A DJ party hosted by B.J. Medical students at the Ahmedabad civil hospital campus during an annual event has drawn criticism, with the state Health Minister promising an investigation.
According to Dr. Kalpesh Shah, Dean of the Medical College, the DJ party on Wednesday night was part of the annual four-day college culfest in the college campus, which is part of the civil hospital.
The hospital is spread over 28 acres of land and comes under the silence zone. The event was not organised the previous two years due to the Covid pandemic, but this year, as the situation improved, the students union’s request was granted, and the fest was organised.
The annual event is going on for the last three days and will conclude on Friday night. “Till Thursday afternoon, not a single patient from the civil hospital or their relatives have complained about the annual culfest disturbing them or noise pollution giving them sleepless nights,” defended Dr. Shah.
The dean also stated after taking the due permission from the city police and the fire brigade, the event was organised and hence it did not violate any norms or regulations.
“I had heard about the event to be organised in the campus, then too I had warned the B J Medical college administration and suggested them not to organise it in the campus, yet the event was organised. It is painful, an inquiry will be conducted. How such events were allowed in silence zone,” said Rushikesh Patel, Health Minister.