West Bengal: Junior doctors call off week-long strike after Mamata Banerjee agrees to their demands

Kolkata: Junior doctors ended their week-long strike on Monday after meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Banerjee accepted the proposal of the striking doctors’ to set up Grievance Redressal Cell in state-run hospitals across the state. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo also directed Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma to deploy a nodal police officer in every hospital. The decisions were taken during the meeting with representatives of doctors at Nabanna, which houses the State Secretariat in West Bengal.
While announcing their decision to withdraw the strike, the junior doctors of NRS Medical College, Kolkata, said, “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 government to solve the issues as discussed in due time.”
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all seniors, juniors, patients, common people, intelligentsia and medical fraternity of the country who spontaneously extended their support and made this movement possible. We hope to maintain this unity in the future,” added the junior doctors.

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