Tirunelveli: Doctors formed a human chain here to lodge a protest against the Madras High Court scrapping 50% reservation in PG admissions given to in service doctors. Over 300 doctors serving at Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Primary Health Centres, Government Hospitals and other government institutions participated in the human chain. The affected doctors are staging series of protests.
Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Dean S. Ramaguru inaugurated the protest.
44 government doctors including eight women of the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association (TNGDA) were arrested for staging a ‘road roko’ in front of the Government College of Ayurved here on Thursday.
Led by district president of the TNGDA Y. Arul Prakash, they were demanding restoration of 50% of reservation in PG admissions for in-service candidates.
Members of TNGDA on Thursday staged a road roko near the Government Hospital at Virudhunagar aa well. Over 60 protesters led by the Association President, R. Dhanapal, were arrested and released later. Earlier, they also formed a human chain.
Dr. Dhanapal said that doctors of Government Hospitals and Primary Health Centres would lose the 50 per cent in-service quota in PG medical admission due to the court order reports the Hindu.