Calcutta High Court (File photo/ANI)
Calcutta High Court (File photo/ANI)

Doctors strike: Calcutta HC seeks govt's response

ANI | Updated: Jun 14, 2019 19:27 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], June 14 (ANI): The Calcutta High Court on Friday gave seven days time to West Bengal government to respond to a PIL seeking declaration of the ongoing doctors strike across hospitals in the state as "illegal".
A division bench headed by Chief Justice T B Radhakrishnan heard the matter on Friday.
The PIL filed by Kunal Saha of People for Better Treatment also asked for details of the steps taken by the West Bengal government on the safety of doctors and to end their agitation.
The court has asked the government what steps were being taken on their side to end the impasse saying it will have to put an end to the strike and find a solution.
Meanwhile, as many as 43 doctors submitted their resignation here on Friday amidst the ongoing strike by the junior doctors in West Bengal.
While 27 doctors of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Darjeeling resigned over the violence against doctors in the state, a total of 16 doctors of R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata also submitted their resignation.
Junior doctors in Kolkata have been on strike after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured over an issue of alleged negligence at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI)