Tuesday, May 30, 2006


5000 clinics in Ahmedabad shut today

Ahmedabad: Hundreds of doctors and medical students participated in an anti-reservation rally here as the agitation in the state entered the 16th day, while 5000 private clinics and hospitals have called for a bandh today.

Protestors carrying banners and placards took out a rally on Ashram Road and shouted slogans against HRD minister Arjun Singh and the UPA Government to protest the government's proposed reservation policy. The rally was organised under the banner of the Ahmedabad Medical Association.

Meanwhile, around 5000 private clinics and hospitals in the city have called for a 'medical bandh' today to extend support to the striking medicos. Ahmedabad Dental Association has also extended support to the bandh.
The 26 students of B J Medical College are also continuing with their strike. Around 6000 medical students from different medical colleges in Jamnagar, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and other cities are protesting against the reservation policy.

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