However, the emergency services will not be affected and those already hospitalised will continue to get all the necessary medication and attention, he said. The junior doctors said Mamata's statement on Saturday was full of discrepancies.
The Chief Minister has asked the police to appoint nodal officers for security of doctors at all government hospitals in the State and added that no doctor has been booked by the State government.
The strike, which does not include emergency services, takes place as Parliament convened for the first time since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was re-elected in a landslide last month.
He said the state IMA submitted a representation to the state's health secretary, the chief minister, and the prime minister on Monday, seeking "immediate enactment of the model central healthcare protection" and early passing of the protection of medical service personnel bill. It also demanded a central act against violence in hospitals throughout the country, saying violence in hospitals would adversely affect patient care. "We should allow only two relatives to take the patients for tests or buy medicines", said Banerjee.
Doctors in various parts of the country, including Maharashtra, Bengaluru, Tamil Nadu, Kannur, Guwahati and Pune, participated in the protest with patients being made to run around for medical help.
The protesting doctors are demanding a comprehensive central legislation to check violence against doctors and other medical professionals at hospitals.
He said that the agitating doctors have agreed to all the points suggested in the letter and the live media coverage is "a very simple demand to maintain transparency". We are open to any dialogue as always. They will not let patients die.More news: Damaged Singapore-registered Japanese tanker arrives at UAE anchorage after Gulf attack
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#"We had police forces posted in hospitals but now we need to streamline the entry of patient party in the hospital, hence we can minimise the chance of eventualities", says Kolkata Police Commissioner, Anuj Sharma.
Expressing concern over the increasing cases of attacks on doctors, he said no doctor would every try to harm their patients but always try to save them.
The protesting doctors in West Bengal called off their week-long strike after meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday afternoon.
Meanwhile the issue of strike by doctors has reached the apex court.
"We are satisfied with the meeting", a representative of the doctors said, assuring Banerjee that the strike is going to be called off.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA), that represents more than 300,000 doctors and half-a-million junior doctors, medical students and other staff, said nearly all of its members, apart from those providing emergency services, have joined the protests.