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Gana Dharna at Sambalpur in support of Director VSSIMSR

The stand off between the PG students and the VSS Institute of Medical Science and Research (VSSIMSAR ) continued for the fourth day today as both sides remained adamant on their stand. While the students demanded the removal of the Director A Pujari, the Director wanted the students to beg apology for assaulting the students and pelting stones at his official residence. Meanwhile 66 of the total 116 doctors appointed by the government joined today at VSSIMSAR to extend medi care facilities to the patients.

A delegation of the students are camping in Bhubaneswar and requesting Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena to concede to their demand and resolve the problem. Hundreds of people from Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, and Bargarh district today sat on a Gana Dharna at Nelson Mandela chowk demanding action against doctors who are creating indiscipline in VSSIMSAR.

Several Speakers alleged that some doctors are utilizing the students and to disrupt treatment to the poor patients. The agitators said “In no case we will support the PG students’ demand,” and threatened that if any action is taken against the Director Dr. Ashwini Pujahari , then they will not keep silent”. “The agitating students should feel the pulse of the people and change their demand for action against the Director,” said Mr Sapan Mishra of Pascimancal People’s Forum (PPF). The parents of the students should convince their wards to withdraw the agitation and call off their cease work agitation said Mr Mishra. Similarly another speaker Mr Suresh Pujari demanded action against PG students who attacked Dr. Pujahari’s residence last week.

“Action is also needed against those who are instigating students for such wrong paths,” Mr Pujahari demanded.

Sambalpur’s 2nd KV to Come up at Burla

The second Kendriya Vidyalaya in Sambalpur city will be set up at Burla instead of the earlier site near railway station.

Sambalpur Collector Balwant Singh said the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has approved a second school in Sambalpur City and if things go smoothly, admission would start from next academic session.

Informing that 10 acres of land near Burla NAC College have been identified for the school, Singh said it will be handed over to the  Sangathan after Water Resources Department, to which the land belongs, transfers the ownership.

Meanwhile, the district administration is planning to provide temporary arrangement at Hindi High School here and the KV will be shifted to Burla after construction of the building at the new location, Singh said.

Earlier, the district administration had identified 10 acres of land near Sambalpur City railway station and a KVS delegation had given  its approval for the location. Even the old TRW School building at Jamadarpali on the outskirts of the City was finalised to operate the school temporarily. Subsequently, the Sangathan finalised the new location at Burla.

The second Kendriya Vidyalaya which was to begin operation from 2012-2013 academic session got delayed due to lack of coordination among the district officials and school authorities.

Minor molested by a professor, Sambalpur University

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a professor of Sambalpur University, as per the police statement.

The head of the post-graduate Department of History of Sambalpur university had allegedly molested the girl when she was alone in her house on January 4, police officials said.

The incident came to light after the victim’s father, who is a colleague of the accused professor, lodged a complaint with the Burla police station yesterday.

Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University, C R Tripathy, however, refrained from making any comment on the issue and said that the police had taken up the matter.

The incident sparked sharp reaction among the students, who burnt the effigy of the accused professor in the varsity premises.

The professor was arrested, Additional Superintendent of Police Sushil Kumar Panigrahi said.

No place to dispose of private hospitals waste

The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) is in a fix over disposing biomedical waste of private hospitals in Berhampur and Burla.

Last month, the state government asked MKCG Medical College and Hospital and VSS Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur and Burla respectively not to receive waste from private hospital for disposal in their incinerators (a heat chamber, where waste are burnt).

According to OSPCB, an arrangement between government and private hospitals was made to ensure that the waste generated by the latter can be disposed of. “We asked MKCG and VSS authorities to allow private hospitals to dispose of their waste in the government incinerators, which can accommodate more than 500 kg a day. This arrangement also reduced burned on the government institutions as the private hospitals were asked to share maintenance cost of the incinerators,” said OSPCB senior scientist D K Behera.

While the MKCG generates about 200 kg waste a day, VSS generates 300 kg. “The government move will compel private hospitals to follow the traditional method of disposing waste by digging deep pits,” he said. An incinerator costs around Rs 30 lakh and it is not feasible for private hospitals, generating less than 50 kg waste a day, to buy one, he added.

VSS superintendent L K Dash said the government took the decision as the incinerator at the hospital could not take too much load.

A survey conducted by OSPCB, in the third week of July, revealed SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack was not segregating biomedical waste despite several reminders.

SCB superintendent P K Rath told TOI that the incinerator had developed some technical snag.

Snake helps girl to escape molestation

A 21-year-old student of Sambalpur University — had a miraculous escape from two anti-socials who abducted her on Tuesday evening from the university campus and attempted to outrage her modesty.

According to sources, two anti-socials kidnapped the student while she was returning to her hostel in the evening after meeting her friend in another hostel on the campus.  The culprits took the girl to a nearby forest and started misbehaving with her.

As the girl was fighting to escape from the clutches of the perpetrators, a cobra hiding in a nearby termite hive rushed towards to the scene. When the culprits saw the snake, they freed the girl and fled the spot.

After returning to her hostel, the girl reported the matter to university authorities who then filed a police complaint. As the news kidnap and molestation attempt re­ached the boys’ hostels, the inmates blockaded the Bargarh-Sambalpur road demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.

They withdrew their agitation only after the senior police officials visited the campus and assured them to nab the culprits soon.

“We have lodged a complaint with the police and hope the culprits in­volved in the crime would arrested soon,” B.C. Ba­rik, vice chancellor of the university said.

He added that the state government would be requested to properly equip the police outpost on the campus so as to avoid such unpleasant incidents in the future.