Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Health Minister Pratap Jena has promised to initiate steps within 48 hours to resolve the logjam at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR) said Secretary of Junior Doctors' Association (JDA) Debi Prasad Mishra after a meeting with the former on Wednesday.

Mishra said meeting of PG doctors of VIMSAR and SCB Cuttack with Jena had a positive output. JDA will let know of its future steps after their General Body meeting on Friday.

On the other hand the minister said that further talks will be held only after the students call off their stir. But he was silent if any action will be taken against the Director.

PG doctors are sitting on dharna since four days demanding ouster of VIMSAR Director Aswini Pujahari alleging autocracy. MBBS students have also joined the PG doctors in the protest.

Talking with media persons, spokesman of JDA, Jagamohan Mishra said, "The minister has promised to resolve the issue at the earliest. We will let all know about our decision after the General Body meeting."

The Health Minister said, "We want normalcy to return at VIMSAR soon, many things have been discussed but further action will be taken after the protest is called off."

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