As hundreds of doctors resign, West Bengal Governor says 'no response' from Mamata Banerjee

File photo: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 14, 2019, 08.51 PM (IST)

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Friday said that he has been trying to contact Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but has received no response from her.
 
"I have tried to contact the CM, I have called her, till this moment there is no response from her, if she calls on me then we will discuss the matter. I have called her, let her come," Tripathi told media today. 

This comes when Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan also urged Banerjee to personally intervene to end the ongoing impasse

Hundreds of doctors in the state have resigned with members of medical fraternity across the nation protesting the incident wherein two medical professionals at Nil Ratan Sarkar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital were allegedly attacked by the relative of a patient on Tuesday. The patient had died on June 10.

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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has declared an All India Protest Day Friday in the wake of violence against doctors in Kolkata.

"The past few days have seen violence on doctors and hospitals in many states. The gruesome incident in NRS Medical College, Kolkata is of barbaric nature. Dr Paribaha Mukharjee, who was brutally attacked, is critical and fighting for his life. IMA condemns the violence perpetrated on a young doctor. Entire medical fraternity expresses our solidarity with the Residents who are on strike", the IMA said in a press release.

The IMA has released a set of 10 directives to coordinate action in all the local branches under their jurisdiction in connection with the planned protest. Among them are members directed to wear the black badges and give a memorandum to district authorities across the country.

Meanwhile, Delhi Medical Association, today, also called for a 'total medical bandh to protest. 

Calcutta High Court has given 7 days to West Bengal government to respond while hearing a PIL on doctors' strike in the state. 

The Court asked the state about steps taken by the government to end the impasse, adding that the state administration will have to put an end to the unrest and find a solution.

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'I have tried to contact the CM, I have called her, till this moment there is no response from her,' state Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi said.