Docs end stir, resume work wearing black bands

Doctors across hospitals in the city, who had boycotted their work since last week in protest against the arrest of their colleagues, on Saturday rejoined duties.

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2013, 20:13 PM IST

Kanpur: Doctors across hospitals in the city, who had boycotted their work since last week in protest against the arrest of their colleagues, on Saturday rejoined duties.

However, as a sign of protest, doctors wore black bands on their wrists to work.

Three doctors and a compounder of different government hospitals were arrested Saturday after a local news channel caught them issuing fake medical certificates to fit persons on payment in a sting operation.

Following this, at least 1,300 doctors, under the aegis of Indian Medical Association (IMA), went on strike for at least two days demanding the release of the three arrested doctors.

Due to the strike, several patients complained of facing problems as no one was attended to and no new patients were admitted in the hospitals where only the emergency department was open.

IMA general secretary Praveen Katiyar said that, "the agitation is still on, but there is no halt in the hospital work and all the things are being done but with a black band tied on their arms."

Katiyar added that the strike has been called off for the day, without divulging any further details on the issue.

PTI