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Quota: Medicos might take decision after rally

The agitating doctors and students from various hospitals in the city met Union Health Secretary PK Hota.

india Updated: May 27, 2006 13:29 IST

Striking medicos protesting against OBC quota in elite educational institutions are likely to announce a decision on whether they will call off their agitation after a mega rally in New Delhi on Saturday evening.

"We may announce the decision after the rally," Dr Vinod Patro, President of the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association said.

The agitating doctors and students from various hospitals in the city met Union Health Secretary PK Hota at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Friday night.

Asked on whether he expected a positive outcome today, Hota said, "we are hopeful".

Meanwhile, health services remained affected due the two-week-long agitation with only emergency services functioning efficiently.

A doctor in LNJP Hospital said that only skeletal services were running with no new patients being admitted.

In RML hospital, Dr NK Chaturvedi, Medical Superintendent said "Yesterday there were 2,000 patients visiting our OPD but limited operations are being carried out. 64 of the 131 senior resident doctors are absent and 82 of the 164 junior residents are absent."

First Published: May 27, 2006 13:29 IST