Striking junior doctors across West Bengal have refused to end their stir till they are provided adequate security in government hospitals.
Services have been affected over the past 4 days in emergency wards, outpatient facilities and pathological units of many state-run medical colleges and hospitals in the state.
Doctors are on strike after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata by a mob following the death of a patient. Indian Medical Association has declared All India Protest Day today against the incident and expressed solidarity with the striking doctors.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan condemned the violence against doctors in Kolkata and urged patients and their attendants to exercise restraint. He said he will take up the matter of doctors' security with all chief ministers and asked the doctors to ensure that essential services to the people are not disrupted.
At the bilateral meeting, Prime Minister Modi said, in order to make the participation in the Forum meaningful, India will send a business delegation and representatives of three Indian states to Vladivostok and Russian Far East prior to his visit.
The Foreign Secretary said, Russian Far East is extremely resourceful and the Prime Minister also recognized it as a new area for cooperation. Both the leaders also reviewed trade and business relations and noted that these are on an upward trajectory.
Showing interest in the modernization of Indian Railways, the Russian President said, they will study the upgradation of Nagpur-Sikandarabad line. Prime Minister Modi also thanked Russian President Putin for successful implementation of defence manufacturing project in Amethi under the Make in India initiative.
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