Indore: Amid series of protests against proposal to allot Agriculture College’s land for establishing new court complex, the state government is planning to allot an acre land of MGM Medical College to state tourism department which may lead to protests by the doctors and medicos.

Indian Medical Association-Indore has already protested the government move to allot land located behind King Edward Medical (KEM) School building.

The government has already planned to hand over the KEM School building to tourism department and now planning to allot them one-acre land behind the school to develop a bus stand/hotel.

“KEM School is a heritage building as it was constructed more than 150 years ago. Medical college is ready to give the building but we will not allow them to take the land as it is medical college’s property and it shouldn’t be used for commercial purpose,” said secretary of Indian Medical Association-Indore Dr Sumit Shukla.

He said that expansion of medical college will take place in near future and MY Hospital will be developed as super specialty centre.

That land will be required for the development of medical college, he added. “Dean of MGM Medical College Dr Sharad Thora has already dashed off a letter to government protesting against the proposal to give the land to tourism department,” Dr Shukla said.

IMA-Indore along with Medical Teachers’ Association will launch a campaign against the move and will organise series of demonstrations and rallies.

“Commercial use of college land is not a good idea as the land is used as play ground for students and its commercial use will also affect the environment of MY Hospital which will be harmful for patients,” said president of IMA-Indore Dr Sanjay Londhe.

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