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PGI docs get back to work

RESIDENT DOCTORS of the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) resumed duties on Saturday morning after a weeklong anti-reservation strike.

india Updated: May 28, 2006 01:21 IST

RESIDENT DOCTORS of the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) resumed duties on Saturday morning after a weeklong anti-reservation strike.

Medical services at the institute began limping back to normal. Patients who were forcibly discharged or left on their own due to the strike, have started returning to the hospital.

A follow-up exercise on old patients began. New patients will start reaching the OPD from Monday. The OPD remains closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Twelve new kidney and heart patients and were registered at the Urology and Cardiology OPDs respectively.

Forty patients were admitted to the hospital on Saturday. Most of them had been forced to leave the hospital earlier due to the strike.

 

 

These patients either had been putting up at guesthouses near the SGPGIMS, or in nursing homes. They were waiting for the strike to be over.

The medical superintendent confirmed that resident doctors returned to duty from 8 am onwards on Saturday.

From Monday onwards, the OPDs will function in full swing. “Clearing up the backlog that has piled up due to the strike will be the main priority from Monday,” he said.

Hunger strike
MEMBERS OF the Forum of Indians Against Reservation (FIR) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-K) would go on indefinite hunger strike from May 29 in protest against OBC reservation. 

According to FIR members, students of Harcourt Butler technology Institute (HBTI) and the GSVM Medical College would also participate in the hunger strike.