HC directs govt to provide security in medical colleges

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Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Thursday directed the state government to provide adequate security at all three government medical colleges of the state and ensure that the prohibitory orders against some persons from entering VSS medical college and hospital at Burla are strictly enforced.

At the same time the High Court also hoped that good sense would prevail upon the striking doctors who shall call off their ongoing strike and join their duties by tomorrow.

The High Court directed the SP of Sambalpur to strictly enforce the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC promulgated against Burla BJD leader Sisir Dandia, Jagannath Rao, Santosh Kumar Jena and S Subramaniam.

In case these persons or anyone acting at their behest are found violating the prohibitory orders, local police are directed to arrest them after registering cases and produce them in court, the HC said in its interim orders passed after jointly adjudicating over a PIL and four intervening petitions filed by the striking doctors.

Chief Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice B N Mohapatra deciding to regularly check the implementation of their orders in restoration of peace and amity in Burla medical college and hospital, also directed Sambalpur district judges to monitor and file periodical reports to the High Court detailing as to how High Court orders in this regard are being implemented.

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