Kolkata | Jagran News Desk: In an attempt to end the doctors’ strike in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee invited them to meet her on Saturday evening which was refused by the junior doctors.

Meanwhile, more than 700 government employed doctors across the state have tendered their resignation.

Spokesperson of the joint forum of junior doctors Dr. Arindam Dutta said that they want an unconditional apology from Mamata Banerjee the way she addressed the doctors at the SSKM Hospital.  

"We want an unconditional apology from Chief Minister Banerjee for the manner in which she addressed us at the SSKM Hospital yesterday. She should not have said what she said. She should come to the NRS Hospital to meet us," said Dr Arindam Dutta, a spokesperson of the joint forum of junior doctors.

Mamata held a two-hour-long meeting with senior doctors, who were not part of the strike, and invited the agitating doctors for talks at the secretariat Nabanna tonight.

The junior doctors however, refused to meet Mamata as they said that the invitation as a ploy to derail their stir.

The agitating doctors earlier stipulated six conditions to end their strike.

They demanded that Mamata Banerjee must visit the injured doctors at the hospital and issue a statement condemning the attack on them.

They also asked for the immediate intervention of Mamata and demanded a judicial probe into the police inaction in providing security to doctors at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital against attack on Monday night.

"We demand documentary evidence and details of the action taken against those who attacked us," said Dutta.

The agitators also demanded unconditional withdrawal of all "false cases and charges" imposed on junior doctors and medical students across West Bengal for going on strike.

The attack on the doctors triggered the ongoing state-wide stir by medicos.

Banerjee, however, held a two-hour-long meeting with senior doctors, who were not part of the strike, and invited the agitating doctors for talks at the secretariat Nabanna tonight.

The junior doctors however, refused to meet Mamata as they said that the invitation as a ploy to derail their stir.

The agitating doctors earlier stipulated six conditions to end their strike.

They demanded that Mamata Banerjee must visit the injured doctors at the hospital and issue a statement condemning the attack on them.

They also asked for the immediate intervention of the mamata and demanded a judicial probe into the police inaction in providing security to doctors at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital against attack on Monday night.

"We demand documentary evidence and details of the action taken against those who attacked us," said Dutta.

The agitators also demanded unconditional withdrawal of all "false cases and charges" imposed on junior doctors and medical students across West Bengal for going on strike.

As the medical fraternity from Delhi, Maharashtra, Odisha, Jharkhand and other states began to rally behind their West Bengal colleagues, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urged Banerjee not to make the "sensitive matter" a "prestige issue" and ensure an "amicable end" to the stir.

The Calcutta High Court, meanwhile, refused to pass any interim order on the strike.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma