At last 'Didi' bows to pressure, agrees to LIVE coverage of meet with doctors

Mamata Banerjee will talk to striking doctors

New Delhi, June 17: At last Mamata Banerjee bows to the pressures of the striking doctors and is now ready for LIVE coverage of her talks with them; a condition put by the docs.Earlier, the doctors were invited for a meeting with the Chief Minister but without media, persons to be present during the talks.

Live media coverage was a key demand of protesting doctors who said that 'common people have the right to know about the discussions at the meeting since they are the biggest sufferers'.  

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be meeting two representatives from each Medical College of the state in Nabanna (State Secretariat) later today.

Meanwhile, healthcare services at government and private hospitals in the national capital and several other cities were hit on Monday as scores of doctors, including those at AIIMS, decided to boycott work.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has given the strike call with the withdrawal of nonessential health services across the country.IMA members also staged a dharna at its headquarters in New Delhi.

More than 40,000 doctors in Maharashtra are boycotting work on Monday as part of a strike call given by their apex body IMA in support of their agitating colleagues in West Bengal, an official said.

The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear on June 18 a plea seeking safety and security of doctors in government hospitals across the country.  

With Agencies, Pic Google