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April 14, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Gujarat stir off

The agitation which claimed 42 lives and, at one stage, threatened to engulf the state in a class war was withdrawn after a fresh bout of negotiations between the government and junior doctors at Gandhinagar.

By: Editorial |
April 14, 2021 3:51:28 am
The Gujarat Junior Doctors’ Association President Dr Vaishnav admitted at a press conference that it was not possible to continue the agitation because of certain circumstances, including rift amongst medicos.

Junior doctors and medical students in Gujarat “unconditionally” called off their 102-day agitation for the abolition of reservations in post-graduate courses in five medical colleges. The agitation which claimed 42 lives and, at one stage, threatened to engulf the state in a class war was withdrawn after a fresh bout of negotiations between the government and junior doctors at Gandhinagar. The Gujarat Junior Doctors’ Association President Dr Vaishnav admitted at a press conference that it was not possible to continue the agitation because of certain circumstances, including rift amongst medicos. The doctors did not press for their formula of allowing choice of specialties to only those who pass their MBBS with 55 per cent marks.

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