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Junior doctors begin strike over reservation issue

Written by: Staff
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Bhopal, May 15 (UNI) The junior doctors of the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College today began an indefinite strike to oppose the proposed reservation in higher educational institutions.

Madhya Pradesh Junior Doctor Association secretary Piyush Vyas told UNI that around 150 junior doctors from the college had started an indefinite strike, while junior doctors of the Jabalpur and Indore medical colleges were expected to join the strike by evening.

The strike was also supported by students of private medical and dental college in the state capital.

Medical services at the Hamidia government hospital, attached to the college, was likely to be affected. However, hospital superintendent S C Tiwari said precautionary steps had been taken in view of the strike.

Dr Tiwari said senior and junior doctors of the hospital had been asked to be present on duty compulsorily. Special attention was being given to ensure that emergency services were not affected.

Meanwhile, Dr Vyas said a rally will be taken out from the hospital premises to the Rajbhawan and the Chief Minister's residence. Later, a memorandum will be submitted to senior doctors.

UNI SD-PS PA DS1217

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