KOLKATA: Doctors in Bengal on Monday called off the strike after assurances of security from state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The doctors told CM that we were scared while working. On this, Mamata said that police officer will be deployed in every hospital. Doctors across the state were on strike since June 11 to protest the incident which took place at NRS Hospital in Kolkata on June 10.
According to sources, a delegation of doctors from Mamata said that those who beat up their colleagues at NRS Hospital received severe punishment. The Chief Minister replied that five persons involved in the attack have been arrested. The Bengal government has not registered a case against any doctor. Now, grievance redressal cells will be set up in every government hospital.
Earlier, doctors had refused to meet Mamata. Doctors said they would not negotiate in a locked room. Mamata then invited two doctors from each medical college to meet her and said the talks would be in front of the media. Two regional channels covered the conversation.