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Mamata appeals doctors to restore service
West Bengal

Mamata appeals doctors to restore service

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Kolkata, June 14 : Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has appealed to all to restore normal healthcare services to the patients without any further delay.

"An unfortunate incident took place in NRS Hospital 3 days ago. I sent my colleague, Chandrima Bhattacharjee, Minister-of-State, Health and Family Welfare,
to visit the injured doctor and talk to a section of the junior doctors who are agitating and request them to withdraw the agitation as people are not getting treatment. Cancer patients, kidney patients, accident victims, even children coming from distant  places are suffering for not getting treatment, " Banerjee posted on her social networking site.

"I sent Commissioner of Police, Kolkata to talk to the junior doctors. 5 persons have been arrested and their bail prayers were rejected by court," she said."Our government has taken full care of the injured doctor. We pray that he recovers quickly. As per information received, he is stable and improving," Banerjee wrote.

" That day, one person died and complaint of negligence of treatment has been  lodged. An enquiry has been started to look into the issues from all sides," the chief
minister said.

Earlier, defying Banerjee's four-hour ultimatum to get to work or face punitive action even invoking ESMA, the junior doctors, interns, house staff and PGT in a joint
meeting decided to carry on the agitation until their demands, including their safety and security in the working place and arrest of those who assaulted the medics at NRS and other hospitals, are conceded.(UNI)