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Anti-reservation stir intensifies in MP

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Bhopal, May 16 (UNI) The anti-reservation stir intensified in Madhya Pradesh today as medical students and junior doctors struck work disrupting services at government hospitals.

In the state capital, medical services at the government-run Hamidia hospital took a body blow as junior doctors of the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College continued their strike for the second day today.

MP Junior Doctors' Association secretary Piyush Vyas told UNI that besides Bhopal and Indore, medicos in private medical colleges in Ujjain and Rewa had joined the strike.

However, junior doctors had started a parallel OPD for patients.

Junior doctors will also shave their heads to express their anguish over the proposed reservation in centrally-funded educational institutions.

''We will not let the reservation policy succeed at any cost,'' Dr Vyas said.

He said they were receiving overwhelming support from students of private medical and engineering colleges.

The students will take out a torch rally this evening.

Dr Vyas said the striking junior doctors had met Governor Balram Jakhar today and submitted a memorandum before him. The Governor assured them that the memorandum will be forwarded to the Prime Minister.

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