Once problematic, JMC reviving under sole ownership

Published On: June 6, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Suresh Yadav

JANAKPUR, June 6: Janaki Medical College (JMC), which was once struggling due to disputes between shareholders over the ownership, has shown progress in the past one year since the college came under a single ownership.

Five years ago, the college had two different owners resulting in the crisis. During that period, the parallel management committees used to divide the fees collected from the students amongst themselves. But they did not pay the salary of the doctors and other staff of the college.

“The classes were affected in the college due to the unwise decision of the management committees. The admission of students was nil until two years ago,” informed Zia-ul Haque, the hospital in-charge.

“The college has been reviving under a single ownership of Upendra Prasad Pandey in the past one year,” added Haque.

According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the college Dhan Dhwaj Malla, the college has been progressing after the dues of the staff were cleared and the workers involved in unwanted politics were fired from the college.

The college is yet to pay the loan taken to construct the physical infrastructure of the college in Ramdaiyawadi and the hospital in Janakpur in addition to the amount spent for procuring various medical equipment.

After failing to collect the debt from the college despite several requests, the creditors had called for help from the District Administrative Office (DAO). Under the mediation of the Chief District Officer (CDO) of Dhanusha, Pradip Raj Kandel, the college operators and the creditors had reached an understanding that the college would start the payment from June 11.

“The ownership of the college used to be transferred every year before the new owners got a chance to settle the previous dues. However, we have started progressing under a single ownership now,” CEO Malla claimed, “We have already sorted out 90 percent of the problems of the college.”

He added that the college owes around Rs 20 million to various businessmen.

The college which saw zero admission some years ago has now started taking in 50 students from the current academic session.

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