LUCKNOW || The King George’s Medical University (KGMU) on Tuesday announced that it was doing away with its summer break, in view of the Novel Coronavirus crisis, that, like elsewhere, has also overwhelmed the state of Uttar Pradesh. In a statement, Ashutosh Kumar Dwivedi, the registrar of the varsity, said the decision was taken after the “KGMU Teachers Association made a request for the same”.
The faculty members were of the opinion that owing to the serious crisis faced by the state due to COVID-19, it was in the best interests of the patients and people of the state to cancel the summer vacations this year.
The vice-chancellor after due discussions with the senior faculty members okayed the request, thereby cancelling the summer vacations for this year, an official informed The News Agency.
KGMU summer break this year was scheduled from May 16 to July 15. In the public interest, the faculty would now work during the summer break as well. KGMU is at the forefront of the war against COVID-19 and is the testing facility for all suspected cases.