Chandigarh,15.06.19-The residents of PGIMER, assembled in large numbers expressing solidarity towards the fellow doctors facing violence in West Bengal on 14.06.2019. Even though the whole India is united, the lawlessness in Bengal colleges is profound.

Current situation is that after nationwide protests, the talks on the issue has stared and the many authorities have requested to give them two days to solve the situation and IMA has also called a nationwide strike from Monday. As discussed with different doctor associations all over India and suggestions of ARD PGIMER, all are of the view to give two days to the government to solve the issue. The situation has been perceived as extremely grave and we will leave no stone unturned to support our fellow doctors. ARD-PGIMER issues an ultimatum to West Bengal government to meet the demands of there doctors on strike by Sunday.

We will watch for the response and developments on this before planning further actions.

It was also decided to escalate and convert the solidarity movement into a protest movement. In case the solution to the situation is not achieved by Sunday, an indefinite protest will start on Monday i.e 17.06.2019 with restriction of all services except Emergency and ICU services

Till that time we will continue showing our solidarity by wearing black ribbons while on work.

We regret the inconvenience caused to patients and urge them to support us in our movement against violence.

We are also grateful to media; the fourth pillar of democracy for highlighting the cause of doctors. We hope that they continue to do so until justice is served.