Tribune News Service
Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) held a free medical camp for the daily contract workers on the university campus on Friday.
More than 250 workers and their families were treated at the medical camp, which was put up with the help of doctors and research scholars from the Center for Social Medicine and Community Health. Four workers were referred to AIIMS.
“Through this camp JNUSU is striving to ensure rights and facilities, so far denied to large number of daily wage workers,” said Sandeep, president, JNUSU. According to the doctors, most of the diseases were work related skin problems. Chest and breathing problems were also noticed.
“The medical camp was held as part of countrywide efforts to ensure the release of people’s doctor and PUCL vice-president Binayak Sen’s release,” said Sandeep, president, JNUSU. “Binayak Sen is presently incarcerated and was earlier a part of the faculty of the CSMCH.”
Binayak was arrested from Chhattisgarh on May14, 2007 under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
“JNUSU plans to continue with the efforts and do follow up camps in next week, once the medicines are organised,” said Sandeep.