IMPHAL Aug 29: The director, all staff and students of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) will launch a sit-in protest on August 30 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
A release of RIMS media advisor stated that the Out Patient Department (OPD) shall remain closed since all the doctors have decided to take part in the protest. However emergency services will be there in the casualty department. The decision was taken in a meeting of the faculties and other officials today afternoon.
This is in protest against the planting of a hand grenade in the OPD by some unknown persons on Saturday. The meeting also condemned the acts of intimidation in a hospital in this manner which could have endangered the lives of the innocent people. Several speakers said that as is done elsewhere in the world hospital should be left alone. Besides RIMS is a medical college catering medical education to students from the country in general and NE region in particular.
Further course of action will be taken during the sit-in protest tomorrow.