AIIMS gets tough with doctors
The institute has issued termination letters to all agitating resident doctors.india Updated: May 18, 2006 15:42 IST
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences has issued termination letters en masse to its agitating resident doctors for going on a strike, paralysing functioning of the premier hospital.
The mass termination letter was issued at midnight on Wednesday night, which was received by the doctors residing in the hospital premises, while others were yet to receive official communication.
The Government had earlier warned of stern action against doctors going on strike.
Scores of resident doctors went on an indefinite strike on Sunday demanding a roll-back on the Government proposal to introduce 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in higher educational institutions.
Reacting to the midnight missive, the defiant Resident Doctors' Association suggested termination letters ought to be served against MPs who stalled Parliament on the slightest of issues.
Meanwhile, senior resident and RDA member Anil Sharma said the association welcomed Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee's proposal to meet the protestors.
He also claimed that the students were united in their demand for the rollback of the quota-hike proposal saying, "This is a protest against a policy matter. There is no division within students about this strike."
The agitating doctors were also joined on Thursday by students from two premier Delhi schools -- Modern School and Gyan Bharati School -- who have come here to extend their support to protestors.