Opposition takes on govt over SKIMS controversy

Opposition takes on govt over SKIMS controversy
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Riyaz ul Khaliq
Jammu: The opposition members on Thursday staged second walk out in a span of less than one hour after the assembly met around 10 am over the raging controversy over SKIMS Soura.
NC MLAs Mian Altaf, Abdul Majeed Larmi, Ishfaq Jabbar, MLA Langate, Er Rasheed and those from Congress pressed on speaker Kavinder Gupta to direct government to debate over the issue of removal of Prof A G hanger as director SKIMS a few days ago.
“SKIMS sub ki property hai, man maani nahi chalay gi,” MLA Kangan Mian Altaf told the house.
The government told the house emergency as well as the OPD at SKIMS was functioning.
The opposition members remained unmoved challenging the health minister over his statement.
“The doctors are on strike,” Altaf said, “patients coming from faraway places are not being admitted while as surgery department is defunct.”
The opposition members walked in to well and later staged walk-out at around 10:52 am.