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RIMS students of department of anaesthesia end six-day strike

RANCHI: The six-day strike called by the students of department of anaesthesia at the state's premier medical institute Rajendra Institute of  Medical Sciences (RIMS) was called off after their demand of invitating the Medical Council of India (MCI) team was met on Thursday.

RIMS director N N Agarwal agreed to the demand of agitating students to send an invitation to MCI that is likely to inspect the institute by August 10 and 11. Agarwal faxed an invitation to MCI on Thursday evening.

"The inspection is necessitated by the fact that the department has been recognized by the MCI since the past 23 years. Once the team visits, there are chances of recognition of the department," said Dr Sanjay Kumar of the department.

A total of 28 residents, including junior and senior doctors, were on strike for the past six days due to which about 100 regular operations of patients were not done. "We tried not to disrupt emergency facilities. Operations of patients in emergency were done," said Kumar, adding that work would resume in a full-fledged manner from Friday.

Meanwhile, a general body meeting of the RIMS was held on Wednesday in which it was decided that the vacant seats in the college-cum-hospital should be filled up and for the purpose, the advertisements be published.

In support of their demand, students had even met advisor for health Sunil Basant and explained their point of view demanding speedy redressal of their demands. Source:The Timesofindia

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