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JNIMS Imphal strike called off

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT


IMPHAL , April 26: The cease work strike launched by the doctors, nurses and others of J.N. Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal from April 21 was suspended from Sunday evening. They will report for duty from Monday morning. This was formally announced by a spokesperson of the striking doctors.

He said that the cease work strike had caused hardships to the people of lower income group. These poor patients cannot go to expesive private hospistals. He also said that the chief minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi had assured them that he will look into the demands. As a result the strike is suspended for three weeks. The striking doctors had demanded the removal of Dr M. Shyamo, the director in charge and better service conditions. They said that because of the faulty policy some of them were denied promotions. Chief minister is the chairman of the executive council of the medical college which is under the state government. Recently six seats of post graduate had been recognised by the Medical Council of India.

It may be recalled that during the strike the poor people were hit below the belt. Most of the patients from the wards had fled although the doctors said that they would continue treating them. The director in charge had also gone on long leave. He said that this was to give as free hand to the chief minister if he wanted to appoint a new director in charge.

Demoratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur had asked the doctors to call off the strike and adopt some other means since their campaign is against the poor sections of people. It was very much on the cards that the DESAM activists would not take lightly if the striking doctors continue it.

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