Keeping in view the difficulties of poor people in getting medical services from government hospitals, Andhra Pradesh Government Doctors’ Association decided to temporarily withdraw its agitation in support of Samaikhyandhra and resume all outpatient, operation theatre and teaching duties from Monday.
As a consequence, the indefinite fast planned by the association from Monday stands postponed, according to State secretary of AP Government Doctors’ Association and convener of the JAC Pidakala Shyam Sundar. Accordingly, work at primary health centres, community health centres, area and district, ESI and teaching hospitals will be resumed from Monday. But the agitation in support of integrated State will continue in different forms.
The association on Saturday submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister and the Principal Secretary, Medical and Health, detailing the plight of the people of Seemandhra region if bifurcation became a reality. Secretary Pidakala Shyam Sundar said the association also urged students of government and private medical colleges to intensify the stir in support of an integrated State.
Continuing relay fast for 49 day on Sunday, Gajuwaka Bar Association accused Central and State governments of misleading people on the bifurcation issue in the name of Assembly resolution. President Vennela Eswara Rao said contradictory statements were being made to dilute the Samaikyandhra movement.