Published On: Mon, Jun 17th, 2019

Bengal’s protesting doctors to meet Mamata Banerjee today

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Doctors of West Bengal state-run medical colleges and hospitals agreed Sunday to meet chief minister Mamata Banerjee and discuss over their demands amid protests that started last Monday following assault of junior doctors by family members of a dead patient.

It is learned the CM may hold the meeting at 3 p.m. on Monday at the state secretariat building.

Earlier, the doctors insisted her to meet them at the epicentre of agitation, the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.

Demands of protesting doctors include better security, arrest of attackers and better infrastructure.

Meanwhile, health care across the country is to be affected on Monday following a call of Indian Medical Association (IMA) to shut down OPDs, routine operation theatre and ward visits in support of Kolkata protest.

State Bharatiya Janata Party president Dilip Ghosh criticized Sunday Mamata Banerjee for not visiting the protesting doctors at NRS hospital.

Ghosh said the CM has no time to visit NRS but earlier had time to sit on a dharna for IPS officer Rajeev Kumar.

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The leader added patients are suffering due to ego of Mamata Banerjee.

Earlier the CM offered to meet the doctors for a closed-door meeting, but it was revoked with demand the meeting should be in open-door. As an aftermath a videography of the meeting is requested.

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