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MP's junior docs join anti-reservation stir

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Bhopal, May 15 (UNI) Protesting against the proposal for reservation in higher-education institutions, Madhya Pradesh's junior doctors remained on strike today.

In the state capital, the agitators organised a rally and submitted a memorandum to Governor Balram Jakhar and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Health services took a body blow at several locations in Jabalpur, Indore and Gwalior as junior physicians affiliated to medical colleges and their students joined the protest.

''This afternoon, junior docs took out the rally from a certain medical college here. The protest witnessed participation by private hospitals' physicians and students,'' said Madhya Pradesh Junior Doctors' Association Chairman Hemant Verma.

The memorandum protested against the police assault on agitating doctors in Mumbai and urged reconsideration of reservation. A meeting, scheduled later today, would take a decision regarding continuing the agitation.

''Precautionary measures have been taken in view of the strike.

Every senior and junior doctor has been directed to compulsorily report for duty,'' said Dr S C Tiwari, who is superintendent of Hamidia Hospital, Bhopal's largest such government facility.

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