Medicos dejected as agitation loses fizz
MEDICOS OF the GSVM Medical college hold the general public responsible for their agitation losing fizz. Though the medicos are returning to college after vacations, most of them find themselves in a fix.india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 00:06 IST
MEDICOS OF the GSVM Medical college hold the general public responsible for their agitation losing fizz.
Though the medicos are returning to college after vacations, most of them find themselves in a fix.
Earlier, some medicos even got banners printed that were to be signed by the public.
Thousands of post cards were purchased to be circulated among people for anti-reservation messages and later these post cards were to be sent to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in New Delhi.
The medicos now blame the apathy of the public as the sole cause behind their defeat in the anti -quota protest.
A medico seeking anonymity said, “We purchased post cards after taking money from our parents but in the 18-day protest amid media glare, the public remained a mute spectator.” Those who were determined for an all out struggle against reservation are now dejected as all their efforts to mobilise support for the campaign were in vain.
However, some of the medicos are still optimistic about getting justice. A junior resident II, while talking to HT said, “Now all depends on the approach of the striking medicos elsewhere. If the students there continue their stir with the same zest then here we will get encouragement.”
Sources in the medical college said undergraduate students were coming back but despite efforts, they were not intensifying the anti-reservation strike. A medico who arrived at the medical college on Tuesday told HT, “It is not the defeat of students till the bill is passed by the Parliament after the signature of the President.
But yes, the apathy of people towards this sensitive issue reflects that people now only think about two square meals a day.”