At King George's Medical University, the agitating junior doctors locked the OPD to protest the alleged atrocities on their counterparts in Kanpur on February 28 and sat on the dharna at the university gate.
    
"The junior doctors are boycotting their duties to register their protest. We are holding a meeting later in the day to discuss the matter", KGMU, Medical Superintendent, SN Shankhwar said.
    
Due to the doctors' agitation, patients had to suffer those coming from far flung places for treatment had to return.
    
The junior doctors are demanding FIRs against SSP Kanpur, Yashashwi Yadav and SP MLA Irfan Solanki and immediate release of 24 junior doctors arrested by the police in Kanpur.
    
The situation was reported to be worse in Gorakhpur, where private doctors on call of IMA local unit also joined the stir and closed down private nursing homes.
    
The medical services remain paralysed in the medical college, Gorkahpur following the protest of junior doctors, who are adamant on their demand.
    
"We have given a call for closure of private hospitals today to support the junior doctors. If the demands are not met we can resort to indefinite closure", IMA, Gorakhpur unit president BN Gupta said.
    
Doctors in Allahabad and Varanasi were also reported to be protesting against the issue.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that CCTV footage of whatever happened in Kanpur were available.
    
He said he has directed officers to conduct a probe, meet representatives of both the sides and take action against those responsible.
    
The CM appealed the doctors to keep aside their dispute, end the strike and execute their responsibilities.

(Agencies)

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