The tensions between West Bengal Government and junior doctors seems to have escalated to a whole new level, never before seen in the history of India. Doctors from all across the country are standing beside their comrades in West Bengal. And now in an unprecedented incident, the resident doctors from Delhi’s All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have issued an ultimatum for the West Bengal government.
Days after Mamata Banerjee gave an ultimatum to the protesting doctors to either withdraw their strike or vacate hostels, which went in vein, the doctors have come up with an ultimatum of their own. In their ultimatum, the doctors at AIIMS have said that if all the demands of protesters in West Bengal are not met within 48 hours, then they will also start a strike for indefinite period.
The AIIMS Resident doctors have further urged those at other hospitals across the nation to follow the same if the demands are not met by West Bengal Government within the given time-frame. It would be interesting to see whether the West Bengal government solves the issue within next 48 hours or we will have to witness a nation-wide strike of doctors perhaps for the first time ever.
Meanwhile, as per last received reports, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will sit on a meeting with the representatives of protesting junior doctors on Saturday evening. Many are hopeful that a solution will emerge out of this meeting. Though another section of the protesters are adamant on having the CM at NRS Hospital, the place from where the entire movement began.