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Patients will not suffer: Medicos

STRIKING MEDICOS of the GSVM Medical College on Sunday vowed that they would not let any critical patient suffer for want of treatment at all the six hospitals of the GSVM Medical College.

india Updated: May 22, 2006 01:08 IST

STRIKING MEDICOS of the GSVM Medical College on Sunday vowed that they would not let any critical patient suffer for want of treatment at all the six hospitals of the GSVM Medical College.

They decided this in a meeting that took place in the premises of the medical college between the striking medicos and a group of students of Indian Institute of Technology in the evening on Sunday.

IITians and Medicos have evolved a joint strategy to intensify the strike but not at the cost of patients. Students of IIT-K, after conducting a late night meeting on Saturday in the IIT premises, which was attended by nearly 300 students, have resolved to extend their full support and co-operation to striking medicos in their battle against reservation.

In a couple of days IITians and medicos of the GSVM college would take out a joint procession in the city in an effort to mobilise general public in their support.
Several students of these two premiere institutes have appealed to all parents and students who are preparing for the Joint Entrance Examination and Medical entrance examination.

In an appeal to general public a student of IIT-K said, “We request all parents and guardians whose children are preparing for IIT and medical exam to come out in our support as future of their kids is nebulous due to the existing reservation policy of the government.”

Besides, after a prolonged enigmatic silence over the anti-reservation protest, a top office bearer of the Provincial Medical Health Services (PMHS), city wing, though on condition of anonymity said, “PMHS officials are with the striking medicos and soon after an informal meeting we would declare our strategy.”Meanwhile, work at six hospitals of GSVM Medical College remained crippled due to anti-reservation strike by the medicos here on Sunday.
However, alternative arrangements at UHM and Dufferin hospitals have been made to accommodate maximum number of patients coming from distant areas for treatment.

At UHM hospital ,some extra beds have been arranged in the ward No 2 and 3 and some additional vaccines have been stored in the hospital, said Dr AK Srivastava, Director of UHM Hospital. 

Meanwhile, the striking medicos at the GSVM College appeared annoyed with their counterparts at the King George Medical University in Lucknow who are keeping away from the strike.