‘No Urgency’: SC Defers Plea on Docs’ Safety After Protest Ends

A day after junior doctors in West Bengal called off their strike, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, 18 June, deferred hearing the plea seeking safety and security for doctors at government hospitals.

“Since the strike has been called off in the state of West Bengal by the doctors and there being no urgency, the matter is listed after vacation before the appropriate bench,” the apex court said.

On Monday, 17 June, doctors in West Bengal called off their week-long strike after meeting with CM Mamata Banerjee. The state government assured doctors of adequate security at government hospitals. The protest had erupted after two doctors were attacked at NRSMCH by a patient’s kin on 10 June.

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‘Meeting With CM Met Logical End,’ Doctors After Ending Strike

A spokesperson of the joint forum of doctors told reporters that doctors will return to work as they want to give the state government some time to implement their promises.

“Our meeting and discussion with the CM met a logical end. We temporarily withdraw from our ceasework. Considering everything, we expect the government to solve the issues as discussed in due time,” the spokesperson said after a meeting of the governing body at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital.

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