Mangaluru Nov 7, 2016: Students of School of Nursing of Government Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru along with ABVP staged a protest outside DC office on Monday November 7 against the poor condition of girls’ hostel.
Addressing the protestors, ABVP leader Sudhith Shetty said that the hostel is in a poor state posing risk to the students staying there. He also alleged that MLA JR Lobo has failed to take cognizance of the problem and solve the same.
Nursing Student Akshatha said that their security is at risk for a different reason though the students are fortunate that there have been no incidents of anyone snooping inside the hostel.
"There is only one screw to hold the latch on the hostel door of the Government School of Nursing facing the University College grounds here. Just a push from outside opens the door leading into the hostel in which 140 nursing students stay. Similar is the condition of the entrance door, the door facing the Government Wenlock Hospital Mortuary and the balcony door facing the general ward of Government Wenlock Hospital," she said.
Nursing Student Belcita said that, there is no warden and security guard for this hostel. The lone government-appointed nursing tutor, who is in-charge Principal of the institute, and four senior nurses, who are deputed by the hospital to teach students. It is impossible for five tutors to teach 13 subjects and tutors face heavy pressure, she added.
As there is no regular cook, these students are forced to prepare lunch and dinner for themselves and also for about 200 students in the hostel. Students complained of delay of nine months in payment of stipend of Rs. 1,000 per month.
ABVP Leaders Jayesh, Anusha Kottari, Chethan Padil and several nursing students participated in the protest.