SCB Nursing students demand suspension of Principal

Cuttack: Even as the ongoing strike of the SCB Nursing students entered the fifth day today, the agitating students met the district collector and submitted a memorandum demanding action against the principal Kajalrani Sinha.

A delegation of the agitating Nursing students met Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra at his office and submitted a memorandum demanding either suspension or transfer of the Principal.

“The Principal, who is yet to be suspended, is trying to delay the investigation. We demand her immediate suspension,” said a Nursing student.

Claiming that the Nursing students were not at fault, she said the Hospital authorities had intentionally closed the Nursing School sine die to protect the erring principal.

“We demand the lifting of the sine die without any further delay,” she added.

She also said the students were forced to leave their hostel in the morning without providing them food. There are still some students in the hostel, who are continuing with their protest.

The Nursing student also said there was no response from the district collector who received the memorandum. “We demand suspension or transfer of the principal and lifting of sine die,” she pointed out.

“We will continue our protest till justice is meted out to us. If the Hospital authorities do not pay heed to our demands, we will meet the Health minister and take our grievances to the Governor in the coming days,” she added.

Meanwhile, 10 Nursing students filed a fresh complaint of assault against the Principal with the Mangalabag police this afternoon.