| People enter Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College after the ruckus on Thursday. Picture by Suman |
Around 50 students of Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College went on the rampage on Thursday to protest against failure of their fellow mates in the MBBS pre-final exam.
Health department principal secretary Deepak Kumar has ordered officials to identify the medics involved in the incident and rusticate them immediately.
Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College (ANMMC) principal Sohan Prasad Chaudhary, who lodged an unnamed FIR against 50 medics, said the students would be identified.
The medics ransacked medical equipment, furniture, refrigerator, air conditioners, glasses of windows and other items at the medical college and also at the Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital on the same campus. The hospital administration immediately informed the local administration and police but the medics had fled before the men in uniform arrived.
They became agitated after results of the MBBS pre-final exam were declared on Wednesday in which 22 out of 50 students failed.
In the results of the MBBS final exam declared on March 27, 13 out of 49 students failed and the rest 36 have already joined as interns.
A group of students on Thursday pelted stones on the quarters of three doctors — B.D. Goyal (eye department), Sagar Razak (head of department, medicine) and Daleshwar Prasad (pharmacology department) and used abusive language against them. The medics alleged that they are not taught in the classes. On the other hand, the teachers said the medics did not attend classes.
Around 10am on Thursday, the medics attacked the official chamber of the principal and damaged telephone set, fax machine, photocopier machine and the doors of principal chamber and the pharmacology department.
Then the group of medics moved towards the hospital and damaged several medical equipment and the furniture in ear-nose-throat (ENT) and the eye departments having a common corridor.
They damaged a television set, auto refractor machine, table, trial box, perimeter, air conditioners of the ENT and the eye departments, at least seven tables, glasses of 11 windows, eye lamp, book almirah and other items in both the departments.
The incident affected examination of patients at the outpatient department (OPD) of the hospital from 10.30am onwards.
ANMMCH superintendent Sudhir Kumar Sinha said unless new instruments and furniture are brought, OPD at the ENT and eye departments could not be resumed.
Heads of departments of ENT and eye submitted reports, which were forwarded to the medical college principal. The matter has also been informed to the local administration besides, health department principal secretary, the superintendent said.