Mukul takes up medical seat fiasco with Sonowal

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Sep 04: The current fiasco pertaining to the issue of medical seats has prompted Chief, Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma to contact his counterpart in Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal with a call for the issue to be resolved at the earliest wherein Sonowal has assured that the issue will be addressed from his side.
“He (Sonowal) has assured me that he would be speaking with his principal secretary health to deal with matter,” Dr.  Sangma said on Monday.

“I have also informed my counterpart that talks at the chief secretary and additional chief secretary level are already underway to address the matter which could have easily been avoided,” he added.
At least 10 medical students from Meghalaya were denied admission by Assam’s medical colleges even as they have threatened to stage a hunger protest while blaming the lack of communication between the two state governments.
Meanwhile, chief minister said that legal measures have also been activated by the government.
He said the government has directed the chief secretary to immediately seek the intervention of the Supreme Court and is looking forward to a favourable resolution of the matter.
According to him, the government has taken serious note on the medical seats issue which will affect several aspiring medical students of the state.


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