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Treatment resumes

The district administration on Friday broke open the locks at Anugrah Narayan Medical College and Hospital amid deployment of heavy reinforcement to ensure health services are restored as fast as possible.

From 2.14pm, around 17 locks were broken that included the ones at the emergency, outpatient department, offices of the college principal and hospital superintendent.

Gaya city superintendent of police Chandan Kushwaha, sadar sub-divisional officer Maqsood Alam, other district administration officials from the rank of additional district magistrate to circle inspector, were present on the campus during the exercise with around 200 policemen ready to face resistance from the students.

Of the 50 students of the MBBS pre-final, 22 failed while 13 of the 49 students of MBBS final exam also failed. The medics who failed were demanding to get them passed and in support of their demand have locked the emergency ward since 3pm on Tuesday besides offices of principal and superintendent since late Monday evening.

The move to unlock facilities was taken after ANMCH principal Sohan Prasad Chaudhary lodged an FIR with Magadh Medical College police station on Thursday evening. He also informed officers, including health department principal secretary Deepak Kumar about the situation.

One Rajmani Devi of Beladih in Gaya was admitted in the emergency ward of the hospital at 2.55pm on Friday. However, evening OPD that runs from 3pm to 5pm could not be opened. The hostels could not be vacated. Gaya senior superintendent of police Nishant Kumar Tiwary said: “The priority was to restore health services in the hospital.”