Sardar Rajas admission: HC seeks reply from ASG

Bhawanipatna/Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed the Assistant Solicitor General (ASG) to apprise the court of the decision taken to accommodate the students of Sardar Rajas Medical College at Jaring in Kalahandi district and facilitate their admission in three private medical colleges in the state.

The directive of the court has come after it was informed by Medical Council of India (MCI) that a decision to this effect would be taken at a meeting convened by the Union Health ministry in New Delhi on November 9.

The court expressed hope that the Centre would take a decision on the proposal of the state government at the earliest.

The court posted its next hearing of the case to November 12.

It may be mentioned that a total of 124 students had taken admission in Sardar Rajas Medical College in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

However, the future of these students had become uncertain after the MCI put on hold admission to 100 seats in the medical college on the ground of lack of infrastructure.

Aware of the plight of the students, the state government had later proposed the Union Health ministry to facilitate the students to accommodate in three private medical colleges in the state.