Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Medicos return to work

June 01, 2006 11:34 IST

A day after medicos called off their anti-quota strike, resident doctors in medical colleges and state-run hospitals in Delhi on Thursday returned to work slowly bringing back on rail battered health services in the national capital.

OPD services, which were badly hit during the 20-day long strike, were reopened in all the five premier medical colleges, sources in various hospitals said.

Basic services in GB Pant, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Ram Manohar Lohia hospitals were also resumed.

Junior doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lady Hardinge Medical College, University College of Medical College and Vardhman Mahavir Medical College called off their anti-quota strike and resumed duties late last night.

The decision came in the wake of Supreme Court's order to call off their agitation, called to protest government proposal for introduction of 27 per cent OBC quota in elite educational institutions.

"We are returning to duty and things will get back to normal within 24 hours," Dr Vinod Patra, President of AIIMS Resident Doctors Association, said.

Though the doctors have returned to work, the turnout of patients is low, Dr Jitender Singhla of MAMC's RDA said.

© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 7

Sub: Medicos return to work

You did wrong. As Krishna would have suggested Arjun, a few casualties and inconvenience for a few thousand people are but a small price to ...

Posted by Seenu Subbu

Sub: Medicos return to work

Apparently quotas are the flavor of the hour, with a Cong flailing about for a straw in their self-made sea of failures. I had read ...

Posted by labrea

Sub: How to Avoid Quota for Future genration?

Hi all, One thing we can avoid future generation to does not fall in to quota issue. My opinion is All General category He/She Should ...

Posted by Dileep

Sub: How nice!

These so called doctors are not only rude and but do not work at the best of times.Of course, I am totally against reservations but ...

Posted by prabal

Sub: Medicos return to work

It is amazing that how a handful of doctors who don't have any social responsibility, who are insensitive towards the weak and the poor and ...

Posted by Prasanth.P.,Advocate.



Copyright 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.