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Quota: Govt gives 24-hr deadline

Notices have been issued to striking resident doctors to vacate hostels if they fail to return to work.

india Updated: May 21, 2006 15:54 IST

Amidst hectic efforts to end the medicos' stir, the government has issued notices to resident doctors to vacate hostels and warned senior faculty members who are supporting them.

"We have issued notices to agitating resident doctors to vacate hostels if they fail to return to work," Health Ministry officials said in New Delhi on Sunday.

The step was taken after government issued advertisements for recruiting resident doctors, interviews for which were likely to begin on Monday, they said.

"The new doctors will need hostels," the officials said.

They said the government was also planning to issue notices to senior faculty members who were aiding and abetting the agitation.

They claimed the AIIMS faculty was itself divided on the issue with some favouring quotas and others against it.

"Some of the faculty members have approached us for implementing the proposed OBC quota as soon as possible," they said.