Resident docs at AMU hospital demand reinstatement of colleagues

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By: PTI | Aligarh |

Updated: October 21, 2020 3:27:50 pm

Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical CollegeResident docs at Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College have demanded reinstatement of their two colleagues amid allegations that they have been eliminated for feedback in reference to the case of alleged gang rape and loss of life of a girl in Hathras.
The AMU authorities have denied the allegations as “highly speculative” and stated the 2 docs have been engaged “on a temporary one-month vacancy from September 9”.
The order ending the contract of the 2 docs — Dr Mohamnad Azeemudin and Dr Obaid Imtiaz — was issued by Chief Medical Officer S A Zaidi on Tuesday, a day after the CBI workforce probing the gang rape and loss of life case visited the hospital.The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) has in a letter to the AMU Vice Chancellor urged him to take speedy steps to withdraw the termination order. If the order was not revoked inside the subsequent 24 hours, the RDA stated it might name a common physique assembly of its members and “decide its future course of action”.
The letter signed by RDA president Mohammad Hamza Malik and common secretary Mohammad Kaashif states that the motion in opposition to the 2 docs smacked of “vendetta politics” and was aimed toward muzzling the fitting to freedom of expression.
The two docs instructed reporters on Tuesday that “they were quite taken aback by this step because they had not been given a chance to present their view to the authorities.”
The two docs have additionally written to AMU Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor in search of his intervention within the matter.In response to a question by mediapersons, the 2 docs had hinted that they could have paid a value for giving their opinion to some journalists who had visited the hospital in connection to the Hathras case.
Dr Azeemudin had, nevertheless, denied talking out of flip within the case. The 19-year-old girl, who was assaulted and allegedly gang-raped by 4 males, was beneath therapy on the hospital earlier than being referred to Delhi. She died at a Delhi hospital later.
When contacted, AMU spokesman Shafay Kidwai instructed PTI: “The two doctors were on a temporary one-month vacancy from September 9 and when the vacancy ended they were fully informed. There is no question of terminating anyone’s services. It was a normal procedure and it is just a coincidence that this step ensued after CBI questioning.”
“As a matter of fact if the medical college authorities want to extend the appointment of the two doctors for a stipulated period then they can write to authorities concerned at the university,” Kidwai stated.
Local BJP Nishant Sharma has known as for a probe by the central authorities into the function of all docs who allegedly issued controversial statements on the Hathras case.
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