New Delhi, June 15: Resident Doctors Association of AIIMS have issued an ultimatum of 48 hours to West Bengal Government to meet demands of the striking doctors in Bengal, failing which we would be forced to resort to indefinite strike. While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has extended a fresh invitation to striking junior doctors to meet her at 5 pm at the state secretariat Nabanna on Saturday.
Over 500 doctors, including the heads of departments of medical colleges and other hospitals in Kolkata, Burdwan, Darjeeling and North 24 Parganas districts, sent their resignation letters to the state director of medical education.
Striking junior doctors had refused to meet West Bengal Chief Minister on Friday night.
As the deadlock continues to paralyse medical services at state-run hospitals in West Bengal over the last five days, the doctors are demanding an unconditional apology from the West Bengal CM.
Earlier, five senior doctors led by Sukumar Mukherjee had called on Banerjee at Nabanna and offered to mediate to end the impasse.
The Calcutta High Court on Friday refused to intervene in the ongoing doctors’ strike in West Bengal and advised the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in the state to persuade the medical practitioners to re-join work.
A division bench comprising of Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan and Justice Suvra Ghosh directed the state government to apprise the bench of the steps taken by the government in the aftermath of the vicious attack at NRS hospital in Kolkata.