopathy students.
It has also appealed to the agitating students to reconsider on humanitarian grounds their decision to lock down the hospital in protest against the government�s apathy to resolve their long-standing issues.
The Mahila Samiti in a memorandum to the Chief Minister and the Health Minister, drew their attention to the plight of the patients who visit the hospital and the Yoga Kendra from far and near, and said that the child and elderly patients have been the worst affected by the stalemate.
�We humbly urge the Chief Minister to intervene in the matter and remove the ongoing stalemate in the greater interest of the patients on humanitarian grounds,� it said.
The agitating homoeopathy students had, as part of their stir, locked down the State�s three homoeopathy colleges in Guwahati, Nagaon and Jorhat on March 3 alleging the State government�s inaction in addressing their genuine and long-pending grievances.
The student body also came down heavily on Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his reported statement that there was no public demand for homoeo doctors in society and hence people might file complaint, RTI, etc., if homoeo doctors were appointed.