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Return To Work: Mamata Banerjee’s 4-Hour Ultimatum to Striking Doctors

Kolkata: 

Mamata Banerjee has issued a four-hour ultimatum to doctors in West Bengal who have been on a protest over an attack on their colleague.

The West Bengal Chief Minister visited the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata where she asked the agitating junior doctors, in turn, to return to work. The doctors raised ”we want justice” slogans before Ms Banerjee.

Services at the state-run institutions across the state were hit on Tuesday after junior doctors launched a protest after an intern at a Kolkata hospital was allegedly assaulted by the relatives of a patient who had died.

The outdoor patient departments (OPD) at government hospitals were shut from 9:00 am. to 9:00 pm because of the protest.

The statewide protest was triggered after a junior doctor at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata was beaten up on Monday night by the family members of a patient who have alleged that he died because of negligence. The doctor suffered a head injury and is in critical care at a private hospital. 

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