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Delhi: Army doctors on standby

Source: PTI
Last updated on: May 21, 2006 00:08 IST
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The Union Health Ministry sought help of doctors from the army and railways on Saturday, to maintain services in hospitals hit by medicos' stir even as it decided to issue notices to striking doctors to vacate hostels.

"The medicos will be issued notices to vacate hostels if they do not call off their strike," officials said.

Walk-in interviews to recruit new doctors would begin from Monday. The advertisements for the same had appeared on Saturday.

The government had sought help of doctors from army and railways from Monday to maintain health services in hospitals, they said.

The Director-General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Vice Admiral V K Singh, said Army doctors were on standby in Delhi. "But, we have not yet taken over any medical facility in Delhi. We have no such instructions yet," he told PTI when asked about media reports that army doctors had been called in.

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