It started with a standoff between junior doctors and Mamata Banerjee
The doctors of Bengal have been agitated since Tuesday. But there has been a complete lack of empathy from the state government. Subsequently, this has led the doctors’ strike to reach Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. As a result, doctors are boycotting to provide service.
Why is it spreading?
The resident association of AIIMS has requested all doctor bodies to join the doctors’ strike.
This strike will not affect the emergency services according to the AIIMS medical superintendent, DK Sharma. He said, “Emergency services will function normally as the resident doctors will purportedly continue to work as per their scheduled duties”
Why are the doctors protesting?
To summarize, they are demanding ‘security’. The doctors’ strike started after the violence reached the brim and a mob attacked two doctors. This incident happened at NRS Medical College and Hospital in response to the death of a patient. Many such incidents take place all over India. Thus, doctors are joining hands to demand security.
Doctors wore bandages on their heads during widespread protest
The state government’s response
At first, the CM of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, sent a warm note to the junior resident doctors requesting them to resume work. But later, she visited SSRM Medical College with a very different tone. She said, “Hospitals should start working within 4 hrs. Strong action will be taken against those doctors who don’t perform their duty. Nothing can be as unfortunate as doctors not working for 4 days, I condemn this.”
Moreover, she even claimed that the agitation caused was engineered by the BJP party.