Day after student’s death, Gangtok college agrees to start dispensary – EastMojo

Gangtok: Following the death of second semester B.Com. student on June 28 at Nar Bahadur Bhandari Government College in Tadong due to what is now believed to be ’emphysema’ or shortness of breath, the college has agreed to start a dispensary.

Sam Tshering Lepcha from Dentam, West Sikkim, was on his way to the class, passing along one of the corridors in the college premises. He complained of nausea and immediately fainted. He had friends with him at that time, who tried to provide medical assistance.

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Agitated college students had said had there been a doctor or an ambulance in the college, the 20-year-old student could have been saved.

The official autopsy report is yet to be declared by Central Referral Hospital, where the B.Com student was rushed yesterday and declared brought dead.

On Wednesday, students of the Gangtok college assembled to protest and demanded a dispensary for the students inside the college and an apology from the college administration.

“The college administration took the decision very carelessly despite the emergency. Our friend had fainted and the administration was not ready as to whose vehicle to use to take him to the

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