The Constitutional Rights Forum (CRF) has raised concerns over the functions of the Baghmara Nursing Training Center and asked the health department to shut it down.
According to the forum, the training centre started functioning since 2014 with no formal inauguration. Though it has been there ever since, the forum said that the centre is functioning with “skeleton staff” and remained closed since May 16.
President of the forum, Greneth M Sangma has raised the issue in a letter to the Director of Health & Family Welfare (MI) today stating that when all the schools and colleges have started off line classes the centre continued with online classes from January till their examination.
“With erratic power supply by MeECL and poor network facilities in a remote area like Baghmara, only a fool can think of running training programme from home,” Sangma said, adding, “This shows the lacklustre attitude of the department towards the centre.”
He also said that the department has not fulfilled the agreement entered with the landlord that one of the family member will be employed, if land was provided free of cost.
“These situations have raised many questions about the seriousness on the part of the department,” Sangma said while asking the department to opt for its closure and attach the trainees to other institutes, run it in offline mode and to fulfill the commitment with the landlord, before they decided to take it back.