Doctors in Uttar Pradesh call off strike, judicial panel set up

‘We honour the High Court’s directions and withdraw our strike. We trust the court and hope its order will be followed in letter and spirit. We want fake cases of junior doctors in Kanpur should be withdrawn. We hope we won’t have to resort to agitation’, Kings George Medical University Junior Doctors Assocation President Aditya Patel told PTI.

Doctors in Kanpur withdrew their strike against the attack on their colleagues there, a day after the UP government clamped ESMA against the striking medicos and the Allahabad High Court stepped in to resolve the deadlock. Aarti Lal Chandani, IMA Kanpur head, said the strike has been called off and she has joined duty.

Reports from Gorakhpur said junior doctors there too have called off their strike, while in Jhansi the doctors are also set to end the agitation. Twenty four junior doctors, who were arrested in Kanpur in connection with the clash with police and supporters of a SP MLA, have been released and efforts would be made to convince them to return to work, Lal Chandani said.

Principal of the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College Naveen Kumar said normalcy would soon be restored in the College. The six-day strike, which hit medical services in several parts of the state, was called to protest the assault on the medicos at GSV Medical College by Kanpur police and supporters of SP LA Irfan Solanki following an altercation.
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