Doctors turn down Mamata Banerjee's request to resume duty
Kolkata : Doctors sitting on protest in the West Bengal refused to resume duty after they turned down Mamata Banerjee’s appeal to end their protest, saying the ‘chief minister did not take any honest initiative to address their concerns’.
“What CM has told in the press conference is not at all true. No junior doctor went to meet her. What she claimed that we are against the solution and conversation, but we want her to come to the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital listen to us and take necessary steps to serve the ailing people,” a spokesperson of the joint forum of junior doctors told reporters soon after CM appealed the doctors to resume their work.
He added, "We are eagerly waiting to rejoin our duty, but from the Chief Minister’s side there is no honest initiative to find a solution (of the ongoing problem)."
Siliguri: Junior doctors at the District Hospital continue the protest, one of the protesters says, 'We won't stop the protest until she (West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee) meets the protesters at NRS Medical College & Hospital.' #WestBengal #DoctorsProtest pic.twitter.com/suAjPWBtx8— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2019
The statement from the doctors were recorded soon after TMC chief Mamata Banerjee claimed that the government has accepted all the demands of the medicos and was ready to accommodate their additional demands, but that they must resume work.
"We never arrested a single person. We will not take any police action. Health services cannot continue like this. I am not going to take any stringent action. Let good sense prevail." the West Bengal CM had stated.