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Medicos resume duties in Punjab, Haryana

Around 1000 residents re-joined duties after Association of Resident Doctors of PGIMER decided to call off their strike.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 12:24 IST

Anti-quota doctors across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Thursday resumed duties ending their 20-day long strike in the wake of Supreme Court's order to call off their agitation.

Services in hospitals were limping back to normalcy as the doctors, who were on a strike to protest the OBC quota proposal in elite educational institutions, were reporting to work.

Doctors of Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), PGI Rohtak, Rajindera Hospital Patiala, Dayanand Medical College Ludhiana and CMC Ludhiana resumed work on Thursday, sources at the hospitals said.

Around 1000 residents re-joined duties after the Association of Resident Doctors of PGIMER decided to call off their strike, Subh Mohan Singh of Youth for Equality said.

He said even if they were calling of their strike, they will continue with the movement.

Over 300 residents of the GMCH were back at work, Dr Kashmiri Lal of the hospital said. He said that the "next course of action" would be decided after a meeting with students of Punjab Engineering College (PEC) in Chandigarh soon.