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Not Nabanna or Raj Bhawan; Let Mamata decide meet venue, say striking doctors
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Not Nabanna or Raj Bhawan; Let Mamata decide meet venue, say striking doctors

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Kolkata, Jun 16: Striking junior doctors on Sunday put the ball in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's court, saying they are ready to meet Ms Banerjee at any venue she decides.
After the five-hour-long General Body meeting this morning, the junior doctors said they want to meet the Chief Minister under camera supervision, thereby ruling out any closed-door meeting.
They informed, " We have agreed to meet Ms Banerjee anywhere, but Nabanna or Raj Bhawan, under camera supervision. "
Representatives from across the state of different colleges will be a part of the meeting.
Earlier, the agitating doctors on Saturday afternoon rejected Banerjee's fresh offer for a meeting at Nabanna as they insisted the Chief Minister should come to NRS.
On Saturday, the Chief Minister appealed to the striking medics to call off the agitation as the government conceded all the demands, including safety and security to medics in all the government hospitals.
Barring Emergency department, all the OPDs in the government hospitals virtually wore a deserted look owing to the ceasework.
The doctors across the nation stood in solidarity with their agitating colleagues in Kolkata.
Doctors of AIIMS Delhi on Saturday called off their protest and gave a 48-hour ultimatum to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to meet the demands of the protesting doctors.
In their ultimatum, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) at AIIMS said that if the demands of the West Bengal doctors are not met within 48 hours, they would be forced to resort to an indefinite strike at the Delhi hospital.
The AIIMS Delhi doctors would, however, continue to wear red-stained bandages and helmets as a sign of protest.
"AIIMS issues an ultimatum of 48-hours to the West Bengal government to meet the demands of the striking doctors there, failing which we would be forced to resort to an indefinite strike at AIIMS, New Delhi."
We hope that our colleagues across the nation will join us in this hour of need," the statement read.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has also launched a three-day nationwide protest and called for a strike on June 17 with the demand of proper security of the doctors in all hospitals. (UNI)