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AIIMS docs on fast over quota Bill

15 resident doctors are on hunger strike to protest the Bill's passage in the LS.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2006 12:57 IST

Fifteen resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences are on an indefinite hunger strike to protest the passage in Lok Sabha of the Bill providing 27 per cent reservation to OBCs in government-aided educational institutions.

"Fifteen doctors have gone on an indefinite hunger strike since on Thursday night to protest the passage of the quota bill," AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association spokesman Anil Sharma said.

However, he said the doctors would continue to attend duty and services at the AIIMS would not be affected.

"The Bill did not take into account the Veerappa Moily Committee report that had suggested implementation of reservation in a phased manner," Sharma said.

The resident doctors are holding a meeting on Friday evening to decide the future course of action.

First Published: Dec 15, 2006 08:07 IST