Doctor’s strike! Doctors unite against violence

Junior doctors across West Bengal prolonged their stir for the fourth day on Friday, leading to health services being seriously affected.

The junior doctors are actually on strike since Tuesday in protest against the brutal assault on two colleagues in Nilratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital on Monday night by family of an octogenarian patient who passed away.

On Thursday, they defied a deadline by chief minister Mamata Banerjee to go back to work, declaring that their agitation would continue till their requirements for security on government hospital campuses are met.

At least 100 doctors in government hospitals in Bengal want to resign.

To help the striking doctors in Bengal, the India Medical Association have declared “All India Protest Day” on Friday, with doctors in many parts of the country keeping protests.

18 doctors from two hospitals in West Bengal resign as protests worsen. While 16 doctors belonging to RG Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, submitted their resignation as a reaction to the prevailing situation, two others from North Bengal Medical College & Hospital, Darjeeling resigned over violence against doctors in the state.

Bengal’s striking doctors get support from intellectuals
A grouping of West Bengal intellectuals on Friday came out in support of the agitating junior doctors at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata and urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to speak to the striking doctors to normalize the situation, reports IANS.

The intellectuals such as renowned actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen, stage and screen actor Kaushik Sen, met the agitating doctors and expressed solidarity to their movement.

“We know that none of you look at the patients’ cast or religion while treating them. We also know that you are feeling the pain for the patients who have been left untreated due to this impasse. We are with you in this,” Aparna Sen claimed amid loud cheers from the junior doctors at the hospital areas.

“The Chief Minister is our guardian. I would request her to change her stance a bit on this issue and talk to the young doctors here. They are like your children. Please come here once and talk to them to sort out the problems,” she stated.

AIIMS doctors put on helmets as symbol of protest
Members of Resident Doctors’ Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) continue to function wearing helmets, as a mark of protest.

Calcutta HC seeks details of actions taken by govt on doctors’ strike
A PIL has recently been filed in Calcutta High Court by Kunal Saha of People for Better Treatment, looking for that the doctors’ strike in the state be declared unlawful. The HC have preferred details of what steps had already been taken by West Bengal on attack on doctors and the doctors’ strike, by next Friday. Next listening to take place next week.

Calcutta HC refuses to pass interim order on strike
Calcutta high court have refused to pass interim order on strike by junior doctors in state-run hospitals, and have asked West Bengal government to influence them to rejoin work, reported.

Meanwhile, Doctors across various states and institutions have landed in protest. Protest scenes across the nation;

Jipmer doctors protesting against the government not taking any action regarding the recent increase in violence against doctors.
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Hyderabad Doctors joining the protest to support the Doctors of Bengal, who got assaulated.
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Doctors of VIIMS,Bellary,Karnataka joins the protest to support West Bengal doctors.
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The striking doctors demands an unconditional apology from Mamata Banerjee to withdraw their protest.

If the situation doesn’t meets the solution this week, Doctors are anticipating to go for an nation-wide protest on Monday.

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