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Chandigarh PGI doctors hold protest against long-pending issues

The decision to organise the protest was taken in the general body meeting, of the PGI faculty association on Wednesday.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: October 9, 2015 9:22:17 am
pgimer, pgimer strike, chandigarh pgimer, chandigarh pgi, pgi strike, chandigarh news, india news Doctors of PGIMER protesting in front of Director office on Thursday, October 08 2015. Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh

More than 50 doctors from the PGI faculty association on Thursday held a protest demonstration against the engineering department of the hospital for not resolving their long pending demands.

The silent protest continued for about half-an-hour outside the director’s office and ended peacefully.

Holding placards, the agitating doctors threatened that they would intensify their agitation and continue the protests on a daily basis till their demands are met. The doctors said they would boycott the Institute’s Research Day function that is to be held later this month.

The decision to organise the protest was taken in the general body meeting, of the PGI faculty association on Wednesday.

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The doctors said the PGI director had earlier called the president and secretary for the meeting in which the director conveyed to the association that the protest is “uncalled for and the engineering department is doing their best to resolve all the issues”.

A statement issued by the association said that the association representatives conveyed the message to the assembled faculty members and executive council unanimously rejected the proposal and decided to continue and intensify its agitation.

Representatives of Association of Resident Doctors were also present during the protest. “We are also facing similar pathetic attitude of engineering department in the hostels and OPD,” said Dr. Pulkit Rastogi, President of Association of Resident Doctors

The PGI faculty association on Wednesday had said that they will serve an ultimatum to the PGI administration stating that there should be “accountability in the engineering department and the Professor In charge and Superintendent Hospital Engineer of the engineering department should accept their moral responsibility for the lack of execution of the important issues”.

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