Akhilesh calls for calm as 300 doctors resign

300 doctors resign in UP
Kanpur, Mar 4: Nearly 300 teachers of GSV Medical College in Kanpur resigned on Monday in the wake of a massive protest by junior doctors against the arrest of their colleagues, paralysing medical services in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has appealed to them to call off the strike.

"The CCTV footage of whatever happened in the medical college is available and will be probed. Officers have been asked to conduct a probe, meet representatives of both the sides and take action against those who were on the wrong side," Yadav told reporters in Lucknow.

Medical services continued to be disrupted for the fourth consecutive day with the medical college as well as private doctors across the state joining the protest in demanding the release of 24 junior doctors of GSV Medical College and action against Kanpur SSP Yashashwi Yadav and Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki.

Nearly 300 doctor teachers of the college gave their resignation to Director, Medical Education K.K. Gupta on Monday to protest against the "barbaric police action" on 24 junior doctors and their subsequent arrest.

Aarti Lal Chandani, IMA Kanpur unit chief and Head of Medicine Department of GSV medical college, said the agitating doctors have also written to the Prime Minister and the President apprising them about the police action and sought their intervention into the matter.

Kanpur police SP (West) Gaurav Singh said all 24 junior doctors, allegedly involved in stone pelting, were arrested yesterday. He said police teams have been deployed around the medical college to avoid any untoward incident.

In Lucknow's King George's Medical University (KGMU), agitating junior doctors locked the OPD to protest the incident. Junior doctors at Aligarh's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College also went on strike.

The Kanpur doctors were joined in their protest by junior doctors from hospitals under Aligarh Muslim University and Banaras Hindu University.


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