Doctor's Agitation against Lathicharge Enters Fourth Day

Published: 04th March 2014 05:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2014 05:17 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

 Demanding FIRs against SSP Kanpur and Samajwadi Party MLA and release of their counterparts, junior doctors today continued their boycott affecting medical services in Uttar Pradeshn for the fourth day.

At King George's Medical university, the agitating junior doctors locked the OPD to protest the alleged atrocities on their counterparts in Kanpur on Feb 28 and sat on the dharna at the university gate.

"The junior doctors are boycotting their duties to register their protest. We are holding a meeting later in the day to discuss the matter", KGMU, Medical Superintendent, SN Shankhwar told PTI.

Due to the doctors' agitation, patients had to suffer those coming from far flung places for treatment had to return.

The junior doctors are demanding FIRs against SSP Kanpur, Yashashwi Yadav and SP MLA Irfan Solanki and immediate release of 24 junior doctors arrested by the police in Kanpur.

The situation was reported to be worse in Gorakhpur, where private doctors on call of IMA local unit also joined the stir and closed down private nursing homes.

The medical services remain paralysed in the medical college, Gorkahpur following the protest of junior doctors, who are adamant on their demand.

"We have given a call for closure of private hospitals today to support the junior doctors. If the demands are not met we can resort to indefinite closure", IMA, Gorakhpur unit president BN Gupta said.

Doctors in Allahabad and Varanasi were also reported to be protesting agaisnt the issue.

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