The striking doctors said in-patients will not be attended to unless it is an emergency.
A legislation titled "The Healthcare Service Personnel and Clinical Establishments (Prohibition of violence and damage to property) Bill, 2019" has been prepared.
Resident doctors continued their strike on Friday and withdrew all services, including that at the emergency departments of hospitals, in protest against the bill, which seeks to replace the graft-tainted Medical Council of India.
The Resident Doctors' Association of the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital has claimed, that the stir has been triggered by an alleged assault on a third-year student of Maulana Azad Medical College, who was on duty last night in the emergency department.
They also requested the state government to 'engage or encourage engagements with Muslim youth and their families across Kolkata in gender-sensitisation, civic consciousness and law-compliance, etc.'
All the 14 medical college and hospitals in the state started functioning, with normal work resuming at outdoor facilities, pathological units and other departments.
A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant said it will not issue a notice (to the Centre) but is keeping the larger issue of protection of doctors open.
With the decision of the protesting doctors of West Bengal to call off the strike, the resident doctors at AIIMS, New Delhi to resumed their duties with immediate effect.
Speaking to Outlook, Palash Sen said the attack on junior doctors in West Bengal wasn't a one-off incident of violence against doctors.
Junior doctors in West Bengal were on strike since June 11 after two of their colleagues were reportedly attacked and seriously injured by relatives of a patient who died at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had called for a nationwide strike against rising attacks on doctors at the hands of families of patients who fail to recover or pass away during treatment.
Several reports confirmed the meeting, which was earlier scheduled for Tuesday, will take place at 3 PM today after the doctors demanded an immediate interaction with the CM.
A junior doctor in Kolkata was attacked by a patient's family members, triggering a massive outrage across the country against the rising attacks on doctors.
Mamata Banerjee had on Saturday invited the agitators for closed-door talks, but the offer was turned down.
During a press conference at the state secretariat on Saturday, Banerjee urged the agitators to resume work and said her government had accepted all of their demands.
'We are open for dialogue always. If the chief minister extends one hand we will extend 10 of ours... we are eagerly waiting to break the deadlock,' the spokesperson said.
The state government will bear all the expenses incurred on the treatment of the junior doctor who was admitted to a private hospital after the family of a dead patient assaulted him and his colleagues, she said.
The health minister also asked chief ministers to consider enacting specific legislation to protect doctors and medical practitioners.
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