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AMU junior doctors go on strike

Press Trust of India  |  Aligarh (UP) 

Medical services in Aligarh and the surrounding districts were badly hit here today following a strike by junior doctors at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, the biggest medical facility of its kind in this region.

The strike call was given following an emergency meeting of the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) at the Medical College Hospital, AMU.

The junior doctors were protesting over the alleged manhandling and misbehaviour with their colleague on Wednesday.

The RDA has alleged that Dr Vikas was manhandled by a close associate of the newly elected President of the AMU Students' Union, Faizul Hasan. They were demanding Hasan's suspension.

A decision to extend a strike indefinitely would be taken later tonight, RDA spokesman said.

The anger of the students against Medical College doctors stems from the recent death of a University student who was suffering from dengue.

The students alleged that his death was due to negligence by the medical staff.

On September 25, Sabir Hussain, a final year engineering student from Ghazipur district, had died at the Medical College.

Later, a junior doctor and a nursing staff of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital were suspended by the Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor for their alleged negligence in treatment of the student.

The VC had also setup a three-member committee to probe the incident.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 14:07 IST