AAPSU reiterates demand for central pool medical seats

ITANAGAR, Aug 29: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union has reiterated its demand for allocation as well as continuation of the central pool MBBS/BDS quota seats for Arunachal Pradesh for the 2019-20 academic session.
Taking serious note of the “lackadaisical attitude” of the authorities concerned in resolving the issue, the union urged the union health & family welfare ministry to look into the matter.
“During the time of inauguration of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (TRIHMS), it was assured that the total number of seats in the TRIHMS would be increased from 50 to 100. However, instead of increasing the total number of seats, the ministry has discontinued the central pool MBBS/BDS quota seats for Arunachal for the current academic session. This is grave injustice to the students of the state,” the union stated in a release.
“Although 15 percent of the total seats are provided under the all India quota in the TRIHMS, out of the total 50 seats, the remaining seats have not been sufficient enough to accommodate the young medical aspirants from the state,” it said.
It also claimed that “interested students who have secured more than the qualifying marks in the NEET exams are not getting medical quota seats in medical colleges of other states.”
The union said it would be compelled to “serve quit notice to those students who have got admission in the TRIHMS under the 15 percent all India quota” if the issue is not resolved by the authorities concerned.
“Both the union and state governments shall be solely responsible for any eventualities,” it added.