The DMK charged the Rangasamy-led AINRC government with doing injustice to students by not procuring seats in post graduate courses under government quota in private medical colleges, on Monday.
Speaking to reporters here, party’s local unit convenor M. A. S. Subramanian said though there was a specific direction by the Medical Council of India to earmark 50 per cent of seats in PG courses in private medical colleges for government quota, managements of colleges here had not adhered to it.
Mr. Subramanian recalled there was also a Supreme Court directive stipulating implementation of MCI norms. He said he would soon write to Union Health Minister, the Chief Justice of Supreme court, the Chairman of Medical College, Lt Governor of Puducherry and Chief Minister, drawing their attention to the predicament of students who do not get the benefit of MCI’s mandate.
He said DMK would also file a petition in the apex court, seeking directive to the managements and the government to ensure speedy implementation of the quota.
He said students were already suffering because of sudden conversion of private medical colleges into deemed universities and that difficulties in getting seats under government quota in MBBS course have been increasing.
Subramanian said the previous Congress government had let down students and the same ‘anti student stand’ is being followed by the present government.
There are 294 seats in seven medical colleges in PG courses.