Unique civic favouritism
This must be a new civic phenomenon for every Ranchiite to marvel over. For the first time in the capital, existing roads that are good enough and not in any urgent need of repairs are relaid while dilapidated ones are ignored. A classic example is the re-repair of the smooth Booty Road from Raj Bhavan-end. Another good bylane behind Doordarshan studios, relaid with concrete only months ago, is being dug up for repairs. On the other hand, no one bothers to repair Karbala Road, linking Purulia Road and Main Road.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has proposed to stretch the MBBS course from five-and-a-half years to six-and-a-half years. But this is uncalled for. I support the agitation launched by MGM Medical College students and others elsewhere, who have worked hard to bag seats. Instead of increasing the duration, the compulsory one-year rural posting should be either incorporated within the MBBS tenure or included as part of the PG course.
Blank & blink
Most timers put up at the capitalís traffic signal posts are out of order. When people got used to defunct timers, some came back to life but with wrong readings! Which is worse, dead or dead wrong? Let the hapless commuter decide.
Pink of health
nAll credit goes to Tata Steel for revamping Kantilal Gandhi Memorial Hospital in association with Medica Group. We hope this creates a comprehensive healthcare system for Jamshedpur and its surroundings. But the hospital must aim to bring affordable healthcare.