'How can doctors go on strike?'

HYDERABAD: Chief Justice of the AP High Court, Madan B Lokur on Thursday wondered how the medical personnel could go on strike. Hearing a case relating to the medicos strike on Thursday,

Published: 17th February 2012 02:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:57 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Chief Justice of the AP High Court, Madan B Lokur on Thursday wondered how the medical personnel could go on strike.

Hearing a case relating to the medicos strike on Thursday, the chief justice said there was no guarantee that they would not take the same route in future

"Who will take responsibility? The present doctors will go and another batch arrive. This is not the first time that they went on strike. Nobody is bothered about the public," he remarked.

In response to the chief justice's observation, junior doctors' counsel Sriram replied that the strike was due to lack of governance by the medical department. Advocate General A Sudarshan Reddy said the strike had been called off and the doctors rejoined duties. Meanwhile, the division bench comprising chief justice Madan B Lokur and justice PV Sanjay Kumar adjourned the case while directing the respondents' counsel to put on record their side of the facts in two weeks time.

' Ensure Metro Corridor-III Has not Been Realigned’

Justice L Narasimha Reddy of the High Court on Thursday granted time to the state government till Feb 22 to file an affidavit and ensure there has not been a realignment of corridor-III of the Metro Rail project.

The decision came after senior counsel DV Sitaram Murthy appearing for traders pointed out to a statement attributed to the HMR director NVS Reddy that the Corridor-III alignment had been changed. With the advocate general A Sudershan Reddy denying veracity of the same, the judge directed the same be put on affidavit. He further directed authorities concerned to state the provisions of law and statute under which the proposed work was being carried out and how the HMR was compensating and rehabilitating those displaced due to the project.

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