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VIMSAR junior doctors end cease work

Press Trust of India  |  Sambalpur (Odisha) 

With the government asking A K Pujahari to go on leave, the junior doctors of Veer Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), ended their cease work and resumed duty on Saturday.

Prakash Mohapatra took over as the new in-charge of the institute.

The junior doctors were on a stir to press for their demands since November 17.

The cease work of the 240 junior doctors and 150 house surgeons of the institute impacted at the biggest of western

"Considering the greater interest of the patients who depend on VIMSAR for health services, we have decided to postpone the cease work. The house surgeons will also join their duty and the undergraduate students will attend the classes," of Junior Doctors Association, said.

The agitation made the government form a team to conduct a probe into allegations against Pujahari of indulging in unproven clinical practices for treating patients.

After the inquiry, the served a show-cause notice to the and sent him on leave on Friday.

Pujahari said he has been given three days to reply to the show-cause notice. "I will reply and if I fail to reply in the stipulated period, I may ask for some more time. I will abide by the direction of the government," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 22:50 IST