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Uttar Pradesh doctors call off stir after meeting top leaders

Thursday, 6 March 2014 - 10:57am IST | Place: DNA web desk | Agency: DNA web desk
Doctors in Uttar Pradesh called off their strike Thursday morning, a day after the Allahabad High Court directed the striking doctors to return to work. They met Mulayam Singh Yadav and called off their strike.
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Doctors in Uttar Pradesh called off their strike Thursday morning, a day after the Allahabad High Court directed the striking doctors to return to work. They met Mulayam Singh Yadav and called off their strike. 

The doctors decided to withdraw their stir after a delegation led by Devendra Lal Chandani, chairman of the action committee of the Indian Medical Association, met Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in Lucknow late Wednesday.

Allahabad high court had asked the doctors to call off their strike on Tuesday.

These doctors were agitating against the treatment handed out to colleagues at GSVM Medical College, Kanpur.

Faculty members of some colleges had joined the strike, too. In Kanpur alone, more than 8,000 patients were affected due to non-availability of medical services.

Trouble started after a clash between supporters of SP MLA Irfan Solanki and junior doctors of GSV Medical College, Kanpur, over a petty dispute and subsequent cane-charging by the police.

Over two dozen junior doctors were also booked but later released on bail. Though chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has assured to probe the matter, striking junior doctors are demanding the withdrawal of cases against those arrested and action against Kanpur police chief and SP MLA.

 

(With inputs from agencies)

 




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