Doctors' protest: Now AIIMS doctors organise hour-long protest

AIIMS docs protestNew Delhi, June 17: Resident Doctor's Association at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences has organised a protest on Monday morning in solidarity with the Kolkata doctors who have been agitating following an alleged attack on a junior doctor in West Bengal's capital.

The protest has been organised in front of Jawaharlal Auditorium of AIIMS New Delhi and commenced at 8 am, the doctors' body said."It has been decided to resort to a protest wherein patient care services will not be hampered to ensure that the backlog of patients including the patients affected by the strike, is addressed appropriately. A protest march shall be organised from 8 to 9 am on Monday morning in front of Jawaharlal Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi following which, we shall resume duties," it said in a statement earlier.

Expressing concerns over what they called 'situation of doctors' and AIIMS authorities in the statement said that they were in touch with the striking doctors in West Bengal.

"We are hereby hopeful that the West Bengal administration considers demands of striking doctors and resolves the matter amicably at the earliest in the best interest of the people," the press release added.

Doctors associated with the body had on Friday met Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan with regard to the violence against doctors in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led state and demanded security for their fraternity.  

 

Protesting Bengal docs likely to meet CM today

Agitating doctors in West Bengal softened their stand on Sunday, leaving it to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to decide the meeting venue with them, but insisted that it should be held in the presence of media and recorded.The chief minister is learnt to have agreed to a meeting on Monday at an auditorium adjacent to the state secretariat."The chief minister has agreed for the meeting tomorrow. We have invited two representatives from each medical college and hospital," a state government source told PTI.Banerjee, however, is not 'comfortable' with their proposal of media presence inside the meeting venue, he said.

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