The Junior Doctor Association (JDA) of Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) and the Silchar Medical College Students’ Union 2019-20, have issued two separate Press Releases on Tuesday (30th June, 2020), announcing that the members of Junior Doctor Association and Silchar Medical College Students’ Union have met with the Superintendent of Police, Cachar and Additional Superintendent of Police, Cachar, in prescence of Principal cum Chief Superintendent, Silchar Medical College and Hospital regarding the incident that happened on the afternoon of 29th June, 2020, during which, two final year UG Students of Silchar Medical College, namely Mohammad Abdul Sattar and Mohammad Abdul Khadir Laskar, who were on COVID-19 Screening Duty, were reported to be ambushed by CISF personnel for “no reason”.
The meeting was held at the Principal’s Office of Silchar Medical College, at 11 am on 30th June, 2020. According to the Press Release, the Superintendent of Police, Cachar has assured the students and the College Authorities, the following actions:-
- Strict actions will be taken against the CISF Personnel, involved in that particular incident and the I/C of Ghungoor Police Station.
- Permanent closure of the alternate route connecting SMCH campus to Uttarkrishnapur part III.
- Construction of a full fledged police station inside the SMCH campus with necessary persons and resources, till then separate police force will be provided to look after the matters concerning SMCH.
- Proper Safety of all the doctors and students residing in the SMCH campus.
The Superintendent of Police, Cachar has assured the SMC Authorities that no such cases of brutality, eve-teasing, theft, or any kind of incident that compromises with the safety of SMCH Personnel, will ever take place within the campus. He promised the SMC authorities, a safe and secure campus.
Former General Secretary, Junior Doctor Association SMC & Former General Secretary, SMCSU, Dr. Dawipayan Deb, in a conversation with Cachar Chronicles, said,”The incident which occurred on 29th June, 2020 is a huge disappointment and discourages the healthcare fraternity. However, I must appreciate the efforts of the Superintendent of Police, Cachar who came upfront to end the crisis. He has provided a few solutions and I hope they are implemented at the earliest. I wish the students a healthy recovery & hope that they get back to work as early as possible like the real heroes, because right now we need each and every healthcare worker to overcome this deadly pandemic but, not at the cost of our security.”
General Secretary, SMCSU 2019-20, Abhishek Baidya, in a conversation with Cachar Chronicles, stated,”We thought that the Superintendent of Police, Cachar, would not cooperate with us, but he was very co-operating throughout. In addition to that, he has fulfilled all our demands. Besides, he has ensured proper security in our campus. Moreover, the construction of the wall is going to start from tomorrow, thus it stands up as a big achievement for all of us as this work has been pending since 2003.”