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Call off strike, CPI-M to AIIMS docs

July 06, 2006 09:41 IST
Last Updated: July 06, 2006 16:28 IST

Describing the move for the removal of AIIMS Director P Venugopal as an unfortunate development, the Communist Party of India-Marxist on Thursday asked the doctors to call off their strike and the government to intervene and amicably settle the issue.

"The affairs in the institution have reached a stage where the governing body has adopted a resolution for the removal of the director. This is an unfortunate development, which does not bode well for the autonomy and the integrity of the AIIMS," the party politburo said in a statement.

Observing that the strike by doctors at AIIMS and other hospitals on the issue had put thousands of patients to hardship, the party asked the doctors to call off the strike, keeping in mind the difficulties faced by the people, and register their protest by other means.

"The politburo urges the government to intervene and amicably settle the issue," the CPI-M said.

However, it also pointed out that in recent past, the AIIMS had become the "centre for the anti-reservation movement" and "the attitude of the authority running the institute did not keep in mind the fact that reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs are a constitutional provision and that a central government institution in particular, has to conform to the Constitution".

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Number of User Comments: 14

Sub: aiims

this is too much for any citizen a quota doctor our health minister removing person who is indias best cardiologist

Posted by hemant

Sub: be fair

i request communists should introspect -1.when their party affliated unions, like banks, insurance, ports, railways, rtc's etc througout the country take out strike for days ...

Posted by mohanln


Many citizens and intelectuls r aware of the nuicense making by the politicians in the name of the cast,it is unfortunate that our country is ...

Posted by gkrishnam raju

Sub: Dr.Venugopal sacking

What the hell is going on here?A bloody minister sacks Director of a prestigious institute for no obvious reason.If he has a personal reason,I dont ...

Posted by ganga

Sub: Dr. Venugopal Vs Rama Dossa

The facts speak itself. Dr. Venugopal a dedicated professional served humanity for nearly half a century. Rama dossa tried hands at medical profession, but failed ...

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