Junior doctor assaulted in Kolkata, 3.5 lakh doctors to strike in protest: IMA

  • by Amandeep Saluja
  • June 14, 2019

Trinamool Congress(TMC) chief on a fresh attack on BJP has blamed them for the Junior doctors strike. The doctors have been doing strike at Nil Ratan Sircar(NRS) medical college. They have been ordered by Mamata Banerjee to resume the work or leave their hostels.

Junior doctors have been sitting on Strike at Seth Sukhan Jarmani Memorial Hospital (SSKM) since June 11, where Banerjee visited them. The reason behind the strike is the assault which took on an intern at Nil Ratan Aur car(NRS) Medical college on Monday.

Emerging reports say that the Junior doctor was thrashed out by the relatives of the old patient who died in the same hospital. The chief minister has warned the doctor of strict action against them if they do not get to work. Meanwhile, the protest has not been called-off even after the ultimatum issued against it.

The protest has also spread out to many medical facilities across Kolkata. For the last two days, various units of government which include Out Patient Department (OPD) along with emergency wards, outdoor facilities, pathological units have been shut down.

In response to the assault against the doctor, Indian Medical Association(IMA) has directed the state units to wear black badges today. In a similar move to support the Junior doctors, Delhi Medical Association asked their members to observe the black day.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has also been involved in the matter with a group of doctors meeting him and putting out their demands. They have asked for their safety in case of any violence in the hospital. Health Minister has given them the assurance that their demands would be looked into.

Meanwhile, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has declared a strike covering nationwide on June 17. It is expected that around 3.5 lakh doctors would be participating in the protest.

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