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September 28, 2020

Indian Medical Association calls for nationwide doctors’ strike for 24 hours

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  • Doctors had been assaulted on June 10 in Kolkata’s NRS hospital.
  • Doctors in the meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said – We are scared while working
  • CM assured security and said – will be the grievance redressal cell in hospitals

Kolkata. After getting the assurance of security from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the doctors of Bengal announced on Monday to end the strike. Doctors told the CM that we are scared while working. On this, Mamta said that police officers will be deployed in every hospital. On June 10, the doctors of the NRS hospital in Kolkata had been assaulted, in protest against this incident, the state doctors were on strike from June 11.

The delegation of doctors from Mamta said that those who beat up their colleagues in the NRS hospital get severe punishment. The Chief Minister replied that 5 people involved in the attack have been arrested. The Bengal Government has not filed the case against any doctor. Now, every government hospital will have a grievance redressal cell.

The doctors met Mamata in front of the media

Earlier doctors had refused to meet Mamta. The doctors said that they will not have any conversation in the closed room. After this, Mamta invited two doctors from every medical college to meet and said that the conversation will be in front of the media. Two regional channels covered this conversation.

Doctor of the country on a 24-hour strike

On Monday, doctors from across the country are on a 24-hour strike in protest against the assault with junior doctors in Bengal. Indian Medical Association (IMA) told Sunday that emergency services were kept separate from the strike. Non-urgent services including OPD will be closed from 6am to 6am on Tuesday morning. IMA said we want to keep our point about the safety of doctors. The IMA has repeatedly demanded the Central Act. The IMA has said that this demand has been going on for years but every time it gets only assurance. On the other hand, a petition has been filed in the Supreme Court on Friday for security in government hospitals across the country. Judge Deepak Gupta and Justice Suryakant will be hearing the hearing on Tuesday.

The AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) has said that the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the country will not be involved in the IMA strike. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the health services and patients, but will take march in protest.

In Delhi, the Mohalla Clinic will handle the
treatment in Front Delhi’s 192 Mohalla Clinic. Here this facility will be from 8 AM to 2 PM. There are also 212 checks required in the Mohalla Clinic. Delhi Government’s DGHS doctor Ashok Kumar Rana said that the strike on the Mohalla Clinic will not be affected, all the treatment in the routine will be treated as before.

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