Agitating doctors in West Bengal will meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today. The meeting will take place at the state secretariat Nabanna in Kolkata at 3 PM to end the week-long standoff between doctors and the state government.
West Bengal doctors are on strike for a week after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured by relatives of a patient at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.
Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for a nationwide strike today to express solidarity with the agitating doctors. According to IMA, 3.5 lakh doctors are expected to participate in the strike which is likely to affect non-essential health services across the country today.
It said, all non-essential services including OPDs have been withdrawn for 24 hours from 6 AM today, while emergency and causality services will continue to function. IMA, the apex body of doctors in the country, has also renewed its demand for a central law to check violence against health care workers in hospitals.