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Govt threatens action against striking docs

Notices to individual doctors have already been served asking them to resume duties or else face action.

india Updated: May 17, 2006 23:10 IST

With medicos' continuing their agitation, the Centre on Wednesday threatened action against the striking resident doctors.

Notices to individual doctors have already been served asking them to resume duties or else face action as per the service rules, according to the Health Ministry officials.

"Doctors are not supposed to go on strike as it violates the previous court orders," they said.

"Except one or two doctors, nobody has joined back duties," Dr Subrato Mandal, vice-president of the AIIMS' Resident Doctors Association said.

The AIIMS' RDA is spearheading the doctors' agitation against the proposed quota for other backward classes in the institutes of higher learning, crippling health services.

RDA said that doctors would not end their strike unless government withdraws the controversial proposal.

Only fifteen resident doctors of a total of more than 1000 in AIIMS have reported back on duty.

However, health services across the state continued to be hit on Wednesday as a majority of residents in the state-run hospitals are still on strike.