Staff Reporter

TIRUNELVELI: The striking house surgeons Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital and post-graduate medical students of Tirunelveli Medical College suspended their protest on Thursday and reported for duty this evening following an assurance from the State Government.

The house surgeons and PG students said the Secretary for Public Health had agreed to increase the stipend as well as the salary, which should be approved by the government by making a formal announcement in the Assembly on Friday.

“If Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi fails to make an announcement in this regard, we’ll resume our protest,” they said.