Striking docs agree to meet Mamata

17 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

NEW DELHI: Doctors on strike in West Bengal on Sunday agreed to meet chief minister Mamata Banerjee but they say that the meeting should be open for media coverage, reported PTI.

The deadlock at the state-run medical colleges and hospitals in West Bengal entered the sixth day on Sunday.

After an internal meeting late on Saturday, the doctors, who had turned down an invite for a closed-door meeting with Banerjee at the state secretariat, mellowed down and stated that they were ready to hold a dialogue in any form, but the venue of the meeting would be decided later.

During the meet, the chief minister emphasised that her government had not invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) to get the doctors to resume work.