West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Thursday appealed to the agitating doctors in the state to resume duty in the interest of patients. Tripathi met representatives of the state units of the Joint Platform of Doctors and Doctors' Association of ABVP at his official residence this afternoon.
"Governor has appealed to them to resume their duties in the interest of the patients. Governor also extends his appeal to all the doctors in the state for joining back in their duties to take care of patients," a statement issued by the Raj Bhawan said. The memoranda of the doctors to Tripathi is being sent to the state government for appropriate action, it said.
"They have demanded adequate security and protection for the doctors in the hospitals, proper investigation and punishment for all those who attacked the junior doctors and redressal of their other grievances," the statement said. The representatives said that they will resume duties on receipt of firm and credible assurance of their security by the West Bengal government, it added.
Doctors across the state have called for a strike in protest against the attack on two of their colleagues at NRS Medical College and Hospital in the city by family members of a patient, who died on Monday night. Services have been affected over the past three days in emergency wards, outdoor facilities and pathological units of many state-run medical colleges and hospitals and a number of private medical facilities in the state, leaving the patients in the lurch.
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