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NRS junior doctors to meet Mamata Banerjee to end impasse

The junior doctors will meet Mamata Banerjee to try and reach an agreement with the authorities and end the ongoing agitation.

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New Delhi Updated on: June 16, 2019 21:27 IST
NRS junior doctors to meet Mamata Banerjee to end impasse
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NRS junior doctors to meet Mamata Banerjee to end impasse

The Junior doctors have agreed to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to negotiate their demands.

"We are hopeful that our honorable Chief Minister will be considerate enough to solve the problems that our entire state is facing currently," he added.

Director of medical education Pradip Mitra, who attended the general body meeting, tried to mediate a middle path for the junior doctors and the government.

"The doctors had demanded two to five representatives from each medical college be present during their meeting with the Chief Minister. Even if a single delegate from each medical college attends the meeting the figure will be around fifteen and the final number will be decided by the CM," Mitra said.

This comes after Mamata in a press conference on Saturday appealed to all the doctors to get back to work and said that she had accepted all their demands.

Also, the chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Priyank Kanoongo, who arrived in Kolkata on Saturday night, visited the paediatric wards of some state-run hospitals to assess the condition of patients.

"I found that children are not getting treatment and the situation is very pathetic. I will submit a report when I reach Delhi. Children's lives should be everyone's priority and no ego should come in between," Kanoongo said.

As per reports the venue of the meeting will be decided by the CM but the students have refused to have a closed-door meeting.

It will be an open meeting with representatives from all medical colleges in India. 

"We will be deciding on our next step during a governing body meeting today. We are open to any dialogue as always. The venue for the meeting will be decided soon," a spokesperson of a joint forum of junior doctors told reporters here.

There are also reports of media being present at the meeting. 

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Also Read: Doctors' Strike, Day 5: Mamata Banerjee appeals doctors to resume work, says we accept all the demands 

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