Junior doctors in Kolkata call off strike, express gratitude to Mamata Banerjee


Agitating junior doctors in Kolkata have called off their strike after their meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Announcing their decision, junior doctors of Kolkata’s NRS College and Hospital termed their meeting with Banerjee fruitful.

Mamata Banerjee

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the CM. After an enormous movement, the meeting and discussions with our CM met a logical end. Considering everything we expect the govt to solve the issues as discussed in due time,” news agency ANI quoted the statement from the doctors.

The statement added, “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all seniors, junior, patients, common people, intelligentia and medical fraternity of the country who spontaneously extended their support&made this movement possible. We hope to maintain this unity in future.”

The Press Secretary to the West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi welcomed the decision and said that the latter was happy that an amicable settlement had been arrived at as a result of the meeting between the CM and the agitating doctors.

Doctors in the state had been on strike for the last six days in protest against an assault on one of their junior colleagues at a government hospital by a relative of a patient in Kolkata. They had found support from their fraternity from across India with many accusing the BJP behind the agitation.