JORHAT, Oct 17 - The Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) celebrated its 9th foundation day recently with a day-long programme.
The College had much to cheer about with 48 of its students passing the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) Postgraduate (PG) examination this year.
This was announced by Professor Debajit Hazarika, JMCH Principal, in his address at the general session.
He praised the students and wished them success in their career. Till date, 373 students have passed out from the college, the fourth in Assam. Every year 100 students get admitted to the college.
The Principal urged the students to be compassionate towards the distraught who seek their help at real-life situations. He also asked the future doctors to keep their humanitarian and ethical values intact.
Hazarika further said that the Medical Council of India (MCI) had made an assessment on August 28 last regarding JMCH�s application for starting PG courses in nine departments.
He announced that the ONGC under its Corporate Social Responsibility programme would build two toilets in front of the In Patient Department (IPD) and Out Patient Department (OPD) and set up a potable water treatment facility for the hospital, hostels and quarters.
Several awards and scholarships were also announced. The family members of renowned Late physician Goleswar Sarma offered an annual award of Rs 50,000 to the topper of the first professional MBBS examination.
Professor of Anaesthesiology Lily Das in memory of her parents offered Rs 6,000 and Rs 4,000 to the students who stood first and second respectively in the final MBBS examination.
Professor of Anatomy Tarini Kanta Das offered Rs 10,000 to the student who tops in Anatomy in the first professional MBBS examination.
Earlier, teachers, nursing staff, students and employees of JMCH took out a walkathon in collaboration with the Jublee Foundation under the theme � �The Importance of Organ Donation: Walk for Life. Walk to Life�.
Later, a blood donation camp was organised on the occasion. At night, a cultural function was held.
Protest staged: In the meantime, holding posters and banners and shouting slogans against the State Government, members of Ujoni Asom Pratibandhi Suraksha Parishad organised a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner�s office complex here on Thursday.
The Parishad threatened to carry on their agitation in different parts of the State if the Government did not fulfil their long-standing demands.
The demands of the Parishad included filling up of 4,419 posts for the differently-abled, building houses for them under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, immediate release of money which the Government had promised in its Budget and giving Rs 1,000 per month to the differently-abled persons.
The protesters later routed a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the Jorhat district administration.
The Parishad, which represents the differently-abled people of the State, in the memorandum stated that the incumbent Government has failed to undertake any initiative for the betterment of the differently-abled people after coming to power over two years ago.
The memorandum stated that the meeting held on October 8 with the Chief Secretary and representatives of their body also did not yield any results.
Further, the memorandum urged the Government not to support the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016.