Doctors on strike today: OPD’S over the states remain shut on Monday on demand of protection for medicos
Consequences of bengal has been seen in the capital city today. Thousands of doctors shut their work on Monday due to unsafe conditions for doctors and interns. This protest is for Bengal interns who have been beaten up by the family of a patient after an unsuccessful medical cure. Three juniors doctors were attacked by patient’ s family who was being diagnosed in Kolkata NRS medical College.
Since that doctors of West Bengal is on the strike. They wanted the chief minister to take immediate steps towards the security of the doctors ,but the CM Mamata Banerjee called them for a closed room discussion .This discussion Idea was abolished by the doctors on the strike, they wanted to talk one on one on this serious issue.Officials have said Mamata Banerjee may hold a meeting with the agitating doctors at the state secretariat at 3pm on Monday.
Health care services continue to remain affected in the emergency wards, outdoor facilities and pathological units of many state-run hospitals and private medical facilities in West Bengal on Monday, the seventh day of the strike in the eastern stateThe top medical body said all non-essential services, including outdoor patient department (OPD) services, will be withdrawn for 24 hours from 6am on Monday to 6am on Tuesday. Emergency and casualty services will continue to function, it said.
Moreover doctors at all India institute of medical science issued a public notice of strike from 12 p.m. to 6 pm but all the other services like OPD emergency wards and casual ATI would be same as usual.
IMA ( Indian medical association) had launched a four-day nationwide protest from Friday and wrote to Union home minister Amit Shah demanding a central law to check violence against healthcare workers.
Its announcement for a strike on Sunday came a day after Union health minister Harsh Vardhan asked states to consider enacting specific legislation for protecting doctors and medical professionals from any form of violence.
IMA, however, demanded a comprehensive central law to deal with violence on doctors and healthcare staff, and in hospitals. Security measures and the determinants leading to violence should also be addressed, it said in a statement.
Let’s look forward for the the resolution as promised by Mamta Banerjee today.