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As more doctors in West Bengal resign, IMA with 3.5 lakh doctors as members announces nationwide strike on Monday

Doctors in the national capital are holding protest in support of the doctors' agitation in West Bengal.

The doctors’ agitation that started in Bengal has spread across the country in no time. Doctors from across the country are raising their voices against the attack on the doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal by a violent mob on 10th June.

After 16 doctors of RG Kar Medical College and Hospital resigned today to express solidarity with the agitating doctors, now the senior doctors at Medical College, Kolkata also tendered their resignations in support of the demands of ensuring safety by the agitating doctors.

Resignation letter of Senior Doctors at Medical College, Kolkata

This was followed by the resignation of the Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) and Senior Residents of Medical College and Hospital, Department of Paediatric Medicine.

Resignation letter of RMOs

Meanwhile, doctors in the national capital are holding protest in support of the doctors’ agitation in West Bengal. The Delhi Medical Association is staging a protest at the Rajghat to extend support to the doctors in West Bengal.

Joining the doctors’ agitation, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), which has 3.5 lakh doctors as its members, has also declared a pan-India strike starting on 17th June from 6 am till 6 am on 18th June.

An IMA representative while addressing the media expressed concern over the safety of the doctors and demanded concrete action and not mere verbal assurance to ensure doctors’ safety.

The Calcutta High Court today while hearing a PIL filed against the protesting doctors, questioned the TMC government about the steps it had taken against the accused and to end the doctors’ strike. The High Court has given 7 days to the government to file its response.

 

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