The Division Bench of the High Court was informed by the APNGOs that at this stage it may not be possible to call off the strike.

The Bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyothi Sengupta and Justice K.C. Bhanu was hearing the arguments in the case filed seeking a direction to the State government to act against the striking employees.

It may be recalled that the Bench had asked the APNGOs to consider whether they want to continue the strike or not.

The APNGOs responded with a polite no. The counsel appearing for the APNGOs said that junior doctors went on strike every year for eight years and every year the court asked the government to go for negotiations but nothing emerged. The Bench said that the arguments will continue on Monday.