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All-India Doctors Strike Live Updates: Mamata Banerjee Calls Meeting With Striking Doctors At 3 pm

All-India Doctors Strike Live Updates: Mamata Banerjee Calls Meeting With Striking Doctors At 3 pm: From over the past few days Doctors in Kolkata have been on protest in response to an attack at the NRS Medical College in Kolkata on Monday by relatives of a patient who died in the course of treatment. In that attack there were three junior doctors who got seriously injured after a dispute with a family whose relative had died. The Bengal government has asked the striking junior doctors in Bengal– who want to end the impasse – to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat today. But there has been no word on any media presence – a condition the doctors had set. The strike – called after a junior doctor was assaulted by the relatives of a deceased patient- has spread.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet representatives of the protesting doctors at 3 p.m. today.
  • All govt hospitals in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to function.
  • Though NIMHANS is a government hospital, outpatient services have been shut down.
  • Elective surgeries and outpatient services to be shut in government hospitals throughout Telangana.
  • Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy condemns attack on doctors.

Bengal Doctors Strike Live Updates

 

15:58 (IST), JUN 15

‘We feel highly insecure’: Doctors turn down invite for closed-door meet with Mamata

Agitating doctors turned down the invite for a closed-door meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat on Saturday, raising apprehension about their security, and instead asked her to visit the NRS Medical College and Hospital for an open discussion to resolve the impasse. They said no representative of the agitating doctors would be attending the meeting called by Banerjee at the state secretariat on Saturday evening.

15:39 (IST), JUN 15

In his letter, health minister asks CMs to consider enacting specific legislation for protecting doctors, medical professionals, reports PTI

15:34 (IST), JUN 15

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan writes to all CMs, calls for strict action against any person who assaults doctors. (PTI)

15:12 (IST), JUN 15

Patients and their relatives stranded at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital as Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) continues protest to show solidarity with their counterparts in West Bengal.

15:02 (IST), JUN 15

Centre seeks separate report from West Bengal government on ongoing strike by doctors: Officials. (PTI)

14:34 (IST), JUN 15

The resident doctors of PGIMER have been expressing solidarity towards the counterparts facing violence in West Bengal by holding protest march and also wearing black badges. On Friday, the OPD hours were reduced to four working hours. However, on Saturday, the OPD hours were not restricted.

14:18 (IST), JUN 15

Junior doctors of NRS Medical College & Hospital refuse to go to the Secretariat for meeting with CM Mamata Banerjee. They demand that the CM should come to NRS hospital for the meeting.

14:01 (IST), JUN 15

The IMA had previously called for a protest on Friday, but later in the day asked for the protests to continue over the weekend, and a nationwide withdrawal of non-essential services in all health care institutions on June 17. IMA represents nearly 3,50,000 doctors in the country.

13:39 (IST), JUN 15

Heavy police deployment at Institute of Neuroscience on AJC Bose road. CM Mamata expected there any moment

13:28 (IST), JUN 15

Mamata to meet injured junior doctor

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Dr Paribaha, the medico injured in violence at NRS Medical College, Kolkata

13:22 (IST), JUN 15

Resident doctors at AIIMS, Delhi continues with symbolic protest by wearing helmet.

13:11 (IST), JUN 15

Thousands of doctors at government hospitals across Rajasthan carried out their duties while wearing black bands and even helmets in protest of the violence against doctors in West Bengal.

12:45 (IST), JUN 15QUOTE

Resident doctors are on strike today. They have suspended work only in OPD and wards, emergency services are running normally. We condemn the incident of violence against doctors in West Bengal.

VK Tiwari, medical superintendent, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi 

12:43 (IST), JUN 15

Junior doctors at SRN hospital, Lucknow continue their strike on the second day, all services barring emergency are affected. Allahabad Medical Association has decided that all medicos in the city would observe a strike from 6am on Monday for 24 hours.

12:31 (IST), JUN 15QUOTE

Many hospitals could not join the protest on June 14 as they had not submitted the 24-hour advance notice to the government as required by protocol. So, they are observing a bandh on Saturday.

Sumedh Sandanshiv, president of Federation of Residents Doctors’ Association (FORDA) 

12:17 (IST), JUN 15

Scores of doctors from several government hospitals here, who could not join a nationwide stir on June 14, Saturday protested in solidarity with their striking colleagues in Kolkata. Doctors at the Centre-run Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital and RML Hospital, and Delhi government facilities such as Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and DDU Hospital, boycotted work and held protests.

12:11 (IST), JUN 15

Medicos from AP Junior Doctors Association (APJUDA) will be organising a candle march this evening, protesting attack on their counterparts in Kolkata.

The violence at NRS hospital is also marking the constant dreadful conditions of the law and order situation in Bengal under Mamata Banerjee.

The protest has been reached on its fifth day and West Bengal remains the worst-hit state with at least 13 big government hospitals affected. From Kolkata the news spreaded all over the nation and every heath organisations and the doctors took this incident very seriously because of which there are strikes and protest going on in almost every state in the country.

In response of the serious attack on doctors by the deceased family, many of the government-run health facilities across the country were shut down and thousands of doctors taking part in strike on Friday. There were other medical fraternity from other states such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Kerala, Bhopal, Odisha, Jharkhand which also took active part in the strikes and protest.

After an attack on doctors in Kolkata, the medical staff is protesting and demanding for better protection and security at hospitals.

With striking junior doctors refusing to meet her yesterday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee invited them again to meet her this evening to end the impasse in government hospitals.

The doctors refused to meet the CM, demanding an unconditional apology from her. They also put up six conditions for withdrawal of their stir. State Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, meanwhile, said he had called up Banerjee to discuss the issue of doctors’ strike but got no response from her. Thousands of more doctors across other states are joining the strike today. Stay tuned to IndiaToday.in for all the live updates.

AIIMS doctors issue 48-hour ultimatum to Mamata govt to accept demands, warn of indefinite strike

Earlier, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also invited the Junior doctors in Bengal to hold talks and resolve the doctors’ stir in Bengal, which was later rejected by the junior doctors who have called it “a ploy to break the agitation”. There are around 300 doctors who have resigned from the government hospitals in the state on Friday in the middle of protests against an attack on their colleagues.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on the other hand, has earlier held a two-hour-long meeting with senior doctors, who were not part of the strike.

Centre seeks detailed report from state government

After the first offer for a meeting was declined for Friday evening, Mamata Banerjee has again sent a fresh invite for Saturday evening, which was again rejected. A spokesperson said, “The chief minister has to come to the NRS Medical College and Hospital and deliver an unconditional apology for her statement at the SSKM Hospital.”

Protesters have set six conditions, one of them also comprises of an unconditional apology from Mamata Banerjee for her remarks in contradiction of the campaigning and action against those who attacked their colleague.

The AIIMS Resident Doctors’ Association has also issued a 48-hour petition to the Bengal government in order to end the stalemate. The doctors body said in a statement, “We issue an ultimatum of 48 hours to West Bengal Govt to meet demands of the striking doctors in Bengal, failing which we would be forced to resort to indefinite strike at AIIMS.”

The Federation Of Resident Doctors Association said that in Delhi, doctors at 15 hospitals have joined the protest today. The IMA also said that it will ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Home Minister Amit Shah to bring out a central law in contradiction of such violence.

Today, a delegation of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) met Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan over the continuing protests. On Friday, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan also blamed Ms Banerjee for failing to resolve the stalemate. He said, “Instead of taking action against the attackers, she (Mamata Banerjee) gave the doctors an ultimatum, warned and threatened them because of which doctors of West Bengal and across the country are angry.” He then also requested the doctors to end their strike as soon as possible.

The Supreme Court has also agreed to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the matter of the safety and security of doctors in government hospitals all over the country.