Indian Medical Association(IMA) has called for a nationwide strike of doctors in the wake of violence against doctors in West Bengal
“We leave the decision to choose the venue for meeting to the honorable CM, but it should accommodate representatives of all medical colleges of West Bengal in sufficient numbers” stated by IMA.
- The strike was initiated when two doctors of NRS Medical College and Hospital were beaten up by the family members of a patient in Kolkata.
- Mamta Banerjee while addressing the issue warned the protesting doctors of a “strong action” if they didn’t call off their strike.
- The leading doctors’ body, Indian Medical Association (IMA), has called for a nationwide protest in solidarity with the protesting doctors in West Bengal
- The medical practitioners across the country are joining the protests, seeking better security at government hospitals.
- The IMA has decided to withdraw all non-essential services on Monday (June 17).
- Emergency and casualty services, however, will continue to function.
The protest which started in West Bengal is now spread like a fire to all the parts of India. Violence on doctors is nothing new to hear, now it is the high time for the government to give better security to these esteemed professionals.
Instead of coming up with a better plan to tackle issues of violence, CM Mamta Banerjee threated the doctors to call off the strike and gave them an ultimatum of 4 hours.
AIIMS rejoined the strike
While All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, earlier decided to stay away from the protests to take care of the patients, it has joined the strike following an assault on one of its doctor in the early morning of Monday.
All eyes on Mamata Banerjee
All the protesting doctors in West Bengal are asking for a meeting with Mamata Banerjee and have left the venue option open to be decided by her. They have requested Banerjee to solve the problems in the Healthcare sector immediately so that they can resume their work as soon as possible.