On Monday, doctors across India decided to boycott work for a day in support of their colleagues in West Bengal. Two doctors were attacked and injured by a patient’s relatives in West Bengal on June 11. The doctors demanded action against the accused and security measures for the hospital staff.
The strike has left many patients in a lurch and is affecting those in critical conditions since doctors have refused to attend to them.
Urmilesh discusses how fair the doctors’ strike was, its impact on the public and how the media reported it with senior journalist Gautam Lahiri, Qurban Ali and Dr Omshankar from Benaras Hindu University.