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Ahmedabad hospitals, clinics to remain closed

Doctors and medical students participated in an anti-reservation rally in Ahmedabad as the agitation entered its 16th day.

india Updated: May 30, 2006 15:47 IST

Hundreds of doctors and medical students participated in an anti-reservation rally in Ahmedabad as the agitation in the state entered the 16th day, while 5000 private clinics and hospitals have called for a bandh on Tuesday.

Protestors carrying banners and placards took out a rally on Ashram Road and shouted slogans against HRD Minister Arjun Singh and the UPA government to protest the government's proposed reservation policy.

The rally was organised under the banner of the Ahmedabad Medical Association.

Meanwhile, around 5000 private clinics and hospitals in the city have called for a 'medical bandh' on Tuesday to extend support to the striking medicos.

Ahmedabad Dental Association has also extended support to the bandh.

The twenty-six students of BJ Medical College are also continuing with their strike. Around 6000 medical students from different medical colleges in Jamnagar, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and other cities are protesting against the reservation policy.