Interns, JRs strike work at GSVM

After another short round of strike late on Monday night, the emergency and put-patient department (OPD) services atGaneshShankarVidyarthi Memorial Medical College (GSVM) normalized on Tuesday morning. The GSVM authorities reportedly forced the interns and junior doctors to call off their strike by giving them references of their results and public support.

After boycotting emergency services late on Sunday night and forcibly closing the OPD on Monday morning, the interns and JRs of GSVM Medical College again struck work at around 9.30 pm on Monday. This time the strike was short and was called off around 3 am on Tuesday after the intervention of senior GSVM authorities who reportedly pointed out to the interns threat to their career and public outcry.

According to sources, the interns who were back to work on Monday afternoon, got irked by the presence of a huge posse of police on the LLR and GSVM campus. The students said it was done to pressurize them and struck work in the night.

After the strike which started around 9.30 pm on Monday night, the students refused to admit three critically ill patients who were brought to the Emergency. The Emergency Medical officer (EMO) informed Dr Navneet Kumar, Principal and dean of GSVM about the incident.

The principal acted tough and ordered normalizing of the Emergency services.

Students claimed that the GSVM authorities raised the issue of results to pressurize them. The dean also reportedly told the students that they will lose public support if the strike continued. After a long talk between the authorities and the students, the latter agreed to call off the strike around 3 am. The OPD at LLR also commenced smoothly on Tuesday morning.

With an aim to supporting their colleagues protesting on the issue of UPPGMEE in Lucknow, the interns and PG students of GSVM boycotted medical services here on Monday. They forcibly closed the OPD while the emergency services were also crippled for more than three hours late on Sunday night.

The students were demanding cancellation of UPPGMEE on the grounds that they had already taken the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

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