AIIMS Delhi doctors have announced that they will withdraw their strike for Monday. The doctors cited patient care for calling off the strike. However the protest will continue to support Kolkata doctors.
In a press release, the AIIMS Delhi doctors said, “Keeping patient care in the center, hospital services would not be disrupted and shall continue as usual for now. In case the lock-jam does not end, we will be forced to resort to escalation of the protest.”
The press release also mentioned that the doctors were hopeful that the Bengal government would accept all the demands of the junior doctors in Kolkata and end the logjam as soon as possible.
The doctors said, “We remain dedicated to the primary reason why we entered this profession in the first place, to serve humanity to our fullest potential. Yet the question for our dignity and security remains.”
The doctors however said that they will not allow the disinterested attitude of authorities to undermine them and that they will continue to fight.
It is the patients who are suffering the most, while talking to sudarshan news patients said they have come in a hope to get them cured but the doctors are on stike and their is no one to attend them.
While in kolkata, the junior doctors agreed to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but demanded that the meeting be held in the open. Strikes are being held by doctors in West Bengal and other Indian states after two doctors died in Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital (NRSMCH) when attacked by the family members of the patients.