Agitate and thus striking doctors across West Bengal have refused to end their protest till the time they get adequate security in the State government hospitals.
These junior doctors are on strike after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata by a mob following the death of a patient.
For last four days, services have been affected in emergency wards, outpatient facilities and pathological units of many state-run medical colleges and hospitals in the state.
Indian Medical Association has declared All India Protest Day today against the incident and expressed solidarity with the striking doctors.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan condemned the violence against doctors in Kolkata and urged patients and their attendants to exercise restraint.
He said he will take up the matter of doctors’ security with all chief ministers and asked the doctors to ensure that essential services to the people are not disrupted.