Agra: Striking resident doctors of AMU’s medical college, despite having been threatened by the Aligarh administration with the imposition of ESMA ( Essential Services Maintenance Act), continued with their 4th day of the strike against the alleged manhandling of a woman doctor by a Student Union Leader, Zaid Shervani, on Wednesday night.
Talking to TOI, CB Singh, the Aligarh DM revealed that a meeting had been called by him the same day, as the strike had now begun to affect the medical services in the region. He admitted having told the protesting doctors that action would be taken against them if required.
The meeting between the doctors and the authorities including the district administration, police and the university proctor did not yield any result,s on Saturday, as the medicos remained adamant on having the student union leader removed from the college and insisted that their protest would continue till Monday 12 noon, as their demand for removal of the union leader had not been fulfilled.
According to the RDA, President, Abdullah Azmi, “the workplace environment has become unsafe as doctors are routinely threatened and abused. It seems we have no dignity here”. He further demanded the student leader’s suspension
On the other hand, the student’s union of AMU taking a tough view of the entire incident threatened closure of all departments of the university, if action was taken against Zaid Shervani, the union leader. According to them, Zaid was innocent and the doctor’s allegations against him, baseless.
Meanwhile, a two-member committee constituting of Prof Naseem Ahmad Khan (Department of Chemical Engineering) and Prof Naiyer Asif (Chairperson, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery) of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will be investigating into the incident.
Professor Tariq Mansoor, AMU Vice Chancellor has asked the committee for the submission of their findings, at the earliest.