119 docs tender resignation at North Bengal Medical College in solidarity with NRS
Darjeeling: 119 doctors have handed over their resignations at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) near Siliguri on Friday, in solidarity with the junior doctors on strike at NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.
"We have received resignations from 119 doctors. We have also written to the Health department that if this
spate continues it will be
very difficult to continue
giving services," stated Prabir Deb, principal of North
Bengal Medical College and Hospital.
It may be mentioned here that services are provided by 300 senior faculty members and doctors with the help
of around 200 interns and junior doctors at NBMCH, where the interns and junior doctors are currently observing ceasework.
On Friday, the Outpatient Department (OPD) at NBMCH remained shut, while emergency patients were treated by the senior doctors. "We have appealed to the students and junior doctors to normalise the situation," stated Kaushik Samaddar, superintendent of NBMCH.