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Quota stir: Exodus from SGPGI

MEDICAL SERVICES at the Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Science (SGPGIMS) came to a grinding halt as the resident doctors at the institute joined the anti-reservation protest on Friday.

india Updated: May 20, 2006 01:23 IST

MEDICAL SERVICES at the Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Science (SGPGIMS) came to a grinding halt as the resident doctors at the institute joined the anti-reservation protest on Friday. The very first day of the indefinite strike triggered mass ‘forced’ exodus of patients, from different parts of north India, lodged at this super-specialty hospital.  This is probably for the first time in the history of the institute that such a large number of patients had to leave the hospital on a single day.

IMA strike today

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to observe a statewide strike on Saturday. While the OPS would be suspended, the emergency and indoor services would continue for the benefit of the patients, said Dr AM Khan, honorary secretary of IMA.

Besides, various like-minded people including university and degree college teachers, IIM students, businessmen too decided to jump on the anti-quota bandwagon.