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Mamata gives 4-hour ultimatum to doctors to resume work
Mamata gives 4-hour ultimatum to doctors to resume work

Kolkata, June 13 (TIWN) Reprimanding the striking state hospital doctors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday gave them a four-hour ultimatum to withdraw their strike and warned of "strong action' if they do not resume work within the deadline.

Banerjee visited the state-run Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial (SSKM) Hospital, where the junior doctors had joined in the two-day long strike alongside their colleagues across the state in protest against the attack on an intern in another city hospital.   

She spoke to some of the patients and their family members waiting at the hospital's lobby outside the emergency department and issued instructions to the hospital officials over phone, as the protesting doctors continued to raise slogans, demanding "justice". 

Addressing the protesting doctors, Banerjee said: "One cannot become a doctor by denying service to the patients. I ask you all to resume work within four hours. If you continue such disturbance then the government hostel facility will be taken away." 

She said her government has condemned the attack on the junior doctors but being doctors they cannot stop their services.  "Even police officers die during their duty but they cannot resort to sit-in protests". 

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