Ahmedabad, Jun 9 (IANS) A DJ party held at the campus of Ahmedabad Civil Hospital by BJ medical students in an annual event has come under fire, the health minister of the State conducting an investigation.
The DJ party on Wednesday night was part of the university’s annual four-day culfest on the university’s campus, which is part of the civil hospital, said Dr. Kalpesh Shah, dean of the medical school.
The hospital is spread over 28 acres of land and comes under the quiet zone. For two years, the event has not been organized due to the Covid pandemic, but this year, the situation normalizing, the request of the student union was accepted and the party was authorized.
The annual event has been running for three days and will end on Friday evening. “Until Thursday afternoon, not a single patient in the civil hospital or their relatives had complained about the annual culfest disturbing them or the noise pollution causing them sleepless nights,” defended Dr Shah.
The dean also said that after obtaining permission from the city police and fire department, the event was organized and therefore did not violate any standards or regulations.
“I had heard about the event to be held on campus, then I also notified the administration of BJ Medical College and suggested that they not hold it on campus, but the event was organized. It’s painful, an investigation will be conducted. How such events were allowed in the zone of silence,” said Rushikesh Patel, Minister of Health.
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