12-APR-2018: AMU clarifies air on JNMC strike
Aligarh, April 12 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) administration today categorically denied the reported increase in the number of deaths for any negligence during the strike by resident doctors at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) as cited in a complaint in a local Court.
The case seems to be inspired by the vested interest and is intended to malign AMU as well as to seek publicity, stated a University official.
The Allahabad High Court is said to have imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on some persons for filing repeated cases of such types related to the university.
Senior consultants and senior residents remained on duty in the OPD and various wards of the hospital, taking care of patients admitted there.
The death rate during the strike period was significantly lower than what it is at public hospitals usually.
The strike was declared illegal by notifications issued on 29/3/18 and 2/4/18 and Residents were asked to report to duty immediately.
The University had also issued show-cause notices to office bearers of Resident Doctors Association and had also informed them of the ?Principle of No Work and No Pay? as directed by Honourable Supreme Court of India.
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