#SAVETHESAVIOUR: IMA observes nationwide strike against Kolkata incident

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has launched a nationwide strike on Monday, June 17. The protest has been called against the background of the rising number of doctor’s assault cases in India. Over three lakh private doctors in India will not provide medical services, but emergency services will be kept running

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This one-day strike has been called on as a symbol of resistance and to show solidarity with the doctors in West Bengal.

Doctors allege that the government is not taking enough measures to tackle or prevent the issue of attack on doctors.

In Mumbai, IMA doctors took to the streets to protest against violence committed against doctors.

IMA doctors protesting in Thane
IMA doctors protesting in Thane

On Monday, June 10, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. He is critical and fighting for his life.

As part of the protest, all doctors in the country wore black badges on Friday, June 14. Doctors at Mumbai’s civic and government-run hospitals have also joined in the protest to show solidarity over this incidence. They have taken a stand against the growing spate of violence against doctors.

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80,000 doctors across Maharashtra are on the strike to show their solidarity with the protesting doctors from West Bengal.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for a strike on June 17, to raise the issue of increasing attack on doctors.

Doctors from Ayurveda, Homeopathy and different associations have also lent their support to the strike called by the IMA.

Doctors in IMA Pune during a press conference
Doctors in IMA Pune during a press conference
Doctors from Pune IMA on protest
Doctors from Pune IMA on protest

The Maharashtra State Branch of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association – ‘MSBIRIA’ has also decided to observe a one-day strike to show solidarity with the IMA.

Doctors from IMA Nagpur who participated in the strike
Doctors from IMA Nagpur who participated in the strike

The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) who went on strike on Friday, to support the doctors from West Bengal, will continue supporting the movement but will not join the strike.