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Efforts are on to end the West Bengal Doctors agitation

Kolkota:16/6/19:Efforts are on to end the West Bengal Doctors agitation which entered the 7th day today.

The agitation began on Monday night when two junior doctors of NRS Hospital in Kolkata were injured in an attack by relatives of a patient who died. Except emergency services, all other services including OPD in government-owned hospitals in the state have stopped.

Meanwhile, spokesman of the agitating doctors said in Kolkata that they are open to dialogue. He said they are eagerly waiting to break the deadlock. The doctors are demanding their security at the workplace.

State Governor KN Tripathi had written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take immediate steps to provide security to the medicos and find out a solution to the impasse.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had also written to the Chief Minister. He also asked states to consider enacting specific legislation for protecting doctors and medical professionals from any form of violence.

Meanwhile, pressure on the State Government is building up. A large number of doctors of government hospitals in the state have resigned.

Junior doctors in hospitals across the country have undertaken token strike to express their solidarity with the agitating doctors of West Bengal. Indian Medical Association has called a day’s strike tomorrow.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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