Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's meeting with protesting doctors today indicated a breakthrough, with the medics indicating that the strike is likely to be called off. There has been no formal announcement yet. While the doctors said the Chief Minister had "good intentions" and dubbed her a "guardian", Ms Banerjee accepted their demands, suggesting a 10-point plan to ensure security at the hospitals. The meeting, held in presence of the media, came as hospitals around the country suspended all but essential services in solidarity with the Bengal doctors. The matter has reached the Supreme Court, which agreed to hear a petition about the safety of doctors.