02-26-2015, 05:26 PM
Spending more than 5000 crores in infrastructure, employees state insurance Corporation (ESIC) has decided to close all medical, dental and nursing educational institutions. Meanwhile, ESIC is closing down approximately 400 institutions across India, students and teachers are fearing the repercussions of this decision.
AK Agrawal, Director General of ESIC said, "ESIC have to leave the field of medical education and completely regular teaching staff are given the option of using their services to the ESIC in a non-teaching role" .
Students of Medicine ESIC medical students from Delhi, India Medical Association, students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and University (DU) Delhi, organized a protest against the Constitution Club in New Delhi on February 18 . Students required for the continuation of admissions and scientific sessions. Students also required for the renewal of permits, validation and recognition of the expertise of faculty and degree
Dr. Sayantan Banerjee in an interview with India Today said, "the two main reasons that the government is paying for the closure of the medical colleges are lack of funds and medical education does not serve the core operating ESI Corporation. "