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Young medicos at NRS hospital break into celebrations as Mamata accepts demands

Kolkata: Loud cheers, whistles, and claps greeted the announcement of withdrawal of the junior doctors’ strike, as the protesting young medicos at NRS Hospital rejoiced at their victory after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accepted all their demands on Monday. “It is our victory,” said an intern, who had been shouting “We want justice” through […]

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Impasse to end as Mamata, doctors term meeting ‘positive’

Kolkata: The week-long junior doctors’ strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal seemed headed for a resolution on Monday after a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics from various medical colleges, which was broadcast live on television. While Banerjee termed the over one-and-a-half-hour long meeting as “positive and productive” and […]

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Protesting doctors win, Mamata agrees to live media coverage

Kolkata:  A delegation of 30 doctors will be at Nobanno to meet the West Bengal Chief Minister after protesting medicos stuck to their demand and agreed to meet Mamata Banerjee on Monday only after the official confirmation of live media coverage of the discussion. The meeting, slated to originally at 3 p.m., would be delayed […]

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SC agrees to hear PIL on doctors’ security at government hospitals

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking deployment of security in government hospitals in view of frequent assaults faced by doctors. A Vacation Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant listed the matter for hearing on Tuesday. The plea sought the court’s direction to the Centre […]

Kolkata: Junior doctors outside the NRS Medical College and Hospital, who continue to be on strike for the sixth consecutive day, staging a demonstration against attacks on their colleagues and demand adequate security measures, in Kolkata on June 16, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Bengal striking doctors want open door meeting with Mamata

Kolkata: The striking junior doctors in West Bengal on Monday reiterated their demand to hold an open door meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in presence of “live media” and said they have not received any official invitation from the state government regarding any meeting. “We are sad that the patients are suffering due to this […]

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Striking doctors ready to meet Mamata – in media’s presence

Kolkata: The striking doctors in West Bengal on Sunday decided to hold talks with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to immediately end the impasse but said there should be media coverage of the deliberations to avoid discrepancies. “The last press interview by our honourable Chief Minister was full of discrepancies which had led to false propagation of […]

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Patients suffer as Bengal doctors strike enters 6th day

Kolkata: Health services in West Bengal remained partially disrupted and state-run hospitals wore a deserted look on Sunday morning as the doctors strike entered its sixth day. Sunday being a holiday, the out-patient departments remained closed and the number of patients waiting outside hospitals or visiting the emergency wards was also low. The emergency services, […]

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Mamata appeals to doctors again, says ESMA won’t be invoked

Kolkata:  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday again appealed to the agitating junior doctors in the state to end their strike, assuring them that her government would not invoke ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) against them. She said the state government is working to find a “peaceful solution” to the problem, and that it is […]