Resident doctors in Rajasthan on strike today

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Jaipur, May 16 (UNI) Residents doctors here today are on strike protesting the proposed 27 per cent reservation in higher educational institutions and police lathi charge on doctors in Mumbai and Delhi.

Resident Doctors Association secretary Rakesh Siwasiya informed UNI that doctors in state's biggest hospital and medical college, Sawai Mansingh Hospital, are on token strike today although some of them attended to some patients.

He said the association has handed over a memorandum to hospital's principal Dr Ashok Pangaria and superintendent Dr S.P. Srivastav, enumerating their demands.

Meanwhile, the agitation has had a cascading effect in all major cities of the state. Medical students in Ajmer, Bikaner, Udaipur are protesting against the reservations.

During the protests, students have been shouting slogans against Union Human Resources Minister Arjun Singh.

Many medical students in Bikaner wore black bands to show their displeasure and protest against the reservation move.

Students of Udaipur's Rabindranath Tagore Medical college are boycotting their classes from April 24 they will take out a rally tomorrow.

Even medical students in Ajmer are boycotting classes and resident doctors are wearing black bands protesting the proposed reservation move.


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