New Delhi: Indian Medical Association, in the protest against the assault on doctors in West Bengal is going ahead with its strike. All non-essential services is withdrawn from 6 am today to 6 am tomorrow in Government hospitals and private hospitals. Emergency as well as casualty are functioning.
Meantime, the doctors will meet Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee at 3 pm at Secretariat Conference Hall for discussion.The strike following the attack on resident doctor in West Bengal reveals the intensity of the issue.
“Healthcare violence has its origin in high expectations, lack of infrastructure and inadequate human resources. Issues of medical profession involving doctor-patient relationship, effective communication regarding the nature of illness and professional counselling play a part as well.The IMA expects the government of India to provide for each of these components,” IMA statement expressed.