The meeting, slated to originally at 3 p.m., would be delayed for some time as the government conceded the young medicos' demand for live media coverage of the meeting at the last moment.
She said unchecked entry of people to emergency departments can not be allowed when Archisman Bhattacharya, one of the agitating doctors of NRS Medical College and Hospital said, "Beating up doctors has turned into an act of daring, nearly a chivalry". "I also confirm that discussion and resolutions taken in this meeting shall be recorded, and duly communicated to you", the letter said. "It has to be conducted openly where representatives from all medical colleges and hospitals across the state and national media houses will be present".
Health care services in the Uttar Pradesh capital will largely remain largely crippled as over 10,000 doctors are on strike in support of their counterparts in West Bengal. "The Governor is happy that amicable settlement has been arrived at the meeting held today between the Chief Minister and Doctors".
Condemning the attacks on doctors and hospitals in West Bengal, the state IMA demanded exemplary punishment for the culprits involved. "We are taking him back", said his father Mohd Yassen, shifting him into an ambulance. They will however, continue their sevices in casualty, labour room and Intensive Care Units.
Banerjee had sought to meet the doctors on Friday and Saturday at the state secretariat, Nabanna, but the doctors turned down the request insisting that the venue be NRS. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) then announced a strike on June 17 (today) with withdrawal of non-essential health services across the country in the wake of the recent assault on doctors in West Bengal. The IMA is also set to stage a "dharna" at IMA headquarters in Delhi.
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Emergency and trauma services remained functional but the out-patient-department (OPD) services and elective surgeries were postponed.
Doctors in various parts of the country, including Maharashtra, Bengaluru, Tamil Nadu, Kannur, Guwahati and Pune, participated in the protest with patients being made to run around for medical help.
He said the state IMA submitted a representation to the state's health secretary, the chief minister, and the prime minister on Monday, seeking "immediate enactment of the model central healthcare protection" and early passing of the protection of medical service personnel bill.
The medical association had launched a four-day nationwide protest on Friday, and had written to Home Minister Amit Shah demanding a central law to prevent violence against healthcare workers. All private clinics including dental clinics have also been asked to down their shutters for the day.