NE MPs meet Azad over DU medical seats

GUWAHATI, Aug 21 – A delegation of MPs of the North-east met Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Gulam Nabi Azad in New Delhi yesterday, demanding his intervention into admission of State Government nominees of MBBS/BDS seats of the north-eastern States. The delegation was led by Mukut Mithi, chairman, NEMPs’ Forum and Union Minister of State Vincent H Pala along with CM Chang, CL Ruala, Ninong Ering and Takam Sanjoy. In a statement, Sanjoy said that Azad had directed the Secretary, Health, Government of India, Chandra Mouly for an appropriate decision to be conveyed to Delhi University authorities to allow the students of 12 States including the north-eastern States against Central Pool MBBS/BDS seats. Sanjoy along with Raula and Chang met the Union Health Secretary and apprised him of the ‘lackadaisical approach’ of Delhi University, Medical Council of India and the Ministry of Health in neglecting the court case WP (C) No. 4292 seeking for doing away with the Central Pool MBBS/BDS quota allotted to some special category States including Arunachal Pradesh and other north-eastern States.