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PTI Last Updated at 06 Aug 2018, 20:08 IST India

Senior resident doctors of the

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

rather than the existing eligible senior resident doctors who

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.

He said that the move of the senior resident doctors

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

urged cooperation of the senior resident doctors as well.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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