Setback to Medical Strike – AIIMS & MAMC Doctors to Resume Work

by Medindia Content Team on  May 31, 2006 at 9:32 PM Indian Health News
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Setback to Medical Strike – AIIMS & MAMC Doctors to Resume Work
New Delhi. Resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) & of Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) have today called-off strike and decided to resume duties from tomorrow to avert a direct confrontation with the Supreme Court.

They, however, will continue to support the anti-quota agitation waged by medicos against the government proposal to introduce 27 per cent reservation to OBCs in elite educational institutions.

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Sources said this decision was taken during a General Body Meeting of AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association, hours after the apex court ordered medicos to return to work immediately.

They said the GBM felt that the Supreme Court has left them with no option but to resume duties from tomorrow. PTI

Resident doctors of Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) have also decided to resume work from tomorrow.

This decision was taken during a meeting of resident doctors of the college, sources said.

Meanwhile the Health Ministry has hardened its stand and is ready with termination notices to the striking medicos if they do not return to work by 9 AM tomorrow .

"We are hopeful that they will call off their strike by tonight and in the eventuality they did not join duty, tomorrow 9 AM we are sending termination notices", Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss told reporters here.

The termination format was ready and the government had already given them notice, he said.

Ramadoss, who visited AIIMS, Safdarjung and Ram Manohar Lohia Hospitals here earlier in the day, however, said the feeling was the doctors would withdraw their strike today and most of them were turning back to work.

While in AIIMS all the strikers wanted to resume work, Resident Doctors in Safdarjung Hospital have disassociated from the strike. In RML 60 per cent of doctors have come back, he said.

He said simultaneously the government was planning to recruit retired doctors for a period of one year and extendable for another one year.

"We will be requiring faculty for the new six AIIMS institutions. We hope to recruit nearly 2,000 retired doctors for these six institutions", he said


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SC's intervention in the case has provided some relief and its order to the striking doctors has also made things go to normal for sometime. But this wouldn't stay for long. If the govt. doesn't withdraw its bill of reservation. Then they will see the real power of student's community. Students are the bright future of our country and when their power is challenged they will also show the govt. what they can do and shake this very future if govt. tries to challenge students. SC can only maintain things calm for a certain time-period. But after that when student's patience will break politicians would be able to find even a decent place to hide to save themselves from the anger of the students, then what they will do with their vote bank, which they are trying to fill now. But ultimately this reservation bill will be withdrawn or only god knows what will happen after that if it is not done so.


Now whats next?. Do you think court will make right stand? Who will win democracy or politics? Seeing at todays INDIA i think politics will win. I think we will have to go away as our country (INDIA) does not needs us any more. Do you think we should vote OBC guys next time in election? Either way voting for others does not help as none of the political leaders have their eyes open all have their 2 pockets open one for Money and other for votes. Were english rulers bad then this? Isnt our condition worst then old days.Now even we dont know whom to fight against.

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