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MAYHEM ON NAUCHANDI EXP

INCENSED WITH the beating of doctors inside Nauchandai Express, junior doctors at the King George?s Medical University on Monday morning took out a protest march and paralysed medical services on the campus.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2006 01:50 IST

INCENSED WITH the beating of doctors inside Nauchandai Express, junior doctors at the King George’s Medical University on Monday morning took out a protest march and paralysed medical services on the campus.

An emergency meeting of Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) has been called with the KGMU Teachers Association on Tuesday, after which a decision to close down the emergency services would be taken.

“We do not want to strike in the patients’ interest, so we have postponed our strike till tomorrow. However, if the government does not pays attention to our demands of impending action on the guilty, we shall go on complete strike,” said RDA president Dr Devashish Shukla.

Doctors gathered at the main gate of the varsity in the morning and took out the march to reach the chief minister’s residence. However, they were checked in front of the Scientific Convention Centre by the Chowk police.

For half an hour, traffic was suspended on the Shahmina Road, as doctors sat on both sides protesting the incident. They demanded that they should be allowed to take out the march, while the cops said they needed prior permission to do so.

Senior Superintendent of Police and district magistrate then came to the scene and took the memorandum from the agitating students.

Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association (Lucknow branch) has condemned the incident and demanded the state administartion to ensure a rapid inquiry in to the matter.

IMA honorary secretary Shraddha Singh said, “the incident by unscrupulous elements needs fact finding so that future incidents are curbed.”

“The incident has also brought to fore the status of security of passengers. The government needs to take cognisance where students were put to brutal assault by law keepers,” said Dr GP Kaushal.

First Published: Jan 17, 2006 01:50 IST