As the impasse between the medical fraternity in West Bengal and the state machinery controlled by the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC worsens, a large number of doctors from many hospitals in Bengal are joining hands in solidarity against Banerjee government’s brazen attack on their colleagues. As the movement gathers steam, medical professionals from across the nation have come together to raise the important issue of their safety while attending to the patients.
The situation in West Bengal had worsened after Banerjee, instead of placating the concerns of doctors, tried to browbeat them into calling off their strike and get back on to their jobs of tending to the injured. Facing intimidation from the state administration, the doctors rather preferred to resign and walk out of the hospitals, marking a watershed moment in the state’s tumultuous history.
Doctors in the state have displayed enormous grit and ineffable fortitude in standing up against the Banerjee government’s tyranny. Here are 5 powerful videos that personify the supreme courage and resilience displayed by doctors in the face of an increasingly hostile state establishment. Even as doctors walked out of their respective hospitals, onlookers and fellow doctors applauded their gesture of squaring up to TMC government’s coercion.
— OpIndia.com (@OpIndia_com) June 14, 2019
Protesting doctors walking out of the Medical College and Hospital, the crowd gave a round of applause welcoming their decision of resigning.
Medical Students from Kolkata burns the Effigy of @MamataOfficial Didi.
— Priyanka Sharma (@Priyankabjym) June 13, 2019
Fervid crowds in Kolkata burnt the effigy of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in protest against the state’s coercive stance against the doctors.
43 senior doctors have resigned from RG Kar medical college protesting against Mamta banerjee’s goons. This video is after they tendered their resignation. #mamtalosingcontrol pic.twitter.com/xwFM0ee53t
— अंकित जैन (@indiantweeter) June 14, 2019
In another instance, 43 senior doctors from RG Kar Medical College tendered their resignation and walked out.
That’s the professors of Medical College,Kolkata resigning…!
That’s the power!#Savethedoctors #SAVETHESAVIOUR #IstandwithNRS @TimesNow @timesofindia @republic @MamataOfficial @MoHFW_INDIA @PMOIndia @AIIMSRDA pic.twitter.com/GsNcMBYcQh
— Poulomi (@poulomir94) June 14, 2019
Another video surfaced of the massive crowds protesting against the violence against doctors.
The massive crowd of doctors protesting against CM @MamataOfficial in Kolkata
The Suppression and atrocities of @MamataOfficial govt has reached its peak and people of West Bengal will no more tolerate it #SaveBengal #FridayMotivation #DoctorsFightBack pic.twitter.com/kHgWXheFcK
— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) June 14, 2019
Doctors have resolutely stood up against the government’s bullying, conveying they can neither be intimidated nor can their safety be negotiated. As the crisis in Kolkata snowballs, it’s repercussions in other parts of the country are visible, the hour of reckoning has come to herald Banerjee’s Singur moment.
Doctors’ agitation 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.