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Medical body pitches in for quota protestors

May 12, 2006 20:21 IST

Expressing solidarity with medical students in their anti-quota agitation, the Indian Medical Association on Friday asked resident doctors and faculty associations in hospitals in Delhi to go on a 24-hour strike with immediate effect and called a bandh on May 15.

Criticising the alleged use of force by Delhi police on protesting students, IMA president Sanjeev Malik claimed, "Already some of the doctors in various hospital have gone on strike and the rest will go on strike tomorrow."

Malik claimed the strike call was expected to affect the services very badly in premier government hospitals like AIIMS, LNJP and Safdarjung.

He said that during the May 15 bandh, besides the government hospitals, the doctors in private hospitals were also expected to participate. He said the IMA has also asked the private practitioners to participate in the Bandh.

He said if even after all these government refused to withdraw the proposed move to reserve seats for OBCs in elite educational institutes and central universities, then the Association will call a nation-wide bandh on May 25.

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Number of User Comments: 15

Sub: Kudos

Kudos to all the doctors who participate in the protest. The evils of reservation should go and equal opportunity should be provided atleast in life ...

Posted by subbu

Sub: hopeless government

i think in such a situation the supreme court or the president of india should intervene and resolve the issue.and ofcource the medical students are ...

Posted by shyam

Sub: Anaesthesiology

Reservation of any kind in premier tnstitutions including the medical institutions is rediculous. This has already demoralized the whole nation especially the young deserving aspirants. ...

Posted by Dr LD Mishra

Sub: Whay I differ on the reservation issue

For 1st poll: well people do not like reservation in educational institutions let's first calculate how many colleges in india are imparting quality education, all ...

Posted by npsingh

Sub: Why reservation? Why not improve primary education.

Can million\'s of people living in this country do anything about this serious issue? I dont understand why people sitting in high post, with high ...

Posted by Monica



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