Hyderabad: Junior doctors say
they are even ready to sacrifice their current academic year in pushing
the government to concede to their demands even as the latter remains
Meanwhile, students of some medical colleges in Andhra
Pradesh also started protesting against temporary government service.
Police on Friday warned junior doctors against holding gatherings on the
Osmania Medical College campus.
It has been nearly a month since
the medicos began protesting against temporary government service. The
impact of the str-ike has already been subst-antial since the PG
medic-os are not attending to em-ergency duties in the three teaching
hospitals of the state. Senior residents and assistant professors have
to attend to emergency duties.
Resentment among them too is building up in the wake of the stalemate continuing for long.
are ready to risk our academic year for our struggle. We want to
achieve what we have set out for,” Dr Bhanu Pratap Chander, a key member
of the Junior Doctors’ Association said.
The government also
cannot afford to have the medicos lose an academic year altogether since
it would create a huge void in the public health system. The government
has taken some steps to warn them, like barring their dissertations and
asking them to serve an extra period of government service. However,
medicos say that will not affect the strike.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has given an undertaking to
the Hyderabad High Court that it would continue its drive vigorously
with the help of the traffic police so that smooth flow of traffic is
maintained and footpaths are left free of encroachments for use by
The corporation filed a
status report before a division bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan
Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar pursuant to its direction
in a taken up case. The bench took up the matter based on a letter by
Brigadier Virender P. Sharma (Rtd).
sought to declare the inaction of the authorities in maintenance of the
roads properly, particularly in Hyderabad, and taking steps to
construct pavements, whenever roads are widened, leaving no place for
pedestrians to walk resulting in several accidents and checking illegal
occupation of the existing pavements, as arbitrary and illegal.
GHMC in its report submitted to the court said that it had undertaken
removal of 17,988 encroachments on the footpaths in the city with the
help of the traffic police and thereafter, 2,847 temporary encroachments
were also removed from April 14, to October 6, 2014.
corporation assured the court that it would continue this drive for
smooth flow of traffic and also ensure steps that footpaths are left
free of encroachments for use by pedestrians.
recording the assurance, the bench directed that the corporation shall
strive to undertake all lawful measures as and when required to keep the
pavements free from all encroachments apart from maintaining the roads
in the city and closed the case.
The Telangana State government on Friday decided to temporarily suspend its earlier orders to do away with composite courses of Telugu with Sanskrit and other languages in the Class IX and Class X state board syllabus.
The government had earlier stated that studying the composite courses of Telugu and Sanskrit was not yielding desired results and had asked officials to direct Sanskrit teachers to teach Telugu.
The government reasoned that the composite courses structure was not serving any purpose and that it also violated the three language principle.
However, the government received several representations opposing the move and has decided to keep the aspects pertaining to the composite courses in abeyance.