Dr M R Sharma to take over as principal IGGDC Jammu
Jammu, Oct 1: In a significant development, the state government has ordered the appointment of Dr M R Sharma as the principal of Indira Gandhi Government Dental College (IGGDC) Jammu, recently de-recognised by the Dental Council of India (DCI).
As per the government order, Dr M R Sharma, a former principal of the college, would join the service after three months. Till then Dr Riyaz, principal Government Dental College Srinagar would act as the college principal.
Dr M R Sharma had retired on April 30 and had joined a private college in Haryana. “He has sought three-month time to join duties which was given to him,” said sources.
However, the striking students of IGGDC Jammu on Thursday decided to end their seven day fast-unto-death’ following assurance of the Union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad that the first three batches of the college would be given ‘one-time waiver’.
They however, refused to call off the ongoing agitation that entered 52nd day, saying the strike would continue till the college gets recognition from DCI.
“We have decided to call off our fast-unto-death as the Union Health Minister had assured us that one-time waiver for recognition of 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 batches would be given in next couple of days. Our agitation would continue till the government takes required measures to restore recognition of the college,” Dr Puskhar, a leader of striking medicos said.
He said the Union Health Minister has assured for early appointment of the Principal of the College so that shortcomings in the college which are creating hurdles in its recognition are removed. “He has assured that after the appointment of the Principal, the DCI would conduct a fresh inspection,” Dr Pushkar claimed.
He said a delegation of medicos would also meet the Minister for Medical Education, R S Chib seeking compensation for academic studies in lieu of wastage of time in strikes.
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