Hyderabad: The hunger strike by students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad, continued into the seventh day. One student was administered drips as her condition deteriorated.
Ms A. Lakshmi, a student, said, “On Saturday, around 11 pm, one student had to be rushed to the hospital after she began to experience recurrent palpitations. Doctors said her calcium level and blood pressure had dropped. Additionally, contrary to institutional norms, there was no ambulance on site.”
When a student representative contacted a faculty about the crisis, he said no faculty would be able to make it at the hour and advised that the students who were falling sick should get some rest. Owing to the scarcity of cabs in the area, the ailing student was eventually shifted to a hospital in a police car that was patrolling in the vicinity.
Finally, on Sunday, TISS, Hyderabad’s acting deputy director met the student representatives. However, the meeting yielded no results and the administration is still not willing to reduce the hostel tariff, students said.