Doctors Across India Hold Protest Over Violence Against Doctors In West Bengal

Kolkata doctors have found solidarity from counterparts from across the country including in Delhi, Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan even as their protests entered the fourth day, despite a diktat from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said that he would like to assure the protesting doctors that the government was concerned about their safety.

After the violent incident, doctors went on strike and asked for action against the attackers and adequate security arrangements. Medical personnel across the country have joined in the protests by wearing black bands.

So many Doctors at AIIMS, New Delhi, attended to patients wearing helmets and bandages as a mark of solidarity with their colleagues in West Bengal.

RDA (Resident Doctors Association) of AIIMS is on strike today and healthcare services have been severely affected.

A 75-year-old patient named Md Sayeed was admitted to Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata for a heart attack. On the night of 10 June, he suffered another attack and passed away. The report of Times of India says that the patient’s kin blamed the death on the medical negligence of doctors. Tensions escalated when more people (around 200) arrived and beat up the doctors and hit them with bricks, injuring them severely.

They have called for a nationwide strike on Monday. The report of India Today says that 108 doctors in NRS Hospital, Kolkata have resigned.

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