This Article is From Mar 04, 2014

Kanpur: 300 medical college teachers resign

Kanpur/Lucknow: Nearly 300 teachers of a medical college in Kanpur resigned today in the wake of agitation by junior doctors against the arrest of their colleagues paralysing medical services in Uttar Pradesh, even as Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav appealed to them to call off the strike.

"The CCTV footage of whatever happened in Kanpur is available and will be probed. Officers have been asked to conduct a probe, meet representatives of both the sides and take action against those who were on the wrong side," Yadav told reporters in Lucknow.

"The government in of the view that strike should end. It is my appeal to doctors that keeping aside their dispute they should execute their responsibilities and save human lives," the Chief Minister said, assuring justice would be done.

Medical services continued to be disrupted for the fourth consecutive day with medical college as well as private doctors across the state joining the stir demanding release of 24 junior doctors of GSV Medical College and action against SSP, Kanpur Yashashwi Yadav and Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki.

Nearly 300 doctor teachers of the medical college gave their resignation to Director, Medical Education K K Gupta to protest against "barbaric" police action on 24 junior doctors and their subsequent arrest, said Aarti Lal Chandani, IMA Kanpur unit chief and Head of Medicine Department of GSV medical college.

The agitating doctors have also written to the Prime Minister and the President apprising them about the police action and sought their intervention into the matter.

Kanpur police SP (West) Gaurav Singh said all 24 junior doctors, allegedly involved in stone pelting, were arrested yesterday. He said police has been deployed around the medical college to avoid any untoward incident.

In Lucknow's King George's Medical university, agitating junior doctors locked the OPD to protest the incident and sat on a dharna at the university gate.

Taking note of the situation, KGMU authorities have cancelled leave of senior faculty members to ensure treatment to the patients.

In Aligarh, junior doctors at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) also went on strike.

President of the Resident Doctors Association Mohammad Ahsanullah told reporters the strike would continue till Solanki was arrested.

Medical services remained paralysed at Sir Sunderlal Hospital, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi.

"All medical facilities of the hospital will remain closed from today onward indefinitely," said Kartik Goel, President Resident Doctors Assocation, BHU.