Compensation for Osmania Medical College bus victims

Over 500 students, along with parents and OMC Alumni gathered.

Hyderabad: Osmania Medical College students are upset that compensation has not been granted by the college or the state government to students who were killed in a bus accident at Vijayawada.

Of two students injured in the mishap, Rajesh is still in coma while Sujith will take six more weeks to recover. They are both undergoing treatment in Vijayawada. Over 500 students, along with parents and OMC Alumni gathered at the auditorium demanding immediate compensation to the family members of the deceased students.

Dr Gopal Kishan, senior alumni of OMC explained, “It is important that the government announce an ex gratia and job for the family members of the deceased.”

Osmania Medical College students have demanded an immediate compensation of Rs 25 lakh for the families of the deceased. Dr S Shanker, junior doctor explained, “The government has still not booked a case against Dhanunjaya Travels which is not fair. We want a judicial inquiry to be conducted. Also, we want the college to take responsibility for every excursion or visit carried out within the city and also outside. Responsibility must be fixed.”

Dr M. Malathi, another junior doctor explained, “Had there been a senior Professor in the bus the incident could have been avoided. The arguments between the students and the driver led to this accident. Hence for safety reasons, college administration has to come forward and take responsibility of the students.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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