West Bengal doctors withdraw strike
Junior doctors in West Bengal called off their strike on Monday evening ending the seven-day standoff, between them and the State government over lack of security at the workplace.
The truce was achieved following a two-hour meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who assured them of improved security.
Doctors in West Bengal have been protesting since Tuesday last over the assault on two junior doctors at NRS Hospital in Kolkata by the relatives of a patient who died at the hospital.
Representatives from medical colleges held a meeting with Ms. Banerjee at the State Secretariat, with the Minister agreeing to live coverage of the parleys.
“We are satisfied with the meeting,” said representatives of the doctors. Later at night Ms. Banerjee visited the injured junior doctor, Paribaha Mukherjee, admitted to a private hospital.