Demanding FIRs against SSP Kanpur and Samajwadi Party MLA, and release of their counterparts, junior doctors on Monday continued their boycott affecting medical services in Uttar Pradesh for the fourth day.

At King George’s Medical University, the agitating junior doctors locked up the OPD to protest the alleged atrocities on their counterparts in Kanpur on February 28 and sat on a dharna at the university gate.

“The junior doctors are boycotting their duties to register their protest. We are holding a meeting later in the day to discuss the matter”, S.N. Shankhwar, Medical Superintendent, KGMU, told PTI.

Due to the agitation, patients in the State suffered. Those coming from far flung places for treatment had to return.

The junior doctors are demanding FIRs against SSP Kanpur, Yashashwi Yadav and SP MLA Irfan Solanki, and the immediate release of 24 junior doctors arrested by Kanpur police.

The situation was reported to be worse in Gorakhpur, where on-call private doctors of an IMA local unit also joined the stir and closed down private nursing homes.

“We have given a call for closure of private hospitals today to support the junior doctors. If the demands are not met we can resort to indefinite closure”, IMA, Gorakhpur unit president B.N. Gupta said.

Doctors in Allahabad and Varanasi were also reported to be protesting against the issue.