state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences
(JNIMS) Imphal, today went on a day-long mass casual leave
protesting against the institute's failure to regularize their
"Preferences are being given to fresh candidates
have been working in the sole state-run hospital cum institute
for so long, Senior resident doctor Brojen said.
This is in contrast to other premier medical
institutions outside the state which give preference to senior
residents at the time of appointment to various posts, he told
Director Th Bhimo, however, told PTI that the casual
leave did not affect the normal functioning of the hospital.
was unexpected and "ethically not in the interest of the
He said talks are on and all stakeholders are being
taken into consideration to bring an amicable solution and