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Physiotherapy students stage protest at azad maidan

More than 160 undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the four state government medical colleges staged a protest rally at Azad Maidan on Wednesday demanding clarity in recruitment and promotion rules and the retirement age policy.

mumbai Updated: Aug 04, 2011 00:44 IST
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More than 160 undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the four state government medical colleges staged a protest rally at Azad Maidan on Wednesday demanding clarity in recruitment and promotion rules and the retirement age policy.

Despite physiotherapy and occupational therapy students now graduating with a degree instead of a diploma, the recruitment rules in government hospitals have not been upgraded, said Dr Vidya Depgunde, general secretary, Maharashtra Association of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

The students are also demanding that post-graduate students at Government Medical College, Nagpur, be paid a stipend for working as therapists in government hospitals.