Govt. doctors form human chain

They demand restoration of quota in PG admissions for in-service candidates

Demanding 50 % reservation in postgraduate admissions for doctors serving in government institutions, doctors formed a human chain here on Thursday.

After the Madras High Court scrapped 50% reservation in PG admissions given to in-service candidates, the affected doctors are staging series of protests.

Former Dean of Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital S. Ramaguru inaugurated the protest.

Over 300 doctors serving with Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Primary Health Centres, Government Hospitals and other government institutions participated in the human chain.


As many as 44 government doctors including eight women of the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association (TNGDA) were arrested when they staged a road roko in front of the Government College of Ayurved here on Thursday. They demanded restoration of 50% of reservation in PG admissions for in-service candidates. The agitation was led by the district president of the TNGDA Y. Arul Prakash.


Members of TNGDA on Thursday staged a road roko near the Government Hospital here. Over 60 protesters led by the association president, R. Dhanapal, were arrested and released later in the day. Earlier, the doctors formed a human chain. Dr. Dhanapal said that doctors of Government Hospitals and Primary Health Centres were likely to lose the 50 per cent in-service quota in PG medical admission following the order.

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