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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urges CM Mamata Banerjee to be ‘compassionate’, IMA calls all-India strike Monday


The standoff snowballed with doctors in several states starting protests in a show of solidarity and the Indian Medical Association calling a nationwide strike on June 17.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan too wrote to Mamata Banerjee, advising “better communication and a compassionate approach”.

Hours after the Calcutta High Court refused to pass any interim order on the strike by junior doctors at state-run hospitals and asked the West Bengal government to persuade them to resume work and restore healthcare services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met a group of doctors at the state secretariat Nabanna Friday. She also invited ...


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