West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave a four-hour ultimatum to the doctors to withdraw the strike and warned "strong action" if the strike goes on.

Mamta visited Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial (SSKM) State Hospital, where junior doctors have been protesting for an attack on an intern in another city with her fellow doctors for two days.

Protesting against the brutal attack on two junior doctors by the family members of a dead patient in Kolkata's state-run NRS Medical College and Hospital on Monday night, the doctors across the state stopped work at the outpatient departments (OPDs) since Wednesday.

Talking to protesters, Mamta Banerjee said, 'No one can become a doctor by refusing to serve the patients, I ask you to start the work again in all four hours. If the hurdles will continue, the government hostel facility will be snatched.'

Mamta said that her government has condemned the attack on junior doctors, but because of being a physician, they can not stop their services.

"Even police officers die during their duty but they cannot resort to sit-in protests.

"Obstruction of hospital work is a crime. Let the good sense prevail. I appeal to you to resume work. If the disturbance continues, strong action will be taken as per law," she said.