Protesting medicos abide by SC, decide to end stir
On Tuesday night, police reportedly tore down four of the six tents erected by resident docs at central lawns of AIIMS.india Updated: May 31, 2006 10:38 IST
Medicos across the Capital, protesting against the proposed 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in institutes of higher learning, are to call off their indefinite strike on Wednesday evening.
"We will go to the Supreme Court at 10.00 am and put forward our charter of demands. Respecting the honourable court's order, in our general body meeting, we have decided to call off our strike on Wednesday evening," said Binod Patra, President, Resident Doctor's Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
"Looking at the Delhi Medical Association's call, we will be on strike till evening," Patra said.
On Tuesday night, police reportedly tore down four of the six tents erected by resident doctors to run parallel Out Patients Departments (OPDs) at the central lawns of AIIMS.
Hundreds of resident doctors, interns and students of five medical colleges in Delhi were on an indefinite strike since May 12 to protest against the governments plan to reserve 27 percent seats for OBCs in institutes of higher learning.
Responding to the Delhi Medical Association's call, almost all the OPDs of government and private hospitals in the capital will be shut as an expression of resentment against the government decision.