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An empty doctor’s chamber at the Jaipuria Hospital in Jaipur, Monday, June 17, 2019. The medical fraternity in the state is boycotting work in response to a strike call by the IMA.(ANI / Twitter)

Rajasthan doctors join nationwide striking colleagues, boycott work

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2019 09:39 AM IST
A press conference was also held by ARISDA in Pink City Press Club on Sunday in which they informed that they will observe June 17 as a protest day against increasing violence with doctors.
After General Body meeting, Junior Doctors representative are briefing on strike issue in front of Academic Building in NRS Hospital in Kolkata on Sunday, June 16, 2019.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
After General Body meeting, Junior Doctors representative are briefing on strike issue in front of Academic Building in NRS Hospital in Kolkata on Sunday, June 16, 2019.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Striking Bengal doctors to meet Mamata Banerjee today

Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 10:03 AM IST
The doctors are expected to seek better infrastructure at state-run hospitals, better security and the arrest of the attackers at NRS Hospital during the meeting.
Patients have been facing the heat of junior doctors’ protest in West Bengal as services remained affected in state-run hospitals (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
Patients have been facing the heat of junior doctors’ protest in West Bengal as services remained affected in state-run hospitals (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

Patients bear brunt as junior doctors continue stir in West Bengal

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 05:17 PM IST
Hundreds of doctors have resigned in support of their colleagues. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the junior doctors to return to work and said her government had accepted their demands.
Junior doctors from NRS Medical College and Hospital continuing their strike inside the hospital campus(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Junior doctors from NRS Medical College and Hospital continuing their strike inside the hospital campus(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Bengal strike enters 6th day, doctors say ready for talks with Mamata government

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 12:28 PM IST
Earlier, the agitators had insisted that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visit the city’s NRS Medical College and Hospital, the epicentre of the agitation.
Stirs and demonstrations by doctors continued across several states and Union Territories, prompting the ministry of home affairs to issue an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike. (Photo @AITCOfficial /Twitter)
Stirs and demonstrations by doctors continued across several states and Union Territories, prompting the ministry of home affairs to issue an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike. (Photo @AITCOfficial /Twitter)

Mamata Banerjee reaches out but doctors term it eyewash

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents and Agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 06:54 AM IST
Thousands of doctors are protesting across the country over an incident in which three junior doctors at NRS Medical College in Kolkata were assaulted by the relatives of a patient who died during treatment on Monday.
Subsequently, Banerjee held a series of meetings with the junior health minister, chief secretary, health secretary and five veteran doctors.(Ht Photo)
Subsequently, Banerjee held a series of meetings with the junior health minister, chief secretary, health secretary and five veteran doctors.(Ht Photo)

Patients voice their discontent as doctors refuse to call off stir

Hindustan Times, KOLKATA/ MIDNAPORE/BERHAMPORE | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 12:00 AM IST
The junior doctors had struck work on Tuesday to protest the brutal assault on colleagues on the NRS Medical College and Hospital campus the night before following the death of an octogenarian patient.
The West Bengal chief minister also reiterated that the Bengal government did not want to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against the agitating junior doctors.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO)
The West Bengal chief minister also reiterated that the Bengal government did not want to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against the agitating junior doctors.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO)

Mamata blinks first, accepts all demands of agitating doctors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 08:21 PM IST
Junior doctors across West Bengal are on a strike since Tuesday after two of their colleagues were brutally attacked and beaten by the relatives of a patient who died at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.
A majority of hospitals in Delhi had joined the country-wide agitation in support of the doctors in West Bengal(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A majority of hospitals in Delhi had joined the country-wide agitation in support of the doctors in West Bengal(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

More Delhi doctors join hands to protest as Bengal stir enters Day 5

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Doctors at the Centre-run Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital and RML Hospital, and Delhi government facilities such as Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital and DDU Hospital, boycotted work and held protests.
Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital demonstrate against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Friday.(ANI)
Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital demonstrate against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Friday.(ANI)

‘CM has to apologise first’: Striking docs turn down Mamata’s invite for talks

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 12:24 PM IST
The doctors, who are protesting against the assault on two of their colleagues at NRS Medical College and Hospital, had on Friday sought unconditional apology from Banerjee and set six conditions for the state government in order to withdraw their stir.
A woman carries her daughter for treatment at a government hospital during a strike by doctors demanding security after the recent assaults on doctors by the patients’ relatives, in Kolkata(Reuters/ File photo)
A woman carries her daughter for treatment at a government hospital during a strike by doctors demanding security after the recent assaults on doctors by the patients’ relatives, in Kolkata(Reuters/ File photo)

Patients suffer as protest intensifies in West Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore/Berhampore/Siliguri | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 01:31 AM IST
On Friday, several hundred family members of patients protested at the hospital, demanding immediate reopening of OPDs.
Chandigarh doctors hold a protest march in solidarity with West Bengal doctors, at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research on Friday. (Anil Dayal/HT photo)
Chandigarh doctors hold a protest march in solidarity with West Bengal doctors, at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research on Friday. (Anil Dayal/HT photo)

Bengal doctors’ strike spreads across states

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 11:49 PM IST
Bengal bore the brunt of the protests on Friday, with junior doctors digging in their heels after chief minister Mamata Banerjee gave them an ultimatum the previous day
The junior doctors have been agitating since Tuesday in West Bengal demanding security for themselves in government hospitals,after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured.(Reuters File Photo)
The junior doctors have been agitating since Tuesday in West Bengal demanding security for themselves in government hospitals,after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured.(Reuters File Photo)

IMA launches 3-day nationwide protest, calls for strike on June 17

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 06:49 PM IST
The IMA has decided to continue their protest on Saturday and Sunday as well, which will include wearing black badges, dharnas, peace marches.
Renowned Bengali actress and filmmaker Aparna Sen addresses junior doctors at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital or NRS, who are in the strike from past three days in Kolkata on June 14, 2019. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Renowned Bengali actress and filmmaker Aparna Sen addresses junior doctors at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital or NRS, who are in the strike from past three days in Kolkata on June 14, 2019. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

On doctors’ strike, Aparna Sen urges Mamata to change her ‘stance’

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 05:38 PM IST
The intellectuals including renowned actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen, stage and screen actor Kaushik Sen, met the agitating doctors and expressed solidarity to their movement.
Patients and relatives waiting for the treatment during junior doctors strike at NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata on Friday, June 14, 2019.(ANI)
Patients and relatives waiting for the treatment during junior doctors strike at NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata on Friday, June 14, 2019.(ANI)

Crisis deepens in Bengal as 100 doctors in state hospitals submit resignations

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 03:31 PM IST
Between Thursday and Friday afternoon, as many as 92 doctors -- professors, associate professors, assistant professors and medical officers -- wrote to the authorities expressing their desire to step down.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday accused the striking junior doctors of the city’s SSKM Hospital of verbally abusing her during her visit there.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday accused the striking junior doctors of the city’s SSKM Hospital of verbally abusing her during her visit there.(PTI)

‘Striking junior doctors hurled abuses at me’: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 10:38 AM IST
The chief minister made the allegation hours after her visit to the state-run hospital in the afternoon to take stock of the situation in the wake of disruption of medical services across the state.
Residents doctors of JJ hospital in Mumbai,hold playcards to support doctors’ strike in support of West Bengal stir.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Residents doctors of JJ hospital in Mumbai,hold playcards to support doctors’ strike in support of West Bengal stir.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Health services in Delhi, Mumbai hit as Bengal doctors’ strike enters Day 4

Hindustan Times, Kolkata / New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 06:58 PM IST
The junior doctors have been on strike since Tuesday in protest against the brutal assault on two colleagues in NRS Medical College and Hospital on Monday night by family members of an octogenarian patient who passed away.
Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital went on strike here on Tuesday after one of their colleagues was allegedly attacked by the family of a patient who died on Monday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital went on strike here on Tuesday after one of their colleagues was allegedly attacked by the family of a patient who died on Monday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Services hit at Bengal’s state-run hospitals as doctors strike work after alleged assault on colleague

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 11:26 PM IST
The junior doctors locked up the hospital gates, stopped work at the outpatient department (OPD) and started a dharna as a mark of protest against the attack. However, patients later broke open the gates to enter the hospital.
The video of the two nursing students killing the puppies in a hospital complex went viral.
The video of the two nursing students killing the puppies in a hospital complex went viral.

Two nursing students arrested for killing puppies at Kolkata Hospital

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 11:16 AM IST
A police officer said the two nursing students were taken into custody at Entally Police Station after they broke down and ‘admitted their role in killing the puppies’ during the interrogation.
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