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Medicos paint protest slogans on faces

ANTI-RESERVATIONIST MEDICOS of Gandhi Medical College (GMC), Bhopal today painted their faces with slogans opposing reservation.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 15:10 IST

ANTI-RESERVATIONIST MEDICOS of Gandhi Medical College (GMC), Bhopal today painted their faces with slogans opposing reservation.

Junior doctors and medical students gathered at the college campus in the morning and raised slogans against reservation and Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh. The medicos even got slogans written on their faces.

Later, the protestors carried out a postcard campaign and signature drive. The postcards signed by all those opposing reservation will be collected and sent to New Delhi.

Anti-reservationists went around several parts of the City in a jeep in the evening to garner support from the general public and create awareness about the issue.

Meanwhile, the strike by junior doctors entered its 16th day today and services at the Hamidia hospital remained affected. Several hapless patients were seen inside the hospital looking for doctors.

Although, consultants and pro-reservation junior doctors are performing duties yet the staff strength is almost half and services have taken a beating ever since the strike began.


Call for bandh today
JUNIOR DOCTORS and medical students opposing reservation have given a bandh call for May 31 urging all medical services to remain closed on the day in protest of the proposed reservation.

“We have asked all medical practitioners to shut down their OPDs besides a complete closure of all medical services on the day,” GMC JDA President Dr Manish Rawat said.

A meeting has also been organised at the GMC in which renowned personalities and intellectuals opposing reservation have been invited to speak.

Poet Bashir Badr, some retired bureaucrats and social activists have been invited as special guests at the meeting, Dr Rawat informed.