Stalemate on; Doctors reject Mamata’s call for talks

The much-wanted solution to the junior doctors’ strike in West Bengal continued to look ellusive as the agitators on Saturday night turned down Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s appeal for talks, claiming that her initiatives lacked “honesty”.

Holding a press conference on Saturday evening, Banerjee appealed to the striking doctors to immediately resume medical services at the state-run hospitals and assured that the state government is ready to accept all their “legitimate demands”.

“I have already appealed to everyone related to the medical fraternity to end the impasse for the sake of the ailing patients. I would again appeal to the junior doctors to end the agitation. We are always open to discussions. Let the good sense prevail,” Banerjee said.

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