SAVE THE GREEN
GUWAHATI, Sept 24: Protests against felling of trees by doctors of Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) on Monday intensified with lady doctors separately submitted a memorandum to the Principal demanding an immediate halt to such destruction of greenery.
Sanjibani Sangha (Lady Doctor’s Association of GMCH) while submitting the memorandum to the principal Dr. Atindra Kumar Adhikari said the recent cutting of several trees in front of the GMC Boys Hostel II atop Narakasur Hills cannot be accepted under any circumstance. The memorandum signed by Dr Seema Rekha Devi and Dr Sanchita B. Sarma, president and secretary of Sanjibani Sangha respectively supported the move of Gauhati Medical College Teachers’ Association (GMCTA) against cutting old and valuable trees at the college campus.
Dr Rup Sekhar Deka, general secretary of GMCTA said at a time when the entire world is campaigning for saving and planting more trees the latest development at the GMCH campus has saddened each and every doctor “We do not know who is behind felling of trees. But it is highly condemnable and thus we have demanded the principal to conduct an inquiry. We also demand that the authority which cut trees must immediately take steps to plant fresh saplings at the spot so that the greenery of the GMCH remains intact for future,” Dr Deka said.
On other hand a section of doctors are not happy with the principal stand to prevent destruction of greenery at the GMCH premises. Loss of greenery at GMCH will have adverse impact on ecology of the campus and patients health, the doctors said. “If felling of trees continues we will be forced to stage demonstration. We hope that the principal will take immediate actions to prevent cutting of trees,” a doctor on condition of anonymity said.