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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

SCB docs at hunger strike

CUTTACK: Taking a cue from Anna Hazare, agitating doctors of SCB medical college and hospital have launched a hunger strike from Tuesday to increase the pressure on the state government to concede to their demands.

Sporting the Gandhi cap, at least four medicos were on hunger strike, the agitating junior doctors claiming they were left with no other option to put forth their demands more firmly before the state government.

"Since the last six days we are agitating and sitting on a dharna at the medical college campus. But the state government is not paying any heed to our demands. Finding no other way out to make our demands heard, we have resorted to the hunger strike," said Dr Satyanarayan Rao, member of a joint action committee.

The agitating junior doctors said a meeting of the joint action committee will be held on Tuesday where the future course action of the agitation will be decided. "Until and unless the state government agrees to take stringent action against Sisir Dandia, we will not call off the hunger strike. It will continue for an indefinite period," said N K Tripathy, an agitating doctor.

Meanwhile, health services at the hospital remained crippled due to the junior doctors' strike.


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