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Medics call off hospital strike

Students of Anugrah Narayan Medical College and Hospital (ANMCH) called off their five-day strike late on Friday evening. Health services at the hospital paralysed since Monday are expected to normalise by Saturday.

Earlier on Friday, the health department tweaked its Thursday order, exempting girl students of the medical college from vacating the hostel.

ANMCH principal Sohan Prasad Chaudhary said that Vyasji, principal secretary, health department, intimated him on Friday through the additional secretary and spokesperson of the department, Rajendra Prasad Ojha, that girls and examinees have been exempted from vacating the hostel. On Thursday, Vyasji had ordered the ANMCH principal to get all hostels vacated.

At present, examinations of the 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 batches are being held in all six state medical colleges. The order was amended so as not to disturb the examinees.

The district administration has started constructing the boundary wall towards the northern end of the campus the absence of which led the students to start their strike.

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