LIVE: Pan-India Call For Doctors Strike To Show Solidarity With Protesting Junior Doctors In West Bengal Amid Mamata Banerjee's 'get Back To Work' Warning

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In a major development, as the doctor's crisis in the state of West Bengal deepens, Indian Medical Association calls for a Pan India strike against the alleged violence against the junior doctors and medical students.

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In a major development, as the doctor's crisis in the state of West Bengal deepens, Indian Medical Association calls for a Pan India strike against the alleged violence against the junior doctors and medical students.
Update at 5:42 PM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 17:42

Total 119 doctors of North Bengal Medical College & Hospital, Darjeeling, have resigned over violence against doctors in the state.

 

Update at 4:00 PM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 16:45

WATCH: Mamata Banerjee repeats 'outsiders' claim over doctors' protest in Kolkata, even as doctors from across India stand together demanding assurance of their safety

 

Update at 2:20 PM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 16:43

Filmmaker Aparna Sen met the doctors protesting at Kolkata's NRS College and Hospital. Addressing the media, she said that she would like to request Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to come and talk to the doctors.

"If you felt bad due to someone’s behavior, please forgive them. Do you think it'll be good for Bengal if they will leave our state?” she added.

 

Update at 1:59 PM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 14:00

All doctors of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital are fully in support of our colleagues in West Bengal & strongly protest against growing tendency of violence against doctors, all private OPD clinics at the hospital will remain closed today: Doctor's Forum Society, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

 

Update at 1:57 PM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 13:59

Total 27 doctors of North Bengal Medical College & Hospital, Darjeeling, have resigned over violence against doctors in West Bengal.

 

Update at 1:30 PM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 13:59

'We have no political colour. This is just us - doctors,' say protesting doctors at NRS Hospital in Kolkata refuting West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, even as doctors from across India stand with them

 

Update at: 13:41
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 13:41

Members of Resident Doctors' Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) continue to work wearing helmets, as a mark of protest 

 

Update at: 01:35
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 13:35

'We have no political colour. This is just us - doctors,' say protesting doctors at NRS Hospital in Kolkata refuting West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, even as doctors from across India stand with them 

 

Update at 1:10 PM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 13:11

16 doctors of the RG Kar Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal have submitted their resignation stating, "In response to the prevailing situation as we are unable to provide service, we would like to resign from our duty."

 

Update at 12:56 PM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 12:56

'We are doctors, we are not CPM, we are not BJP, we are not outsiders, we are doctors!,' say protesting doctors at NRS Hospital in Kolkata

 

Update at: 11:45
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 11:54

'First, we should get security', say doctors in Mumbai in support of their protesting peers in Kolkata and across India.

 

Update at 11:15 AM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 11:18

Doctors at Jaipuria hospital, Jaipur carry out their duties wearing black bands as a mark of protest over violence against doctors in West Bengal.

 

Update at 11:16 AM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 11:16

Doctors from Bengaluru stand with their peers across the country in solidarity with protesting junior doctors in Kolkata.

 

Update at 11:04 AM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 11:15

We aren't allowing any political party to hijack our movement. This is a doctors' movement. We are not outsiders': Protesting doctors at NRS Hospital, Kolkata

 

Update at 10:48 AM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 10:48

'We want rules to be framed such that if there is a deterrent against such attacks on Doctors': Doctors in Chandigarh stand with protesting junior doctors in West Bengal.

 

Update at 10:45 AM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 10:48

Doctors at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences hold protest march over violence against doctors at West Bengal's NRS Medical College & Hospital

 

Update at 10:35 AM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 10:47

Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) to observe strike today over violence against doctors in West Bengal:

 

Update at 10:31 AM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 10:47

Amid the docters protest in Delhi, patients face difficulties at AIIMS Hospital.

 

Update at 10:30 AM:
8 months ago | June 14, 2019 10:42

West Bengal doctors get pan-India support, protests in multiple cities.

 

8 months ago | June 14, 2019 10:39

In a major development, as the doctor's crisis in the state of West Bengal deepens, Indian Medical Association calls for a Pan India strike against the alleged violence against the junior doctors and medical students. Additionally, the Junior Doctors Association in Bihar and in the national capital of Delhi announced that in support of their colleagues in the state of West Bengal, they will hold a protest and a strike on June 14. 

This development came after the two-day agitation by junior doctors across Kolkata, as they were protesting against the physical assault of an intern doctor at the NRS Medical college in the hands of the family of a patient who had died on Monday, June 10. Junior doctors across the city including private firms extended their support for the protest, bringing the out-patient departments of many hospitals to a standstill. 

The kin of the deceased patient who attacked the intern doctor alleged medical negligence which led to the death of the 75-year old Mohammad Shahid. Shubham Roy, a student at NRS Medical College in a Facebook post, said that the intern doctor, Paribaha Mukhopadhyay, was critical and had a skull fracture due to the beating. The junior doctors had taken a protest march earlier in the week, demanding justice for the injured intern doctor while also asking for more security at the hospital premises. Allegations have been levelled against the Trinamool government for being ignorant and negligent against the violent act that was committed. 

Following the strike West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed the protest on June 13, warning the doctors to resume their duties within the next four hours and threatened to have their hostels vacated if they refused to do so. She called the matter a conspiracy by the BJP and the Left.

The notice by the IMA announcing the call for protest read:

"The gruesome incident in NRS Medical College, Kolkata is of barbaric nature. Dr Paribaha Mukharjee who was brutally attacked is critical and fighting for his life. IMA condemns the violence perpetrated on a young doctor. Entire medical fraternity expresses our solidarity with the Residents who are on strike. Our National President, Dr Santanu Sen has visited all the medical colleges in Kolkata and has been in touch with the government and the police which has led to the arrest of four culprits in this regard. National President Elect Dr Rajan Sharma and Honorary Secretary General Dr RV Asokan are travelling to Kolkata to identify with the Residents. IMA Headquarters hereby declares All India Protest Day on Friday 14.06.2019," reads the notice issued by the IMA.

In the notice by Junior Doctors Association of Bihar, they have urged Mamata Banerjee to address the security concern. They further said:

"We regret the inconvenience to the patient but callous government leaves us with no option."

Resident doctors at the AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital worked with bandages on their heads in a symbolic protest on Thursday and called for suspension of all non-emergency services, including OPD, on June 14 to protest against the violence in Kolkata.

"There is a complete breakdown of law and order, with reports of mobs attacking doctor hostels with weapons. The government has failed to provide protection and justice to doctors. The AIIMS RDA condemns this in words and in spirit. Residents across the country are deeply hurt by these turn of events," the RDA said in a statement.

 

Meanwhile, in West Bengal Professor Saibal Kumar Mukherjee who is the Principal and Professor Saurabh Chattopadhyay who is the Medical Superintendent/Vice-Principal resigned and said in their letters of resignation that they have quit as they could not resolve the crisis situation at the college. 

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