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After talks with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal doctors set to call off strike

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 17, 2019, 05.49 PM (IST) Written By: Pooja Mehta

The joint forum of regional junior doctors, after their meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday, said that they were satisfied with meeting and measures proposed by the government, adding that they will go to the NRS Hospital and announce the withdrawal of their strike today. 

"We are satisfied," the delegation said. The Chief Minister said that "once you withdraw the strike, I will visit Paribaha".

WION has learnt that the doctors' delegation will be heading to Nil Ratan Sarkar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital today, the epicentre of the medical mayhem, where the strike will officially be called off. Two junior doctors at the NRS hospital were allegedly attacked by the relative of a patient last Tuesday. The patient had died on June 10.

Junior doctors met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday and apprised her of the problems they have been facing at medical colleges and hospitals in the state.

Banerjee was told that medical professionals have been working under tremendous fear. "We want exemplary punishment for those who assaulted NRS doctors," the joint forum of regional doctors told the chief minister today.

According to reports, Banerjee during the meeting accepted the proposal of doctors to set up a Grievance Redressal Cell in government hospitals, news agency ANI reported.

She directed Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma to deploy a nodal police officer in every hospital.

"We have taken adequate measures, arrested five people involved in NRS hospital incident," she added. 

Only two regional news channels were allowed to cover the meeting between Banerjee and junior doctors that took place at the state secretariat. 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday agreed for media coverage of her meeting with two representatives from each Medical College of the state.

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Junior doctors met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday and apprised her of the problems they have been facing at medical colleges and hospitals in the state.