Two girls were injured by official car carrying union health minister JP Nadda, as the later tried to evade protests by medical students at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhopal, here on Saturday.
One of the wheels of the vehicle carrying health minister ran over the foot of the two medical students. One of them later fainted on the spot. Both the injured were rushed to AIIMS Bhopal hospital for treatment. The injured were identified as Ijya Pandey and Anjali Krishna and are third year MBBS students. The incident took place at the entrance of the medical college. Nadda was on his first visit to the institute.
The incident took place after some students met the Nadda demanding better facilities and hospital services.
“Health minister Nadda’s visit is third by a minister in as many years and situation has not improved. We are demanding for minimum standards for any medical student,” said an AIIMS Bhopal student seeking anonymity.
The autonomous institute has been struggling to meet standards set by the Medical Council of India (MCI). AIIMS Bhopal does not fall under the preview of MCI.
Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) joint secretary Sunil Sharma said, “We are investigating the incident.”