Police said that while around 50 junior doctors were holding a sit-in demonstration near the emergency department, senior medical officers were working normally and treating patients. The striking doctors refused to join work despite assurances of security by the Health Department and police authorities.
Banerjee is on a visit to Maoist-affected Jangalmahal area and is expected to be back in the city tomorrow night. No untoward incident was reported today even as a section of relatives of patients last night blocked the road in front of the hospital protesting the strike, police said.
They were later removed by police and normal movement of traffic was ensured. A number of patients were, however, taken away to other hospitals as the strike has affected regular facilities like round-the-clock monitoring of patients generally done by junior doctors, officials said.