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Medicos call for civil disobedience

People from various walks of life have been asked to go on a strike tomorrow.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 18:03 IST

With no breakthrough in resolving the quota issue coming, striking medicos have called for "civil disobedience" by professionals to be observed on Thursday noon.

"We are asking various groups such as traders, resident welfare associations, bank personnel and members of bar associations not to work on Thursday from 9 am to 12 noon," Dr Vinod Patro, president of AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association, said.

The move is being supported by the Delhi Medical Association and the Indian Medical Association.

The DMA would also organise a "dharna" at AIIMS on Thursday between 11 am and 5 am to support the medicos' agitation.

Patro said medicos were planning to organise a "Delhi Chalo" rally on May 28. Efforts were being made to garner support from all over the country for this rally.

The rally is likely to be organised from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar.

About the walk-in interviews in hospitals for appointment of resident doctors, he claimed no interviews were carried out in GTB and DDU hospitals while only three-four candidates appeared in interviews at Maulana Azad hospital.

First Published: May 24, 2006 12:07 IST