Medical university doctors on collision path with up govt

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Lucknow, Apr 11 (UNI) The doctors of Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMU) have come face-to-face with the Uttar Pradesh administration, threatening to go on strike if action against them for doing private practice was not stopped.

The medicos have demanded unconditional apology from the Commissioner of Lucknow Division Vijay Shankar Pandey, on whose orders the raids were conducted on the residential premises of medical college doctors.

Dr Naeem, the General Secretary of medical university doctors association, told UNI that they would proceed on indefinite strike, if the apology from the Commissioner did not come forth.

He said the doctors were especially peeved at the manner in which the raids were conducted on their premises along with a posse of police force.

In fact, the raids were conducted for the last two days in the Uttar Pradesh capital to verify the list of private practicing doctors prepared by the Local Intelligence Unit (LIU).

The CSMU doctors remained on mass leave today and threatened to proceed further, if their alleged victimisation was not stopped immediately.

The General Body Meeting of the Medical College doctors association would meet here this evening to decide the future course of action.

The problems for medical college faculties had arisen, when the state government had come down heavily on them against private practice, asking LIU to prepare a list of such doctors.

According to official sources, the list of 31 medicos was prepared and being verified by the district administration.

District Magistrate Chandrabhanu, when contacted, told UNI that these did not fall in the category of raids, but were only the excercise to verify the LIU lit.

The decision for verification was taken at a high-level committee headed by the Lucknow's Divisional Commisioner, he added.

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