Doctors strike LIVE | Mamata accepts all demands; appeals to doctors to resume work

Emergency wards, outdoor facilities, pathological units of many government medical colleges and hospitals, and a number of private medical facilities in West Bengal have remained closed over the past 4 days to protest an attack and injury to an intern doctor after the death of a 75-year-old patient. Scores of doctors across Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad have decided to boycott work for a day to express solidarity with their protesting colleagues in West Bengal. Doctors at Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were seen wearing helmets and bandages as they attended to patients.
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    No honest initiative by chief minister, will continue agitation: Junior doctors' joint forum after Mamata Banerjee's appeal

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    Mamata appeals to junior doctors to resume work

    Softening her stand on the cease work by junior doctors of state-run medical colleges, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday appealed to them to resume work.

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    Provide security to docs immediately: Guv to Mamata

    West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee advising her to take immediate steps to provide security to medicos and find out a solution to the impasse arising out of junior doctors' agitation across the state.

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  • 18:47

    I do not want to invoke Essential Services Maintenance (ESMA) Act in the state. I want the junior doctors to resume work as we have accepted all their demands: Mamata Banerjee

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    We never arrested a single person. We will not take any police action. Health services cannot continue like this. I am not going to take any stringent action. Let good sense prevail : Mamata Banerjee

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    We've accepted all their demands. I had sent my ministers, principal secy to meet the doctors, waited for 5 hours to meet doctors delegations yesterday & today, but they did not come. You have to give respect to the constitutional body: Mamata Banerjee

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    JIPMER doctors to boycott work on June 17

    Doctors in the centrally- sponsored JIPMER here will boycott work on Monday in solidarity with their striking counterparts in Kolkata.

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  • 17:49

    Centre seeks reports from WB govt on doctors' strike

    The Centre on Saturday sought separate reports from the West Bengal government on the ongoing doctors' strike and on political violence in the state, which has claimed 160 lives in the past four years, officials said.

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    Consider enacting law to protect medical professionals from violence: Harsh Vardhan to states

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday asked states to consider enacting specific legislation for protecting doctors and medical professionals from any form of violence in the wake of the recent assault on doctors in West Bengal.

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  • 15:45

    Stalemate continues between junior doctors, govt in WB

    Resident doctors of AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital, who boycotted work on Friday in protest against attacks on their colleagues in Kolkata, have now given a48-hour ultimatum to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to meet the demands of the state's agitating doctors, failing which they said they would go on indefinite strike.

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    Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued another advisory to West Bengal state government on the ongoing strike by doctors and sought a report on the matter urgently.

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    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan writes to all CMs, calls for strict action against any person who assaults doctors

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    MHA Sources: Pointing out the growing number of incidents of election-related & political violence & casualties over 4 years from 2016 to 2019, Ministry of Home Affairs in an advisory issued to state govt said, "unabated violence over the years is evidently a matter of deep concern.”

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    Centre has sought a report from West Bengal Government on measures taken to contain political violence&investigate incidents of violence to bring culprits to book: MHA Sources

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    Mamata asks junior doctors to meet her, doctors refuse

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked a delegation of junior doctors to meet her at the State Secretariat at 5 pm on Saturday. The development took place late on Friday night. However, the agitating junior doctor’s at the NRS Medical College refused to meet her at the State Secretariat and demanded that she should come to the college to meet them.

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  • 12:23

    Doctors to go on nationwide strike on Monday

    Outpatient departments in hospitals across the country may remain shut on Monday with the Indian Medical Association calling for a nationwide suspension of non-essential services to express solidarity with Kolkata doctors who are protesting against violence after some of them were attacked by a mob on Tuesday.

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  • 12:22

    City docs show solidarity with Bengal counterparts

    Resident doctors and members of various doctors’ associations went on a protest in the city on Friday expressing solidarity with their counterparts in West Bengal who are demonstrating after an assault on some of them.

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  • 12:21

    AIIMS doctors issue 48-hour ultimatum to Mamata

    Resident doctors of AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital, who boycotted work on Friday in protest against attacks on their colleagues in Kolkata, have now given a48-hour ultimatum to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to meet the demands of the state's agitating doctors, failing which they said they would go on indefinite strike.

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    Resident Doctors Association, AIIMS: We issue an ultimatum of 48 hours to West Bengal Govt to meet demands of the striking doctors there, failing which we would be forced to resort to an indefinite strike at AIIMS.

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    Mamata invites agitating doctors for meeting at state secretariat to resolve impasse, medicos refuse

  • 21:05

    Called up Mamata Banerjee to discuss doctors' strike issue, got no response: West Bengal governor

  • 19:59

    WB: 450 doctors resign from govt medical colleges

    The health services in West Bengal was hit with a deluge of resignations from doctors of state-run medical colleges. At least 450 of them tendered their resignations on Friday. The concerned doctors cited inadequate infrastructure and shortage of staff due to the cease work by junior doctors and lack of safety during work.

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    Hyderabad: Docs hold protests in support of WB doctors

    Junior doctors in Hyderabad and other places in Telangana Friday staged protests against the assault on a junior doctor in Kolkata.

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    Docs' stir: IMA launches nationwide protest

    The Indian Medical Association (IMA) launched a three-day nationwide protest from Friday to express solidarity with the doctors agitating against the attack on their colleagues in West Bengal and called for a strike on June 17 with the withdrawal of non-essential health services.

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  • 13:58

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

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    PGIMER doctors protest over Kolkata hospital violence

    Over 1,200 resident doctors at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here held a demonstration to express solidarity with their protesting counterparts in Kolkata.

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    Speaking Bengali to be compulsory in WB: Mamata Banerjee

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday insisted that those living in West Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali.

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    Outsiders involved in Hospital protests: Mamata Banerjee

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    Delhi Medical Association has called for a total medical bandh to protest against the assault on the doctor of NRS Medical College, Kolkata.

  • 15:19

    Doctors protest in Delhi over Kolkata hospital violence

    Scores of doctors at some government and private hospitals in Delhi held demonstrations Friday by marching and raising slogans to express solidarity with their protesting colleagues in Kolkata.

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  • 15:16

    Vardhan urges doctors to join work

    In the wake of protests by the medical fraternity in support of agitating doctors in Kolkata, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday urged them to exercise restraint and continue serving patients.

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  • 14:52

    HC refuses to pass interim order on doctors' strike

    The Calcutta High Court on Friday refused to pass any interim order on the strike by junior doctors at state-run hospitals in protest against the attack on two of their colleagues by family members of a patient.

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    Calcutta High Court steps in, asks CM Mamata Banerjee to talk to protesting doctors

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    West Bengal: Two doctors of North Bengal Medical College & Hospital, Darjeeling resign over violence against doctors in the state.

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    69 doctors resign in protest at R G Kar Medical College

    The crisis over the strike by the junior doctors at several state-run medical colleges in West Bengal further deepened on Friday as 69 doctors at the R G Kar Medical College and Hospital rendered their resignation and the number is likely to go up.

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    Doctors’ strike enters Day 4, spreads to other cities

    Three days after Kolkata doctors began their agitation on mob attacks, the protests spread to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Raipur interrupting medical services provided at some of the premium hospitals in those metropolises.

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    Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS meets Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan over violence against doctors in West Bengal.

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    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan: I appeal to West Bengal CM to not make this an issue of prestige. She gave the doctors an ultimatum, as a result, they got angry and went on strike. Today, I will write to Mamata Banerjee ji and will also try to speak to her on this issue.

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    Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan on doctors' nationwide strike over violence against doctors in West Bengal: I'd like to assure all doctors that Govt is committed towards their safety. I appeal to doctors to hold symbolic protests only & continue to carry out their duties.

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    Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) to observe strike today over violence against doctors in West Bengal. The official statement says, "We are shutting down our OPD, ward and academic services from 8 am to 5 pm today. Emergency services will not be hampered."

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    Mamata gives ultimatum; agitated doctors defy

    The chaos over the cease-work by junior doctors at several state-run medical colleges in Kolkata snowballed on Thursday as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s ultimatum to the agitators to resume work by 2 pm was met with a blunt refusal. The agitating junior doctors not only defied the chief minister’s deadline but also demanded an unconditional apology from her for her remarks.

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  • 11:05

    Health services disrupted due to doctor’s agitation

    Services at several state-run medical colleges in West Bengal came to a grinding halt on Tuesday after the junior doctors of NRS Medical College in Kolkata refused to work after one of them was allegedly assaulted by the relatives of a patient late on Monday night.

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  • 11:04

    'WB will amend laws to bring local students in medical'

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government will make amendments to laws to make room for more local students in the medical stream.

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  • 11:04

    Vardhan condemns violence against doctors in WB

    Within hours of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the BJP of orchestratingthe ongoing junior doctors' strike in medical colleges across the state, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan countered Banerjee by pointing out that it was necessary to provide safe working conditions for doctors who worked under a lot of stress.

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  • 11:03

    Principal, Superintendent of NRS Medical College resign

    In the wake of the ongoing strike by junior doctors at the state-run NRS Medical College in Kolkata, the principal and medical superintendent of the college have tendered their resignation late on Thursday night.

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