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UP doctors call off strike
Lucknow, March 6: Doctors in Uttar Pradesh, who had been agitating for the past five days, has finally called it off after meeting Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

The strike began after a clash between supporters of SP MLA Irfan Solanki and junior doctors of GSV Medical College, Kanpur. The doctors were accused of manhandling the MLA and many junior doctors were booked.

Strike began after a clash between supporters of SP MLA Irfan Solanki and docs

 

Faculty members of some colleges had also joined the strike. Reportedly, more than 8,000 patients were affected due to non-availability of medical services in Kanpur. Reportedly, 8 patients died on Monday due to inavailablity of medical services.

Though chief minister Akhilesh Yadav tried to pacify the doctors, they demanded that the cases against them be withdrawn. The doctors also demanded action against Kanpur police chief and SP MLA.

Allahabad high court had asked the doctors to call off their strike on Tuesday.The court on Wednesday ordered a judicial probe and directed the UP government to transfer SSP, Kanpur, Yashaswi Yadav, and other officials involved in the February 28 incident.

Taking suo motu cognisance, the Lucknow bench comprising justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Devendra Kumar Upadhaya clarified that the order of transfer is only to resolve the situation and should not be taken as a "stigma" on the officials, while requesting the doctors to resume their duties immediately.

As the court assembled this morning, it directed that the matter be registered as a PIL and sought replies from principal secretary medical/health, SGPGI administrator and others by March 10, the next date of hearing.

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