The Indian Medical Association has now called for a nationwide strike protesting the attack on a doctor in Kolkata. The proposed strike is to happen on Monday, June 17.
All non-essential services including OPDs will be withdrawn for 24 hours from 6 am, while emergency and causality services will continue to function, says RV Asokan, Secretary General of IMA.
Delhi Medical Association (DMA) and Resident Doctors Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have also called for a strike today.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abesh Banerjee, who is a medical student, came out in support of the protesting doctors.